2nd October – Gandhi Jayanti

Mahatma Gandhi was a great freedom fighter. He freed India from the British rule, in 1947. He was born on 2nd October, 1869, at Porbander. His full name was Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi.

Gandhi’s principle of non-violence became so popular across the world that 2nd of October is also observed as International Day of Non-Violence.

 2nd October – Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji’s Birthday

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Lal Bahadur Shastri was also born on 2nd October, 1904, exactly 35 years after Gandhi ji. He was the 2nd Prime Minister of India. He joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s, deeply impressed and influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.

 He led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. It was him who gave the slogan – “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”.

 24th October – United Nations’ day


 The world celebrates United Nations day every October 24 to honor the interstate organization.

The United Nations organization was formed in 1945 with the purpose of maintaining world peace and security, developing good relation among the nations, encouraging cooperation between nations in order to solve economic, social, cultural and other international problems.

31st October – Halloween


Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31st. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts.  

 Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkin lanters, festive gatherings, wearing frightening costumes and eating sweet treats.

Halloween is a very popularly celebrated in America, Canada, Mexico, Spain, parts of Britain, UK and Ireland.