Days of Significance (October 2019)

Posted September 30, 2019

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world!

If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Dickieson. If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would love to hear from you.


Days of Significance (October 2019)

October 1-7 Navaratri Hindu
October 4 St Francis Day Catholic Christian
October 5 World Teachers Day UN
October 6 World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 6 Durga Ashtami Hindu
October 8 – 9 Yom Kippur Jewish
October 9 Dussehra Hindu
October 10 World Mental Health WHO
October 11 International Day of the Girl
October 14 Thanksgiving Day Canada
October 14 Interfaith Christian
October 14 – 20 Sukkot Jewish
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty UN
October 17 Spirit Day LGBTQ+
October 20 Birth of the Bab Bahai
October 20 Installation of the Scriptures of Guru Granth Sikh
October 21 Shemini Atzeret Jewish
October 22 Simchat Torah Jewish
October 24 Child Care Worker and ECE Appreciation
October 27 Diwali-Sikh, Jain Hindu
October 28 Jain New Year/Vikram Hindue
October 29 Rett’s Syndrome Awareness Day (Wear Purple)
October 31 All Hallows Eve Christian

*Days may vary a few days before or after the indicated date due to moon sightings and time zones for some Days of Significance.*

These dates were taken from UGDSB Equity and Inclusion Calendar 2019-2020

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