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The number of days added to the calendar for countries to adopt to the Gregorian calendar (created by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to reform the old Julian calendar) after the year 1582 until the year 1700 (not a leap year), since the year 1600 was a leap year. Those countries are France, Portugal, Italy and Spain in 1582 (then 5 October became 15 October), Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Catholic Germany countries, 1 or 2 years later and Hungary in 1587…

 

October was meant the 8th month in Latin. December was meant the 10th month in Latin.

 

The number of years in a decade. The number of decades in a century. The number of centuries in a millennium.

 

The number of (Chinese) Heavenly/Celestial Stems, originated from Yin/Yang (negative/positive) and 5 Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water), representing Chinese lunar (or lunisolar) years, in Chinese Astrology.                    

English name

(Meaning)

Chinese

name

Vietnamese

name

Lunar year

ending by

Yang Wood (hard wood)

Jia

Giáp

4

Yin Wood (soft wood)

Yi

Ất

5

Yang Fire (Sun fire)

Bing

Bính

6

Yin Fire (kitchen fire)

Ding

Ðinh

7

Yang Earth (mountain earth)

Wu

Mậu

8

Yin Earth (sand earth)

Ji

Kỷ

9

Yang Metal (rough metal)

Geng

Canh

0

Yin Metal (refined metal)

Xin

Tân

1

Yang Water (rain water)

Ren

Nhâm

2

Yin Water (sea water)

Gui

Quý

3

 

In ancient Chinese and some other Asian countries, the nighttime is considered lasting 10 hours, from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am and is divided into 5 two-hour periods, namely, period 1: Dog (7pm-9pm), 2: Pig (9pm-11pm), 3: Rat (11pm-1am), 4: Ox (1am-3am) and 5: Tiger (3am-5am).

 

 October’s birthstone is tourmaline or opal (for hope). 

 October’s flower is cosmos or calendula.

October’s full moon is named “Hunter Moon”.