October

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October (Listeni/ɒktˈbər/ ok-TOH-bər) 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.

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 the Western world, October is also commonly associated with Halloween (All Hallows Eve), which initiates the season of Allhallowtide.

Events in October[edit]

Movable observances[edit]

First Friday[edit]

First Sunday[edit]

First Full Week of October[edit]

Week of October 9[edit]

Week of October 10[edit]

First Monday[edit]

First Wednesday[edit]

Wednesday of second full week in October[edit]

First or Second Thursday in October[edit]

Second Thursday in October[edit]

Second Friday[edit]

Second Saturday[edit]

Second Sunday[edit]

Second Monday[edit]

Third Thursday[edit]

Work day closest to October 16[edit]

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

Third Saturday[edit]

Third Monday[edit]

Third Full Week in October[edit]

Fourth Saturday[edit]

Fourth Monday[edit]

Last Friday[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. 23 to Oct. 22)

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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