October glows on every cheek,
October shines in every eye,
While up the hill and down the dale
Her crimson banners fly.
–Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953)
Happy Birthday to all the October babies.
WriteX is sharing some Fun Facts about October!
#The name October has been derived from the Latin “Octo” which implies eight since October was the eighth month of the year, as per the Roman schedule. It was called Winterfylleth, which means the “completion of winter”, by the Anglo-Saxons since it had the main full moon of the winter season.
#Every year October ends on the same day of the week as February. Truly, February 2020 finished on a Saturday and so will October.
#The world-famous Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October 1869.He was one of the acclaimed leader of the Indian Independence. The movement against the British rule. Gandhi’s birthday is remembered as the International Day of non-violence worldwide. He espoused the principles of non-violence and civil disobedience. He has inspired many renowned personalities all over the world viz. Nelson Mandela, Obama, etc.
#The holiday of Halloween, celebrated in October, comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” or the night before “All Hallows” day (“All Saints” day) as in old English “hallow” means “to sanctify”
# Famous people born in October include Angela Lansbury, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Alfred Nobel, Anne Rice, Arthur Miller, Auguste Lumière, Friedrich Nietzsche, Christopher Columbus, Johannes Vermeer, John Keets.
#Special holidays in October include Halloween (October 31st), Columbus day (the second Monday of October), Yom Kippur, International Peace Day (October 2nd).