Talking about your business, products, or services which relate to a relevant social media awareness day provides a great opportunity to align with what your audience is talking about on any given day. Here we summarise some of the key Social Media Awareness Days for October 2020. Scheduling campaigns as part of your Social Media Strategy to coincide with Social Media Awareness Days for October can, therefore, help to boost your brand’s online visibility. With this in mind, here is a summary of some of the key Awareness Days, and their respective Hashtag(s) taking place in October 2020.

October 2020

1st October
International Day of Older Persons
#UNIDOP The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of ageing in today’s world.
World Vegetarian Day
#WorldVegetarianDay World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS). The 1st October 1st kicks-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month which aims to inform others about the benefits of vegetarianism.
International Coffee Day
#InternationalCoffeeDay #CoffeeDay A celebration of coffee and a recognition of the millions of people across the globe – from farmers to baristas who work hard to create and serve the much loved beverage.
National Poetry Day
#NationalPoetryDay National Poetry Day is a British campaign to promote poetry, including public performances.
2nd October
International Day of Non-Violence
#NonViolenceDay #IDNV The International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
World Smile Day
#WorldSmileDay @WorldSmileDay A day devoted to the spreading of simple joy and love to everyone. Carry out an act of kindness and make one person smile.
3rd October
4th October
World Animal Day
#WorldAnimalDay @worldanimalday World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on 4th October, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
5th October
World Teachers Day
#WorldTeachersDay World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on 5th October.
World Habitat Day
#WorldHabitatDay The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
6th October
7th October
National Curry Week
#NationalCurryWeek The 21st Annual National Curry Week runs from 7-13th October 2020. The event celebrates curries and te brilliant curryhouses accross the UK.
8th October
World Sight Day
#WorldSightDay World Sight Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment.
9th October
World Post Day
#WorldPostDay World Post day happens each year on October 9, the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, which started in 1874 in Switzerland.
Beer and Pizza Day
#BeerAndPizzaDay #BeerAndPizza #PizzaAndBeer Celebrated each year on October 9th, International Beer and Pizza Day pays homage to one of the most iconic food and drink combinations on the planet Earth.
World Egg Day
#WorldEggDay @World_Egg_Day World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on the second Friday in October each year.
10th October
World Mental Health Day
#WorldMentalHealthDay @WMHDay World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
World Porridge Day
#WorldPorridgeDay #PorridgeSmiles A cebration of Scotland’s traditional national dish
11th October
International Day of the Girl Child
#girlstakeover #dayofthegirl #girlhero! Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
12th October
National School Meals Week
#cookeditmyselfie #schoolmealsshoutout The 2020 campaign runs from 12-17th October.
13th October
International Day for Disaster Reduction
#iddr The International Day for Disaster Reduction an international day encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations.
14th October
15th October
16th October
World Food Day
#WorldFoodDay #ZeroHunger World Food Day promotes global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
17th October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
#EndPoverty The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an international observance celebrated each year on October 17 throughout the world.
18th October
Anti-Slavery Day
#modernslavery #WeAreNotForSale #AntiSlaveryDay @AntiSlaveryDay Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.
19th October
20th October
World Statistics Day
#WorldStatisticsDay World Statistics Day is an international day to celebrate statistics.
International Chef’s Day
InternationalChefsDay #WorldChefDay International Chefs Day is celebrated each year on 20th October.
21st October
22nd October
23rd October
World Champagne Day
#CHAMPAGNEDAY A celebration of all things Champagne
24th October
United Nations Day
#UNDay A day celebrating the incredible work of the United Nations
25th October
World Pasta Day
#WorldPastaDay #HappyWorldPastaDay World Pasta Day is celebrated in the form of events and promotional initiatives in different countries of the world.
Daylight Savings Ends
Clocks go back and an extra hour in bed!
26th October
27th October
28th October
29th October
30th October
31st October
#halloween #halloweencostume #halloweenmakeup #happyhalloween #trickortreat
World Cities Day
#WorldCitiesDay #UrbanOctober World Cities Day seeks to promote global interest in urbanization and engender international cooperation to address the challenges of urbanization
We hope that you will find relevant Social Media Awareness Days for October 2020 which align with your brand. Stay on top of all upcoming awareness days, social media news, and best practice by visiting the Avocado Social Blog and by joining the Avocado Social Media Hub.