Gandhi Jayanti
October 2, 2013 in India

Gandhi Jayanti takes place on October 02, 2013. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that October 2 will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2, every year and is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all its states and union territories. The other two are Independence Day (15 August) and Republic Day (26 January). The selling of alcohol is banned on all three days which are designated as Dry Days.

Where is Gandhi Jayanti?
Nationwide India

Day of Non-Violence
October 2, 2013 in the World

International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 02, 2013. The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti. In 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Bombay.

The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India’s Congress Party until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi in January 2007 initiated by Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu called upon the United Nations to adopt the idea. On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.”

Where is Day of Non-Violence?
Worldwide

Custodial Worker Day
October 2, 2013 in the USA

National Custodial Workers Day is today. Give your custodial worker a big thanks. At your school, church, hospital, place of employment, and a variety of other places, your custodial support are silently at work all year long. They are the workers who clean and keep in good repair, the facility that you enjoy. They seldom get recognition. They are usually in the background or “behind” the scene.

Take a minute on this day, to seek out custodial workers at your facility. Give them a big “TY” for all that they do to keep the facility sparkling and running like a top.

Where is National Custodial Worker Day?
Nationwide USA

Name Your Car Day
October 2, 2013 in the World

Name Your Car Day is celebrated on October 02, 2013. Does your car have a name? It deserves a name, because you spend so much of your life in the car. Name Your Car Day is your chance to give a name to your loving vehicle. Cars are often considered female, but it belongs to you whether you will take a female or male name.

Where is Name Your Car Day?
Worldwide