There are two equinoxes every year (in September and March) when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.
Clocks turn back 1 hour
The Hindu festival of light, celebrating good over bad.
Events in various venues
Various fireworks displays around London
Remembrance Day in the UK honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars. The main observance is on the second Sunday in November, but 2 minutes of silence is also made on November 11.