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October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. In the northern hemisphere, October is commonly associated with the season of fall. Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... September 2007 is the ninth month of that year. ... October 2007 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year and has yet to occur. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar in the world. ... Look up day in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ...


October begins in western tropical astrology with the sun in the sign of Libra and ends in the sign of Scorpio. Astronomically speaking, the sun actually begins in the constellation of Virgo and ends in the constellation of Libra. Libra is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Libra, in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Virgo. ... Scorpio the animal Scorpio is an astrological sign, associated with the constellation Scorpius. ... Virgo (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ... Libra (IPA: , Latin: , symbol , Unicode ) is a constellation of the zodiac. ...


In Latin, octo means "eight," reflecting the fact that October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. ...

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ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1140x1900, 407 KB) Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Octobre the Musée Condé, Chantilly. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1140x1900, 407 KB) Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Octobre the Musée Condé, Chantilly. ... An illuminated page from the Très Riches Heures showing the day for exchanging gifts from the month of January The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (or simply the Très Riches Heures) is probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century, le roi des...

October events and holidays

More events are listed on the individual dates of the calendar on this page. For the American holiday, see Thanksgiving (United States). ... It has been suggested that National holiday be merged into this article or section. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Health and Sports Day (体育の日, taiiku-no-hi, also trans: Health-Sports Day, Sports Day) is a national holiday in Japan held annually on the second Monday in October. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Apple Day is an annual celebration, held on every day of the year, of apples and orchards. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... United Nations Day is celebrated internationally on 24 October for the purpose of informing the people of the world as to the aims, goals, and achievements of the UN. It commemorates the coming into being of the United Nations Organization on that day in 1945 when the UN Charter was... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the holiday. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Month-long observances

Filipino American History Month, also known as the Filipino American Heritage Month, is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. ... National Arts & Humanities Month National Arts & Humanities Month started in 1993 and is celebrated every October in the United States as a time to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and has encouraged them to begin a lifelong habit of active participation. ...

Cultural celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Month is a period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. ...

Health observances

Human respiratory system The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ... A woman with Retts Syndrome Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is classified as a pervasive developmental disorder by the DSM-IV. Many [1] argue that this is a mis-classification just as it would be to include such disorders as fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, or Down... This article is about the visual condition. ...

Other names

  • In Latin, October is called Octubre, or VIIIber (where VIII is the Roman number 8, in Latin "octo"). The name is due to the fact that it was the 8th month in the early Julian calendar beginning in March.
  • In Albanian, October is called Tetor
  • In Arabic, October is called tashrîn al-awwal in the Middle East and uktûbîr in North-Africa.
  • In Slovak, October is called október.
  • In Czech, October is called říjen. The origin of this name is in the deer's belling in this month.
  • A traditional Dutch name for October is Wijnmaand ("wine month") because the first wines of the year have ripened.
  • In Finnish, October is called lokakuu, meaning "month of dirt".
  • In Scottish Gaelic, October is called an Damhar, meaning "rutting time" (of stags).
  • In Hungarian, October is called Október.
  • In Irish, October is called Deireadh Fómhair, meaning "end of harvest-time".
  • In Italian, October is called ottobre.
  • In Turkish, October is called Ekim, meaning "sowing" because of the sowing of wheat.
  • In the old Japanese calendar, the 10th month was called Kannazuki (神無月? also pronounced Kaminazuki), literally meaning the godless month, due to an old belief that in that month, the gods gathered in one spot to discuss the affairs of the world. Thus, in that month, the gods were inaccessible. (It actually means, "month of the gods", however, as the "na" is actually a possessive particle and the 無 character is ateji.)
  • In Croatian, October is called Listopad, meaning leaves list fall pad.
  • In French, October is called "octobre".
  • In Spanish, October is called "octubre".
  • In Polish, October is called "Październik".
  • In Romanian, October is called "Octombrie"
  • In Russian, October is called "Октябрь"
  • In Lithuanian, October is called Spalis.
  • In Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch and German, October is called Oktober.
  • In Portuguese, October is called "Outubro".
  • In Welsh, October is called "Hydref", meaning "autumn".
  • In Icelandic, October is called október.
  • In Korean, it is called "Sib-weol" meaning the tenth month
  • In Chinese, October is called Shíyuè(十月)also meaning the tenth month.

Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Julian calendar was introduced in 46 BC by Julius Caesar and came into force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ... “Arabic” redirects here. ... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Koinobori, flags decorated like koi, are popular decorations around Childrens Day This mural on the wall of a Tokyo subway station celebrates Hazuki, the eighth month. ... Ateji (当て字 ) guessed characters are Kanji selected to write a borrowed non-Chinese or native Japanese word with the intent of implying an etymology, which is fanciful or false. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...

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