October

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October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin octō meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. In Ancient Rome, one of three Mundus patet would take place on October 5, Meditrinalia October 11, Augustalia on October 12, October Horse on October 15, and Armilustrium on October 19. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

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.

October observances[edit]

Non-Gregorian observances[edit]

Movable observances[edit]

Last Week of September: September 25-Oct 1[20][edit]

First Full Week of October: October 2-8[edit]

First Sunday: October 2[edit]

First Monday: October 3[edit]

First Tuesday: October 4[edit]

First Wednesday: October 5[edit]

Wednesday of second full week in October: October 5[edit]

First Thursday: October 6[edit]

First Friday: October 7[edit]

Second Saturday: October 8[edit]

Second Sunday: October 9[edit]

Week of October 9: October 9-15[edit]

Week of October 10: October 9-15[edit]

Second Monday: October 10[edit]

Second Wednesday: October 12[edit]

Second Thursday in October: October 13[edit]

Second Friday: October 14[edit]

Third Saturday: October 15[edit]

Work day closest to October 16: October 17[edit]

  • Boss's Day (United States, Canada, Lithuania and Romania)

Third Monday: October 17[edit]

Third Thursday: October 20[edit]

Fourth Saturday: October 22[edit]

Saturday closest to October 26: October 22[edit]

Second to last Sunday: October 23[edit]

Fourth Monday: October 24[edit]

Last Friday: October 28[edit]

Last Monday: October 31[edit]

Fixed observances[edit]

A shop in Derry decorated for Halloween

Month-long observances[edit]

Cultural celebrations[edit]

Health observances[edit]

Culinary observances[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

October symbols[edit]

October Star Stones:

  • Libra (Sept. 22 to Oct. 21)

Planetary Stone: Sapphire; Lucky Charms: Opal, Sardonyx, Chrysolite; birthstone: pink Tourmaline, Opal

Planetary Stone: Garnet, Ruby; Lucky Charms: Aquamarine, Beryl

  • October Lokesh birthstone is roser.
  • October Mystical birthstone is Jasper.
  • October Ayurvedic Birthstone is Opal.

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