World Handwashing Day and other holidays in October
October is the tenth month of the year. It was at this time that autumn completely takes control of nature. But people still enjoy life and celebrate various holidays. Of course, not everyone knows what kind of holidays in October. And there are many of them! And not only those who celebrate only in Russia, but also those who celebrate the whole world.
In this article we will tell you which days are considered holiday in October. But first of all, let's talk about not only an interesting, but also an important holiday, which is called the World Day of Washing Hands.
history of the holiday
People who grew up in the Soviet Union remember very well the huge posters hanging on the walls of school canteens and public buffets. They urged us to wash our hands before eating. In modern cafes and restaurants, there are no such posters, but we still do not give a reason for personal hygiene. Thus, the United Nations Children's Fund decided to announce on October 15 a holiday that was named World Wet Day.
On the one hand, it seems that washing hands is a personal matter for everyone. No one has the right to tell other people what to do or not to do. However, the report of experts from WHO and the UN noted that the problem of dirty hands, considered on a scale of all the planets, leads to disastrous consequences. Indeed, it is the dirty hands that cause terrible diseases to enter our body. You can get influenza, hepatitis, viral pneumonia or cholera. It is World Handwashing Day that should serve as a reminder that a banal hygiene procedure will help you avoid serious problems and secure your life.
October 15, many large-scale actions are held. The holiday scenarios are developed by United Nations experts, celebrations are held around the world. The closest attention is paid to Asian countries, as well as to the states of South America and Africa. Their main goal is to attract public attention to an uncomplicated but mandatory hygienic procedure.
Many countries are attracted to the media in order to cover the World Handwashing Day as widely as possible. National hygiene campaigns are carried out, information bulletins are distributed in schools.
Residents of the Russian Federation do not know much about this holiday. Meanwhile, it will be very useful for parents to talk again with their children, remind them of the importance of personal hygiene, maybe even play them with thematic games and arrange contests.
First week of October
Let us return to our first question about what kind of holidays in October exist at all? In the first week of the month there are several.
On the first day you should congratulate your parents, grandfathers, grandmothers and just relatives and friends of elderly people. After all, on this date is the Day of Older People. In addition, you can celebrate Day sake - a fairly strong drink, which is very popular with the Japanese. The Russians also congratulate the military on October 1, as they celebrate the Day of the Army. Think of some holiday scenarios to spend time cheerfully with your colleagues, relatives or children.
On the third day, the OMON of Russia celebrates its professional holiday. If you have friends who work in this structure, be sure to congratulate them and thank them for ensuring our safety. In Germany, on October 3, Independence Day falls.
The fourth number of Russians celebrate two holidays at once. Friends are congratulated on the Day of Civil Defense of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and on the Day of Space Forces.
In addition, in the first week of October, world holidays are celebrated. October 1 - International Day of Music. The second day is the International Day of Nonviolence. On this day it is worth refraining not only from the manifestation of brute force, but even from verbal abuse. The fourth of October is the International Animal Festival. If you have the opportunity, then congratulate with this holiday not only your pets, but also the homeless brothers of our smaller ones. To treat a puppy or a kitten on the street is not difficult, but it will bring a lot of benefits. The fifth is World Smile Day. Well, what else can I say? Smile more! And not only to relatives and friends, but also to passers-by.
The second week of October
There are only two festive days in the second week. The first is the ninth day - World Post Day. Be sure to congratulate the postmen. Their good mood is a guarantee of quick and successful work. But the second holiday - the 14th day - is distinguished by an abundance of occasions for congratulations. Belarusians congratulate their mothers on Mother's Day this day, culture workers celebrate their holiday in this same country, and the same Belarusians give gifts to teachers, congratulating them on their professional holiday. Ukrainians also celebrate the Day of Ukrainian Cossacks.
Third week of October
It begins, as you already know, from the fact that the whole world celebrate the Day of washing hands. Meanwhile, on the 15th there is one more holiday - the International Day of the White Cane. Today it is necessary to show respect for the blind and visually impaired people.
On the 20th, Russians have two holidays at once, and both military men. The servicemen are congratulated on the Day of Military Commissar and on the Birthday of the Russian Navy.
The 21st in the Russian Federation is celebrating the Day of food industry workers, as well as road workers.
Last days of October
In the last days of the month, the Russians celebrate two holidays - the Day of Advertising (the 23rd day) and the Day of Customs Officers (October 25).
International holidays at this time is the same. On 24th the whole world celebrates the Day of Information and Development, and 28 is the happiest day for young cartoon lovers, the International Animation Day.
And, of course, this month ends the holiday, which is known today to everyone, from small to large. The eve of Halloween is celebrated either on the night of 30 to 31, or on the night of October 31 to November 1.