Wake up! September ended. Hello, October!
The name “October” comes from the Latin word “octo,” which means “eight.” In the ancient Roman calendar, which is believed to have been introduced by Romulus, the months of the year began in March. March was originally the first month of the year, making October the eighth month.
However, when the calendar was reformed and January and February were added to the beginning of the year around 713 BC, October retained its name even though it became the tenth month in the modern calendar.
The names of several months, such as September (“septem” meaning seven) and December (“decem” meaning ten), also reflect their original positions in the Roman calendar before the addition of January and February.
October is a fantastic month to engage in a variety of activities, as it marks the transition from the warmth of summer to the coziness of autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the arrival of spring (in the Southern Hemisphere).
Here are some activities that you might enjoy in October, depending on your location and interests:
- Fall Foliage Viewing
- Pumpkin Patch Visits
- Harvest Festivals
- Culinary Adventures
- Haunted Attractions
Remember, the activities you choose can vary greatly based on your location, so it’s essential to consider the local climate and festivities happening in your region during this time of the year.