Think that October is just the month that has Halloween, is the 10th calendar month of the year, and is the month right before the time change? Well there is more to this month than you might think.

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Here are a few facts that you might not know about the month of October:

  • The month of October is commonly associated with the celebration of Oktoberfest. In Germany (the home of Oktoberfest) the festivals actually start in the middle of September and run until the first weekend in October.
  • Where a few months of the calendar year have multiple birthstones, October only has one, the Opal. There are many superstitions regarding the stone of Opal, including that they will bring bad luck to those who wear it that were not born in the month of October. Another superstition is that Opals turn colors in the presence of poison.
  • There are several 'holidays' in the month of October including National Bosses Day, the 16th, National Taco Day, the 4th, Halloween the 31st, National Kevin Day the 3rd, and ​National Transfer Money to Your Daughter Day, the 6th. Let's see if we can get the parents to celebrate that last day.
  • Let's not forget the month long celebrations that take place in the month of October including, but not limited to,  National Hair Month, National Pizza Month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and National Dessert Month.
  • The base of the word October is 'Oct' which means eight. How come October is the 10th month of the calendar year? In the Roman calendar October is the 8th month. The world operates on the Gregorian Calendar, thus October is the 10th month and August is the 8th month.

Do you have any interesting October facts that you would like to share with us? Let us know!

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