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

Movable observances

First Friday

First Sunday

First Full Week of October

Week of October 9

Week of October 10

First Monday

First Wednesday

Wednesday of second full week in October

First or Second Thursday in October

Second Thursday in October

Second Friday

Second Saturday

Second Sunday

Second Monday

Third Thursday

Work day closest to October 16

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

Third Saturday

Third Monday

Third Full Week in October

Fourth Saturday

Fourth Monday

Last Friday

Fixed observances

A shop in Derry decorated for Halloween

Month-long observances

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Cultural celebrations

Health observances

Culinary observances

Miscellaneous

October symbols

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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