The name for the month of October originates from the Latin word “octō”, which means “eight”. In the Roman calendar, October was the eighth month of the year. When January and February were added to the calendar after the Julian calendar reform, October became the tenth month of the year as we know it now. 🗓
Every year, October ends on the same day as February. So yes, in 2020, February ended on a Saturday and so will October.
The Anglo-Saxons called October “Winterfylleth” — it means “fullness of winter”. The reason they called it that? It's because October has the first full moon of the winter season. 🌕
The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal. Tourmalines are believed to help you stay calm while under pressure, bring peace and tranquility, and defeat negative emotions like jealousy and anger. On the other hand, opal gemstones are believed to cure eye infections, strengthen memory, calm nerves, and enhance creativity. 💎
The traditional flower of October is the calendula — it symbolizes comfort, healing, protection, and grace. 🌼