October is the tenth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and September. There are 31 days in the month of October.
October got its name from the Latin word Octo, meaning eight. Originally, October was the eight month in the earlier versions of the calendar dating back to more than 2000 years ago, but it always had 31 days. After 153 BCE, when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar, October was pushed to the tenth place when January and February were added as the first two months.
October is in the fall in the Northern Hemisphere and in the spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
The full moon for October is known as Hunter's Moon. The birth flowers for October is calendula, while its birthstone is the opal.
World Habitat Day is celebrated on October 1 to raise awareness of the global homelessness problem, as well as focusing on standards for safe and secure housing. The same day is World Vegetarian Day, observing the benefits of a meatless diet. Speaking of standards, World Standards Day is on October 14, celebrating the formation of several organizations dedicated to professional standards. Of course everybody's favorite candy-filled holiday is Halloween on October 31.
The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the Fall month of October. Students! Show your teacher how much you appreciate them on October the fifth, which is World Teachers' Day.