October is named after octo, a Latin prefix meaning “eight”. The planet Jupiter was known by this name in ancient Roman times because it was visible for eight months out of the year.
October is the tenth month of the year. It has 31 days and starts on a Sunday. It is preceded by September and followed by November. October is very often associated with autumn, but not always. For example, in the United States, it is also the time of year when pumpkins are harvested.
The name for October in various European languages comes from Latin words for eight: octo (Italian), ottobre (French), Oktober (German), Οκτώβριος (Greek), ociober (Catalan), oktobar (Serbian), Ok
These are some examples of sentences where the word “October” has been used:
- October 5, 1517, is generally considered by most Christians as the date on which Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses for debate on the Wittenberg church door; this date has been celebrated ever since in commemoration both by Lutherans and Catholics alike as Reformation Day.
- In the Northern Hemisphere, October is usually when trees change their leaves from green to red and yellow.
- In traditional Chinese astronomy, October 4 is Double Ten Day. This holiday is known as the “Double Fourth” in some countries. In India, it is known as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
- October was the eighth month of the ancient Roman calendar.
- October begins autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
- In many regions, October is associated with the end of summer and symbolizes the onset of autumn.
- In most places where it is spring or summer, such as countries along the equator or South America and southern Africa, October is usually considered part of summer.
- The 31 days of October are particularly notable during this time of year due to several cultural observances.
- October 2: Reformation Day (Lutheran Churches)
- October 5: World Pasta Day (Pasta International)
- October 6: World Animal Day (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
- October 7: National Cat Day (World Cat Congress)
- October 9: World Vegetarian Day (Vegetarian Society)
- October is a change month, with trees shedding their leaves, the air cooling down, and pumpkins coming into season.
- October is breast cancer awareness month.
- The October holiday season is an excellent time to visit New Orleans.
- October is a popular time of year to attend a college football game.
- October was a month of celebrations and parties for our family when I was growing up.
- In Latin America, October 31 marks the beginning of winter.
- October is a great month to get into the habit of writing a gratitude journal.
- The average temperature in October is around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).
- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- October is National Arts and Humanities Month.
- October is National Cholesterol Education Month.
- October is the tenth month of the year and one of seven months with 31 days.
- The Roman calendar had October’s name after a festival celebrated on October 1.
- October is known for its gloomy weather.
- October is known for its gloomy weather.
- In Ancient Rome, October was also known as Sextilis (the sixth month), named after Sextus Julius Caesar, born on that day.
- The Roman consulship was held from October 1 to October 10 inclusive; thus, Januarius and Februarius are not consulships but ordinary months for which there were no consuls appointed.
- The U.S. government’s fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the next year.
- A person born in October is called an “Octobrist”, which comes from Latin octo, meaning “eight”.
- I’m so excited that it’s October! I love Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
- It’s October, so we’ll have to start thinking about getting our decorations out soon.
- I’m unsure if I should celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving this year. Both holidays are in October!
- In Egypt, ancient Egyptians celebrated Apep’s defeat by Osiris during Kippur on October 1.
- October is my favourite month. I love the weather, especially with fall coming so soon. On top of that, it’s my birthday month!
- I’m looking forward to going home and celebrating my birthday with my family in October.
- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World Mental Health Day.
- The first day of October is Halloween, so it’s time to break out your costumes!
- October is a great month to visit the Pacific Northwest.
- It’s October, so it’s time to get out your Halloween decorations.
- In October, we celebrate the harvest.
- The first day of October is celebrated as Columbus Day in some countries in North America.
- In Western Christianity, 10th century October 1 was a celebration known as “All Saints Day”.
- October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in America.
Similar Words of October:
primaeval; autumnal; gingerly; gradually; hesitant; haltingly; hesitantly; autumnal; fall; fall foliage; fall colours; late-fall flowers; anniversary; birthday; Columbus Day; Election Day; Halloween; independence day; Labor Day; Memorial Day (U.S.); Thanksgiving Day; chilly; crisp; hoarfrosted; icy; leaf-strewn; mouldy; panoplied in frost; poignantly nostalgic for summer; raw; stark; rainy; windy; cold
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