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October 2020 Calendar
By clicking the button below, you will be able to download, view, edit, and print our October 2020 Calendar. On this October Calendar you will find 31 days and two major holidays: Columbus Day (Monday, October 31, 2020) and Halloween (Saturday, October 12, 2020). Columbus Day is a non-working National Holiday also known as Indigenous People’s Day, Conversely, Halloween is an American tradition where young children dress up and receive candy.
The Month of October
Perhaps you are wondering, “Where did the month of October get its name from?” This is a great question, and you might not believe the answer! Just think for a second, where else have you heard the prefix “octo?” That’s right, octo, as in octagon and octopus, meaning eight. But why would the name of the tenth month of the year be derived from the Latin word for eight? Well, there’s a pretty interesting explanation!
In a previous version of the calendar, used in Ancient Rome, there actually were just ten months instead of twelve. This is because January and February did not exist and March began the year. Because of this, October was the eight month of the year. However, in 153 BCE, when we transferred over to the Gregorian twelve month model of the calendar that we use today, the name stuck. And so we still have the name October, technically meaning “eighth month,” even though we know it as the tenth.
Additionally, while October is in the fall season north of the equator this is not true south of the equator. In the Southern Hemisphere, seasons are opposite, making October a spring month! So, if you were to visit the Southern Hemisphere in October, the weather you would experience would feel much more like that of April.
The official birthstones for the month of October are the opal and the tourmaline. Opals are traditionally an opaque white color that glisten different shades of greens and reds in bright light. Tourmaline stones, on the other hand, are a translucent pink color. While this stone does come in other colors, the pink variety is what is assigned to those born in the month of October.
The calendula is the flower assigned to October. Calendulas are in the daisy family and come in many colors, the most popular being orange and yellow. This flower is said to represent fertility and creativity.