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October About this sound (pronunciation) is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after July and August, after Julius and Augustus Caesar respectively, when the calendar was originally created by the Romans.

October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.

In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years.

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October events and holidays

A shop in Derry decorated for Halloween
Independence Day in the Republic Of Cyprus October 1

More events are listed on the individual dates of the calendar on this page.

Month-long observances

Cultural celebrations

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Miscellaneous

  • The month October has become famous as "Red October", due to the Russian October revolution of 1917, although in the modern Gregorian calendar, the revolution started in November. [19]
  • In the nineteenth century, the month of October was dedicated to the devotion of the rosary in Roman Catholic countries.[citation needed]
  • By the Slavs it is called “yellow month,” from the fading of the leaf; to the Anglo-Saxons it was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin.[20]

October symbols

The calendula.
  • October's birthstone is the opal. The opal is thought to have the power to predict illness. This is because the opal responds to heat. If you are sick your temperature increases before signs of illness appear. The increased body heat causes the opal to lose its shine, leaving it dull and lacking color. It is also said that the opal will crack if it is worn by someone who was not born in October.
  • Its birth flower is the calendula.[21]

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Travel guide

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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of October.

  • 31st: Halloween

Aruba

Australia

Canada

  • Second Monday - Thanksgiving.

China

  • 1st: National Day - anniversary of founding of People's Republic - most people get a one-week holiday

France

  • Early Oct: Paris Motor Show

Germany

Mexico

  • October 31 - Día de los Muertes (Day of the Dead)

Namibia

South Africa

  • Early October: Aardklop [6], a (mostly Afrikaans) national arts festival in Potchefstroom
  • Early October: Fish River Canoe Marathon, [7] near Cradock
  • Early October: Macufe African arts and culture, [8] in Bloemfontein
  • Mid October: Cape Town Flower and Garden Show, [9] in Cape Town
  • Late October: Cape Town International Kite Festival, [10] at the Zandvlei Picnic Area, Muizenberg

Taiwan

  • 10th: Anniversary of the Hsinhai Revolution, otherwise known as the National Day of the Republic of China

Thailand

  • 23rd: Chulalongkorn Day (public holiday)

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English

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin octōber (eighth month), from Latin octō (eight), from Proto-Indo-European base *octo(u)-, twice four. October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar.

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October

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countable and uncountable; Octobers

October (countable and uncountable; plural Octobers)

  1. The tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, following September and preceding November. Abbreviation: Oct

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October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. In the northern hemisphere, October is commonly associated with the season of autumn. October begins in western tropical astrology with the sun in the sign of Libra and ends in the sign of Scorpio. Astronomically speaking, the sun actually begins in the constellation of Virgo and ends in the constellation of Libra.

In Latin, octo means "eight," reflecting the fact that October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar.

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October events and holidays

More events are listed on the individual dates of the calendar on this page.

Month-long observances

Cultural celebrations

Health observances

Other names

  • In Afrikaans, October is called Oktober
  • In Albanian, October is called Tetor
  • In Arabic, October is called tashrîn al-awwal in the Middle East and uktûbîr in North-Africa.
  • In Bulgarian, October is called Октомври
  • In Chinese, October is called Shíyuè(十月)also meaning the tenth month.
  • In Croatian, October is called Listopad, meaning leaves list fall pad.
  • In Czech, October is called říjen. The origin of this name is in the deer's belling in this month.
  • A traditional Dutch name for October is Wijnmaand ("wine month") because the first wines of the year have ripened.
  • In Finnish, October is called lokakuu, meaning "month of dirt".
  • In French, October is called "octobre".
  • In German, October is called "Oktober".
  • In Greek, October is called "Octovrios","Οκτώβριος".
  • In Hungarian, October is called Október.
  • In Icelandic, October is called október.
  • In Inuktitut, October is called uktuputi.
  • In Irish, October is called Deireadh Fómhair, meaning "end of harvest-time".
  • In Italian, October is called ottobre.
  • In the old Japanese calendar, the 10th month was called Kannazuki (神無月? also pronounced Kaminazuki)

, literally meaning the godless month, due to an old belief that in that month, the gods gathered in one spot to discuss the affairs of the world. Thus, in that month, the gods were inaccessible. (It actually means, "month of the gods", however, as the "na" is actually a possessive particle and the 無 character is ateji.)

  • In Korean, it is called "Sib-weol" meaning the tenth month
  • In Latin, October is called Octubre, or VIIIber (where VIII is the Roman number 8, in Latin "octo"). The name is due to the fact that it was the 8th month in the early Julian calendar beginning in March.
  • In Lithuanian, October is called Spalis.
  • In Polish, October is called "Październik".
  • In Portuguese, October is called "Outubro".
  • In Romanian, October is called "Octombrie"
  • In Russian, October is called "Октябрь"
  • In Scottish Gaelic, October is called an Damhar, meaning "rutting time" (of stags).
  • In Serbian, October is called oktobar/октобар
  • In Slovak, October is called október
  • In Spanish, October is called "octubre".
  • In Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch and German, October is called Oktober.
  • In Turkish, October is called Ekim, meaning "sowing" because of the sowing of wheat.
  • In Welsh, October is called "Hydref", meaning "autumn".

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References

  1. ^ Chaudhury, Nilova. "October 2 is global non-violence day", hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, 15 June 2007. Retrieved on 2007-06-15
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October is the tenth month of the year. It has 31 days. The name comes from the Latin oct for "eight". It was the eighth month of the year before July and August were added by the Roman Emperors Augustus and Julius Caesar.

October begins on the same day of week as January, except in leap years.

October's flower is the Calendula. Its birthstone being the Opal. The meaning of the Opal is Hope.

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