This is our day guide for Thursday October 17th 2024 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on October 17th 2024

Global Ethics Day

Global Ethics Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Global Ethics Day

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International ShakeOut Day

International ShakeOut Day

Participating in this annual event is an important way to be ready to survive the big quake.

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Black Poetry Day

Black Poetry Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Black Poetry Day

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National Edge Day

National Edge Day

An annual celebration of the straight edge subculture.

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National Mulligan Day

National Mulligan Day

Everyone deserves a second chance now and again - even golfers.

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National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day ūüćĚ

Whether you prefer gnocchi, penne or farfalle, pasta lovers can all agree that National Pasta Day is the best holiday of the year.

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Get to Know Your Customers Day

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Get to Know Your Customers Day

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National Get Smart About Credit Day

National Get Smart About Credit Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Get Smart About Credit Day

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 

17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty.

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Public Holidays on October 17th 2024

Dessalines Day

Dessalines Day

Commemorates the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haiti's first ruler, in 1806

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Kati Bihu

Kati Bihu

An important Assamese festival to ensure strong growth and healthy crops that begins at the start of the month of Kati.

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Maharishi Valmiki Birthday

Maharishi Valmiki Birthday

Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. He lived in the first millennium BCE

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Boun Ok Phansa

Boun Ok Phansa

Boun Ok Phansa is a mark of the end of three month retreat during the rainy season of the monks

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Full Moon Day of Thadingyut

Full Moon Day of Thadingyut

The Festival of Lights marks the end of the perod of Buddhist lent

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Vap Full Moon Poya

Vap Full Moon Poya

Marks Buddha's preaching of Abhidamma to the gods in Tavatimsa and the end of the Buddhist period of fasting

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