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What is October?
Many countries around the world celebrate Halloween, which is on October 31. It’s so popular that much of the month is devoted to spooky things. Halloween is celebrated differently from country to country, with nations like the United States and Canada practicing in trick-or-treating and hosting Halloween-themed parties. Other nations, like Japan and Ireland, celebrate with parades and public gatherings.
Other holidays celebrated in October include Día de los Muertos and Oktoberfest. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates those who have died. In Germany, Oktoberfest celebrates the craft of beer making, running from late September to early October.
Example: October is such a spooky month, especially when the trees lose their leaves.
Where does October come from?
The first records of the word October come from before 1050. It ultimately comes from the Latin Octōber, meaning “eighth month.”
In the 10-month Roman calendar, which started with March, October was the eighth month. When Julius Caesar took control of Rome, he changed the length of some months and added new ones because January was falling in autumn due to the calendar’s inaccuracies. He added Quintilis, later to become July (named after Julius), and Sextilis, which would later become August (named after Augustus Caesar). This is how October went from being the eight month to the tenth. Our Gregorian calendar is based on this Julius calendar.
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How is October used in real life?
Many nations celebrate Halloween in October, so they see it as a “spooky” month.
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— PRELUDE (@LaurenJauregui) October 14, 2018
HAPPY OCTOBER! *throws hot pumpkin spice lattes at you all* 🍂🎃☕️
— Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil) October 1, 2016
October, November and December are the best months of the year 🎃👻🍂🍗🎁🎅
— Carter Reynolds (@carterreynolds) October 7, 2014
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October is named after the Latin word for eight.
How to use October in a sentence
Sip Wines, an online platform launched in October largely as a response to the pandemic, tags wineries as sustainable or organic, socially responsible, led by women, family-owned and first-generation small business.Online wine sales continue to grow, but can they — or should they — replace local shops?|Dave McIntyre|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
In a relentless pandemic, nursing-home workers are worn down and stressed outOn the surface, October was another quiet month.A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus|Will Englund|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
An October survey by Seattle-based Wilkening Consulting and AAM found that nearly 30 percent of museums remain closed since lockdown last March.
In October, BarFly announced it was being purchased by two investment firms.
PG&E’s filing is in response to a breach of contract lawsuit filed against the utility in October by Bay Area Concrete.Lawsuit Reveals New Allegations Against PG&E Contractor Accused of Fraud|by Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation|February 26, 2021|ProPublica
Grindr introduced the feature themselves in October the same year and called it ‘tribes.’
In October, he traveled to Denver with Fry to support his work with LGBT rights organization The Matthew Sheppard Foundation.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
According to the AP, as of October, there were only four people still alive who be affected by this legislation.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What got leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 22?Michael Tomasky’s Year-End Quiz: Test Your 2014 News Knowledge|Michael Tomasky|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Krivov was arrested in October 2012, on the dubious charges of participation in “mass riots.”Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Napoleon himself arrived at Wrzburg on October 2nd, and found his army concentrated, but deficient of supplies.
September died away in the brown arms of October, and at last a letter came from Nigel.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
He was at once arrested, and on October 13th tried by court martial, condemned to death, and executed a few hours later.
The day was perfect; as clear and bright, as mellow and crisp, as rich in colour, as only an October day in England can be.
The great pressure-engine I expect will be at work before the middle of October.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick