Columbus Day is one of the federal holidays in the United States. It is observed on the second Monday in October. Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus's first arrival to the Americas in 1492.
War of Independence Anniversary is one of the major national holidays in Cuba. This holiday annually falls on October 10 marking the anniversary of beginning of the Ten Years' War. This holiday is sometimes called Independence Day and Beginning of the War of Independence, but in fact these two names are not correct.
Health and Sports Day (Taiiku no Hi) is a Japanese public holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October. It was established in 1966 to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle. The original date of the holiday was October 10, but in 2000 it was moved to create a long weekend.
The World Coalition against the Death Penalty created World Day Against Death Penalty in 2003, since then it's annually observed on October 10.
Finnish Literature Day is celebrated on October 10 each year. The date was chosen because it was the anniversary of the birth of Alexis Kivi, one of the greatest Finnish writers of all times. He was a prolific playwright, but is most remembered for his novel Seven Brothers.
World Mental Health Day is one of the international observances connected with the issues of health problems, that humanity faces everyday. This international day exists since 1992, when it was observed for the first time on October 10.
Indigenous Peoples' Day is celebrated in some localities in the United States on the second Monday in October. This observance was originally designed as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day, a federal holiday which celebrates Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas.