Holidays Calendar for October 3, 2020

The Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), also referred to as German Unity Day, is Germany's national day. It is celebrated on October 3, commemorating the anniversary of German reunification in 1990.

People of South Korea annually celebrate National Foundation Day on October 3. This public holiday celebrates the day of foundation of ancient Korean kingdom Gojoseon.

Pchum Ben (Ancestors' Day) is a fifteen-day-long Cambodian festival, considered unique to this country. It is one of Cambodia's most important holidays. The final three days of Pchum Ben were designated as a public holiday.

National Day is annually celebrated in Iraq on October 3. This holiday celebrates anniversary of declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1932.

Francisco Morazán Day is a public holiday in Honduras, it's annually observed on October 3, that is birth anniversary of the second President of Central American Federation Francisco Morazán. Since he dominated military and political scene in Honduras, this holiday is also known as Soldier's Day.

National Tourism Day is a public holiday in the Republic of the Maldives. It was established in 2021 to celebrate the tourism industry that has been responsible for the overall growth of the country’s economy since the early 1970s.

World Temperance Day, also known as World Alcohol-Free Day, is observed annually on October 3. It was created to raise public awareness of the temperance movement and encourage people to consume alcoholic beverages in moderation or even give up alcohol altogether.

If you love delicious and healthy smoothies, you absolutely should celebrate Global Smoothie Day on October 3. This amazing holiday was founded by health and wellness innovator Rhea Mehta in 2015.

On the first weekend of October, Moldovans celebrate National Wine Day. This holiday was established in 2001 to recognize the significance of wine-making and viticulture. The celebration usually lasts all weekend.


October 3 has been dubbed on social media as Mean Girls Day. It is a holiday for all Mean Girls fans, who spend the day re-watching their favorite teen comedy film and quoting all the iconic lines.

Love Your Bookshop Day is observed in Australia on the first Saturday in October. It was created to celebrate bookshops around the country, highlight the benefits of local bookshops, and encourage people to read more and support brick-and-mortar bookshops.


National Day in Remembrance of the Victims of Immigration is an official memorial day in Italy observed on October 3. It was established to honor the victims of the 2013 Lampedusa migrant shipwreck.

Agrasen Jayanti is an annual holiday celebrated in some Indian states on the fourth day of the month of Ashwin in Hindu calendar. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Maharaja Agrasen, a legendary Indian king credited with founding the city of Agroha.

Malaysia is a federation that consists of thirteen states and three federal territories. The actual or official birthday of the head of each state – regardless of whether he is a hereditary monarch or an appointed governor – is an official birthday in the respective state. For example, Sabah state governor’s birthday is celebrated on the first Saturday of October.


The National Caramel Custard Day is dedicated to a creamy dessert made with milk, sugar, and vanilla. This food-related holiday is celebrated on October 3.

If you have a boyfriend, don’t forget to do something nice for him on October 3 because it is National Boyfriend Day. Don’t miss a great opportunity to remind him how special and loved he is!

Every year on October 3, anime and manga fans across the world celebrate Fullmetal Alchemist Day. It is dedicated to a popular Japanese manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa, which has been adapted into two anime television series, two animated films, and light novels (ranobe).


This Day in History

  • 2013 The Republic of the Gambia officially withdrew from the Commonwealth of Nations, ending 48 years of membership of the organization.
  • 2009 The Turkic Council was established by Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan did not enter the Council.
  • 2004 Born: Noah Schnapp, American actor. He gained recognition for playing Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things. His film credits include Bridge of Spies and The Tutor.
  • 2004 Died: Janet Leigh, American actress and author best known for her role as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho (1960).
  • 1993 The Battle of Mogadishu, also known as Black Hawk Down, was fought in Somali as part of Operation Gothic Serpent and the Somali Civil War.
  • 1991 Died: Akio Morita, Japanese businessmen, best known for co-founding Sony. He was the first Japanese to be awarded the Albert Medal.
  • 1988 Born: Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress. She is known for her roles in the films Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Danish Girl, Tulip Fever, Tomb Raider, and many more.
  • 1987 Died: Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter. In 1961, he won the Tony Award for Best Play for his play Becket or The Honor of God.
  • 1985 The Space Shuttle Atlantis began its maiden flight (STS-51-J). It launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The shuttle landed on October 7.
  • 1984 Born: Ashlee Simpson, American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the younger sister of another well-known singer, Jessica Simpson.
  • 1983 Born: Tessa Thompson, American actress. She gained mainstream attention for her role in film franchises such as Creed and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • 1973 Born: Lena Headey, British actress. She gained international recognition and acclaim for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister on the HBO epic fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
  • 1971 Born: Kevin Richardson, American singer-songwriter, composer, actor, and model, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys.
  • 1969 Born: Gwen Stefani, American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of No Doubt.
  • 1963 A military coup took occurred in Honduras, ten days before a scheduled election. Oswaldo López Arellano initiated two decades of military rule.
  • 1935 Italian General Emilio De Bono launched the invasion of Abyssinia during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. Its result was inconclusive.
  • 1931 Died: Carl Nielsen, Danish composer, violinist, and conductor. Nielsen is considered to be the greatest composer in Denmark's history.
  • 1929 Died: Gustav Stresemann, German politician and statesman. He was co-awarded the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize for work on the Locarno Treaties.
  • 1925 Born: Gore Vidal (born Eugene Louis Vidal), renowned American novelist, essayist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter, and public intellectual.
  • 1924 Born: Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist and editor of comic books and magazines. His best known works are Mad and Little Annie Fanny.
  • 1919 Born: James M. Buchanan, American economist who won the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences his work on public choice theory.
  • 1900 Born: Thomas Wolfe, American novelist whose best known works include O Lost, You Can't Go Home Again, and Look Homeward, Angel.
  • 1897 Born: Louis Aragon, French poet, novelist, short story writer, and editor. His best known works include Le Paysan de Paris and Le Fou d'Elsa.
  • 1896 Died: William Morris, English artist, textile designer, author, translator, and social activist. He contributed to the revival of traditional textile arts.
  • 1895 Born: Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet. He is considered to be one of the most significant and influential Russian poets of the 20th century.
  • 1889 Born: Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against rearmament.
  • 1881 Died: Orson Pratt, American religious leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.
  • 1873 American tribal chief Kintpuash, better known as Captain Jack, and his companions were hand for their involvement in the Modoc War.
  • 1867 Died: Elias Howe, American mechanical engineer and inventor, best known for receiving the first United States patent for a sewing machine.
  • 1849 Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore. He was taken to the Washington Medical College, where he died on October 7.
  • 1739 In Serbia, the Ottoman Empire and Russian Empire signed the Treaty of Niš, officially ending the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739.
  • 1369 Died: Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, known as Margarete Maultasch. She was the last Countess of Tyrol from the House of Gorizia.
  • 1283 Prince of Wales Dafydd ap Gruffydd became the first prominent person in recorded history to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.
  • 1226 Died: Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone), Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He was canonized in 1228 by Pope Gregory IX.