Fun Facts About October

October Birthdays

Do you ever wonder where the names of the month come from? The name of the month of October comes from the Latin “octō”, which means “eight”, In the Roman calendar October was the eighth month of the year. After the Julian calendar reform, the months January and February were added to the beginning of the calendar year and October became the tenth month of the year, as we know it today.

October birthstones are the tourmaline and the opal. Tourmalines are believed to help you stay calm under pressure, bring peace and tranquility and defeat emotions like anger and jealousy. Opal gemstones are believed to cure eye infections, strengthen memory, calm nerves and enhance creativity.

The holiday of Halloween, celebrated on October 31st every year, The name comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” or the night before “All Hallows” day or “All Saints” day. In old English “hallow” means “to sanctify”.

The zodiac signs for October are Libra that runs from September 23 – October 22 and Scorpio that runs from October 23 – November 21.

The traditional flower of the month of October is the calendula, which symbolizes comfort, healing, protection and grace.