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October 2018 Calendar | All Countries Holidays List | Global Holidays


October is the tenth month of the year in Julian and Gregorian calendar. It has 31 days like its pre-occurring months January, March, May, July and August. The month of October is in between September and November. The roots for naming the month can be traced to the period of ancient Rome when October was considered as 8th month in the old Julian calendar prior to insertion of January and February. The Latin word “Octo” means eight which denotes the old rank the month was ascribed. However, the name October has continued to be used even in modern times. October is characterized by autumn (fall) in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere. The climatic scene is reversed in each hemisphere in the month of April which is referred to as seasonal equivalent.

Calendar Holidays List in October 2018:

1. National Holidays List in October 2018:

Oct 1: National Day  National holiday (China), Cyprus Independence Day (Cyprus), National Day of the People's Republic of China (Hong Kong), Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Israel), Investiture Ceremony of the Captains Regent 2(San Marino)

Oct 2: National Day Golden Week holiday (China)         

Oct 3: Morazan´s Day (Honduras), National Day Golden Week holiday (China),Iraqi Independence Day (Iraq), National Foundation Day (South Korea), Day of German Unity (Germany)

Oct 5: Republic Implantation (Portugal)

Oct 8: Thanksgiving Day (Canada), Columbus Day (United States), Battle of Angamos (Peru), Sports Day (Japan), Independence Day (Croatia)

Oct 9: Independence of Guayaquil (Ecuador), Hangeul Proclamation Day (South Korea)

Oct 10: Beginning of the War of Independence (Cuba), National Day/Double Tenth Day (Taiwan)

Oct12:Dia delaraza(Guatemala), Columbus Day (Honduras), Our LadyAparecida/Children's Day (Brazil), Indigenous Resistance´s Day (Venezuela),Hispanic Day (Spain)

Oct 13: Anniversary of the Death of King Bhumibol (Thailand)

Oct 14: Defenders' Day (Ukraine)

Oct 15: Day of respect for cultural diversity (Argentina), Columbus Day (Chile, Colombia), Anniversary of the Death of King Bhumibol observed (Thailand), Defenders’ Day observed (Ukraine)

Oct 17: Dessalines Day (Haiti), Chung Yeung Festival (Hong Kong)

Oct 19: Mother Teresa Beatification Day (Albania)

Oct 20: Revolution of 1944 (Guatemala)

Oct 21: Army Day (Honduras)

Oct 22: Labour Day (New Zealand), 1956 Revolution Memorial Day (Extra Holiday) National holiday (Hungary)     

Oct 23: Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand), 1956 Revolution Memorial Day (Hungary)

Oct 26: National Day (Austria)

Oct 28: Ochi Day (Cyprus), Independent Czechoslovak State Day (Czech Republic)

Oct 29: Arbaeen (Iran), Republic Day (Turkey), October Bank Holiday (Ireland)

Oct 31: Reformation Day (Slovenia)

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2. Public Holidays List in October 2018:

Oct1:Thanksgiving Day (Saint Lucia), Peat Cutting Monday (Falkland Islands), Independence Day (Palau),National Day of the People's Republic of China (Macau),Teachers Day(Uzbekistan), Botswana Day observed, Public Holiday (October) (Botswana), National Day (Nigeria)

Oct 2: Public Holiday (October) observed (Botswana), Independence Day (Guinea)

Oct 4: Independence Day (Lesotho), Peace and Reconciliation Day (Mozambique)

Oct 5: Constitution Day (Vanuatu)

Oct 6: October Liberation Day (Syria), Day of Commemoration and National Mourning (Turkmenistan)

Oct 8: Constitution Day (Sint Maarten), National Heroes Day (The Bahamas), National Heritage Day (Turks and Caicos Islands), Pchum Ben Day (Day 1) (Cambodia)

Oct 9: Abolition Day (St. Barts), Pchum Ben Day (Day 2) (Cambodia), Independence Day (Uganda)

Oct 10: Curaçao Day (Curaçao), Day of the Maroons (Suriname), Fiji Day (Fiji), Pchum Ben Day (Day 3) (Cambodia), Party Foundation Day (North Korea), Moi Day (Kenya)

You Can Also Check The Holidays In Other Months,

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Oct 12: Pan American Day (Belize), Columbus Day (Puerto Rico)

Oct 13: Prince Louis Rwagasore Day (Burundi)

Oct 14: Svetitskhovloba (Georgia), Revolution Day (Yemen), Mwalimu Nyerere Day (Tanzania)

Oct 15: National Heroes' Day (Jamaica), Commemoration Day of King's Father (Cambodia), Evacuation Day (Tunisia)

Oct 17: Presidential Election (Azerbaijan)

Oct 19: Dashain (Bhutan)

Oct 20: Mashujaa Day (Kenya)      

Oct 21: Saint Ursula's Day (British Virgin Island), Saint Ursula's Day (British Virgin Islands), Chong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors (Macau),President Ndadaye's Day (Burundi)

Oct 23: Liberation Day (Libya)

Oct 24: United Nations Day (Micronesia), Bouk Ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast Ends) (Laos), Independence Day (Zambia)

Oct 25: Thanksgiving (Grenada), Boat Racing Festival (Laos)

Oct 26: Gospel Day (Cook Islands), Angam Day (Nauru)

Oct 27: Independence Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkmenistan)

Oct 28: The Ochi day (Greece)

Oct 29: King's Coronation Day (Cambodia)

Oct 31: Descending Day of Lord Buddha (Bhutan)

3. Common Local / State Holidays List in October 2018:

Oct 1: Shmini Atzeret (Canada, United States, Australia, United Kingdom), Queen's Birthday, Labour Day (Australia), Chuuk Constitution Day (Micronesia)           

Oct 2: Simchat Torah (Canada, United States, Australia, United Kingdom)                  

Oct 4: Feast of St Francis of Assisi (Canada, United States, Australia, United Kingdom), National Day Golden Week holiday (China)

Oct 5: National Day Golden Week holiday (China)         

Oct 6: National Day Golden Week holiday (China)

Oct 7: National Day Golden Week holiday (China)

Oct 9: Navaratri (United States, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Mauritius, South Africa), Day of the Valencian Community (Spain)

Oct 10: Navaratri (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)

Oct 18: Dussehra, Alaska Day (United States, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Mauritius, South Africa)

Oct 19: Dussehra (Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)                       

Oct 26: Nevada Day (United States)

4. Observance Holidays List in October 2018:

Oct 1: Children´s Day (El Salvador, United States), Elders' Day (Mongolia), Armed Forces Day (South Korea), German Food Bank Day (Germany), Independence of Southern British Cameroons from UK(Cameroon)

You Can Also Check The Holidays In Other Months,

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Oct 4: Children's Day (Singapore)

Oct 6: Wine Day (Day 1) (Moldova), Dukla Pass Victims Day (Slovakia), Armed Forces Day (Egypt)

Oct 7: Space Exploration Day (Germany), Wine Day (Day 2)(Moldova)

Oct 8: Thanksgiving Day (Canada), Columbus Day, Native Americans' Day, Indigenous People's Day (United States, US Virgin Islands)

Oct 9: Leif Erikson Day (United States)    

Oct 12: Day of the Cultures (Costa Rica), Columbus Day (El Salvador, Mexico), Indigenous Resistance Day (Nicaragua, Bolivia), Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea)

 Oct 13: Navy Birthday (United States)    

Oct 15: White Cane Safety Day (United States), Teacher's Day (Brazil), Columbus Day (Uruguay)

Oct 16: Boss's Day (United States), Yom HaAliyah School Observance (Israel)

Oct 17: Double Ninth Festival (China), Double Ninth Day(Taiwan)

Oct 18: Healthcare Aide Day (Canada), National Independence Day (Azerbaijan)

Oct 20: Sweetest Day (United States), Vietnamese Women's Day (Vietnam)

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Oct 21: Overseas Chinese Day (Taiwan), World War II Victims Remembrance Day (Serbia)           

Oct 23: Paris Peace Agreement's Day (Cambodia)

Oct 24: Day of the Libraries (Germany), United Nations Day (Norway)

Oct 25: Hurricane Thanksgiving (US Virgin Islands), Taiwan's Retrocession Day (Taiwan), Sovereignty Day (Slovenia)

Oct 27: Černová Tragedy Day (Slovakia) 

Oct 28: Establishment of the Independent Czecho-Slovak State (Slovakia)      

Oct 29: Capital City Day (Mongolia), Birth of Ľudovít Ŝtúr Day(Slovakia)

Oct 30: Arba'een (Afghanistan), Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation (Slovakia)

Oct 31: Halloween (Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Mexico, United States, Bermuda,  Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, Armenia, Bangladesh, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Republic of, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, United Kingdom)

5. Restricted Holidays List in October 2018:

Oct 15: Vijaya Dasami (Bangladesh), Durga Pooja (Pakistan)   

Oct 16: Maha Saptami (India)

Oct 17: Maha Navami, Maha Ashtami (India)

Oct 19: Dussehra (Pakistan)

Oct 24: Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti (India), Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji (Pakistan)

Oct 27: Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) (India)

Oct 28: Public Service Holiday (Brazil)

Oct 31: Chelum (Pakistan)

6. Gazetted Holidays List in October 2018:

Oct 2: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Oct 19: Dussehra (Maha Navami) (India)

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