International ShakeOut Day
International ShakeOut Day is held on October 17. Drop, Cover and Hold On! If nothing else, remember to take those three steps if and when an earthquake strikes. This event in the second decade of the month october is annual.
Edge Day on October 17 (International observance, Straight Edge Movement);
World Menopause Day on October 18 (doctors call for women to take action at menopause, to prevent health problems in later life);
Women's Global Happiness Day on October 18 (directed against the epidemic of depression among women. The idea that arose in 2017 belongs to Carin Rockind)