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Fun October Facts

These are super interesting October facts and trivia for those born in the tenth month of the year.

Basic October FAQ:

  • Name:  October translates into “the eighth month” in Latin. (In 451 BC the two months of Ianurarius and Februarius were added to the beginning of the calendar, making October the 10th month.)
  • Calendar: October is the 10th month on the calendar year. It has 31 days.
  • Birthstones: Tourmaline and Opal
  • Flower: Calendula (also knows as Marigold)
  • Horoscope Sign: Libra ( September 23rd to October 22nd) or Scorpio (October 23rd to November 21st)

Famous Artist October Birthdays & Trivia:

  • 10/4 Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • 10/25 Pablo Picasso
  • 10/27 Roy Lichtenstein
  • Shakespeare never mentioned October in any of his plays or sonnets!


There is only one federal holiday in October. Columbus Day, which honors Christopher Columbus, is on the second Monday of the month which falls between October 8th and October 14th.


Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31st. Arguably, the most famous October day of all, this is not a federal holiday, but is instead considered a celebration.

In October, our Original Works team is hard at work fulfilling the many customer orders from across the United States! From our Receiving Department to Scanning, Sublimation or the Make Department, we are creating treasured memories that will soon be delivered to delighted recipients everywhere.

AT this time, we are already turning our thoughts to Spring fundraisers for schools and organizations. Learn more about how you can schedule your Spring fundraising date today so it’s ready to launch when the time comes!

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