October Birth Month Fun Facts and Gift Guide
In this article you'll find interesting facts about October and great gift ideas for October birthdays as well as a free downloadable card.
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October Birth Stone: Opal
The birthstone for October is the Opal. Opal gemstones are truly unique because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind colour combination. Opal also encourages both freedom and independence. It stimulates originality and creativity. It also helps to release anger and claim self worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one's true self.
October Birth Flower: Marigold
The marigold is the birth flower for October. With their golden blooms and spicy scent, marigolds are a favourite with many keen gardeners. As one of autumn’s hardiest flowers, the marigold is said to represent a stubborn determination to succeed. If your birthday is in October, you’re probably driven, passionate and creative – just like your birth flower.
Libra and Scorpio
Libra fun fact:
In mythology a Libra is related to the Ancient Greek Titaness of Justice, Themis. She is described as "The Lady of good counsel", and is the personification of divine order, fairness, law, natural law, and custom. Her symbols are the Scales of Justice, tools used to remain balanced and pragmatic.
October Personality Traits
People born in October have the ability to maintain a great balance around them and know how to tackle things diplomatically. They are the ones who rarely get into heated arguments and are the ones who survive wild parties easily. It is their calm and their resolve that makes them great thinkers be it in regard to anything.
Did you know...?
• October always had 31 days, and it was originally the eighth month in the Roman Calendar but because the Roman Calendar was not reflective of the true length of a year on Earth, The Gregorian Calendar was created. The Gregorian Calendar added the months of January and February at the beginning of the year so, while it is named ‘October’ after the Latin numeral ‘Octo’, meaning eight, it is now known as the tenth month in the calendars we use every day.
• Daylight Savings Time ends every year at 2am on the last Sunday of October.
• The Beatles' first single, Love Me Do backed with P.S. I Love You, was released.
Special dates in October:
04 October World Animal Day
06 October National Badger Day
13 October National No Bra Day
25 October World Pasta Day
31 October Halloween
Famous October Birthdays
Simon Cowell, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Hilary Clinton, Bill Gates, Frank Ocean, Katy Perry, Christopher Columbus, Paul Elliot, John Lennon, Pablo Picasso, Teddy Roosevelt, Kate Winslet, Sadiq Khan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mahalia Jackson, Sylvia Plath, Buster Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Sting, Gwen Stefani, Dakota Johnson, Matt Damon, Emily Proctor, Hugh Jackman, Josh Hutcherson.
Gift Ideas for October Birthdays:
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