8 Fun Facts to Know If You are Born in October
For all those people with their birthday in the month of October, here are some fun facts worth noting.
1. The origin
The term October is derived from the Latin word ‘octo’ meaning eight. The reason being that October was the eighth month of the Roman calendar before the present day Gregorian calendar came into use, pushing back October to the tenth place in the sequence of months.
2. Star sign
People born in the month of October come under either of the two zodiac signs of Libra and Scorpio based on whether their birthday is on/before October 22 or later.
3. Birth flower
Calendula is the birth flower for the month of October. Calendula or pot marigold is the symbol of life, satisfaction, and excellence.
4. Birth stone
Opal and Pink Tourmaline are the birthstones for this month. Opal, which comes in a vibrant hue, is associated with trust, loyalty and joy while the Pink Tourmaline which is an Elbaite, stands for peace, empathy and tolerance.