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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of October

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Did you know that the month of October is named after the Latin word “octo”, meaning eight?

While October is the tenth month of the Gregorian calendar, it was the eighth month of the old Roman calendar.

Historically, the year started in March, but when January and February were added in, October kept its name.

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Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: October

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