This is our day guide for Wednesday October 2nd 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 2nd 2024

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

A day to celebrate the love and achievements of the older generation.

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National Batik Day

National Batik Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Batik Day

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Audiophile Day

Audiophile Day 🎧

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Audiophile Day.

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National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

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National Fried Scallops Day

National Fried Scallops Day

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National Name Your Car Day

National Name Your Car Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Name Your Car Day

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National Pumpkin Seed Day

National Pumpkin Seed Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pumpkin Seed Day

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National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day

Join kids and families around the globe to walk and bicycle to school on the first Wednesday in October to promote physical activity

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International Day of Non-Violence 

International Day of Non-Violence 

Sharing the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.

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Public Holidays on October 2nd 2024

Chinese National Day

Chinese National Day

The People's Republic of China was founded on October 1st 1949 with a ceremony at Tian'anmen Square.

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Ancestors' Day

Ancestors' Day

Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors' Day, is a Cambodian religious festival which culminates on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, marking the end of the Buddhist lent

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Guinea Independence Day

Guinea Independence Day

Celebrates the anniversary of independence from France on 2 October 1958

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Semana MorazĂĄnica

Semana MorazĂĄnica

Three public holidays in October are combined to create a long break at the start of October

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Bathukamma Starting Day

Bathukamma Starting Day

Bathukamma is floral festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana

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Mahalaya

Mahalaya

Marks the first day of the festival of Durga Puja

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Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated across India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

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The Day Maldives Embraced Islam

The Day Maldives Embraced Islam

According to legend, the Maldives was converted to Islam in the year 1153 AD

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Tuvalu Day

Tuvalu Day

This two-day holiday commemorates Tuvalu becoming independent from the UK on this day in 1978.

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