Annie's "Month of October" Page
"Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee
according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil."
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AT 2:00AM. It's SPRING FORWARD FALL BACK!
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seasons that the Lord has created
for us are so beautiful. Springtime and Summer. Autumn and
When I lived up north I had all the four seasons. Of course in the south we don't get snow but it does get
cold down here. October is the beginning of relief from the hot humid days. I think that our blood
really does get thinner. We put the heat on if it is below 60 degrees and because it is so humid
we have a damp cold. It's time to get out our sweaters and sweat suits.
the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
is: Clergy Appreciation Month & Breast Cancer Awareness
Remember to express your appreciation to your Pastor this month. Be creative!
You are only limited by your own imagination!
October is also the "Pray through the Window" Month. It is the 10/40 window.
October is the 10th month of the
year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost
all the world
today. Its name comes from the Latin word for eight. October was the 8th month in the early Roman calendar.
It later became the 10th month when the ancient Romans moved the beginning of the year from March
1 to January 1. October has had 31 days since the time of the Roman emperor Augustus.
In the North Temperate Zone, the first frost usually occurs in October. Farmers must finish harvesting
most crops, but the cold weather does not come to stay. Days of warm, hazy sunshine still appear. They
inspired poets to sing the praises of October and Indian summer. Leaves change to brilliant crimson,
russet, and gold. Wild asters, goldenrod, and fringed gentians bloom at this time. The frost kills
many insects, and most birds have left for the South, but sparrows are fond of October. They
are seedeaters, and the fields and meadows are rich with seeds. Sparrows eat millions of
weed seeds that might otherwise damage the next crop.
Activities. Farmers bring in the fall crops and store them or ship them to market. A few fruits, such
as apples and grapes, are still on trees and vines in some areas. Many apples are harvested at the
end of October. The excitement of football dominates the sports scene, though the World Series
steals some of the spotlight. Hockey teams begin their schedules in October.
Special Days: On the second Monday in
October, schools and various organizations
celebrate Columbus Day. This holiday honors Christopher Columbus' arrival
in America on Oct. 12, 1492.
Pastor Appreciation Day: It is celebrated the
second Sunday in October. Remember to express
your appreciation to your Pastor this month. Be creative! You are
only limited by your own imagination!
18th - 24th, 2009 is Teen Read Week is the third week in
October and is sponsored by ALA American Library Association.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!!!
In Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday of the month of October!
Annie's Canadian Thanksgiving Day Page! Send a Canadian Thanksgiving Card
On the evening of Halloween, the last day of October, children disguise themselves with
masks and costumes and go from door to door asking for a treat. For a Christian
Perspective on Halloween visit: Annie's Halloween Page
October symbols - The calendula is the
special flower for October.
The birthstones for this month are the opal and the tourmaline.
"There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces."
Child Health Day
Shemini Atzeret - other site
Clergy Appreciation Day! & Simchat Torah
Thanksgiving Day (Canada) & Columbus Day Observed (US & Mexico)
Sweetest Day (Card Link)
Teen Read Week, Oct. 1824, 2009
UN Established 1945 & United Nations Day
Dad's Birthday & The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28 in 1886.
My Nephew Allan's Birthday
End of the Hurricane Season
OCTOBER EVENTS & DATES
~~ Chicago Fire Anniversary. Celebrated as part of Fire
Child Health Day - First Monday in October.
Election Day is the first Tuesday in November. Send yourself or a friend an Election Day reminder card. Stop by Annie's Election Day Page too.
rural delivery of mail began in the United States,
1896.--First "Model T" Ford put on the market,
1908.--Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States,
born in Plains, Ga., 1924.
MONTH EVENTS & FLOATING HOLIDAYS
Columbus Day honors Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America in 1492. Columbus Day
became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1971. It is celebrated on the
second Monday in October. Before 1971, a number of states celebrated Columbus Day on
October 12. Cities and organizations sponsor parades and banquets on Columbus Day.
Visit: Annie's Columbus Day Page
World Series: The American and National League pennant winners meet in the World Series. The first team to win four series games wins the world championship. The World Series is one of the world's major sports events. Played every year since 1903--except in 1904 and 1994--it captures the interest of millions of people. Many people who have only a small interest in Baseball follow the series. TV and radio stations send play-by-play coverage of the series throughout the United States and to many other countries.
Homecoming: In October, American students and teachers prepare for "Homecoming". All high schools and colleges usually have a "Homecoming" celebration with sports games (football or soccer), dances, barbeques, and parades. During "Homecoming", past students return to visit their high school or college, and they see many of their friends and teachers. Many high schools have special school days in October. On these days, all students wear their school's colors or dress in their school's sports uniforms to show their encouragement or 'school spirit' for Homecoming. Fall sports such as football, soccer, and cross-country running finish their seasons in October with a tournament or state-wide competition.
Feasts of Judaism
Five Jewish holidays are celebrated in September or early October. They are Rosh
Ha-Shanah, or New Year; Tzom Gedaliah, a fast day; Yom Kippur, the Day of
Atonement; Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles; and Simhat Torah, a day of rejoicing.
Please Note: All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the dates listed.
Learn all about the Jewish Feasts & their fulfillment at: Annie's Feasts Page
Generally here in the United States October is when the weather starts to change. CHANGE is really the key word for October.
happening in October?
Special days - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28 in 1886. Did you know that the face of the statue was modeled after the features of the sculptor's mother?
Halloween brings October to a close on the 31st. Do you know why pumpkins with carved faces are called jack-o-lanterns? Visit my Annie's HALLOWEEN Page to find out.
October is considered "Breast Cancer Awareness Month"
Visit my NEW related page: Annie's "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" Page
This PINK Ribbon is from Creative Ladies Ministry!
Click the image above to go to Legacy of Hope. The graphic is from Mary's Little Lamb special Cancer Graphics.
Here is another link that you won't want to miss: Victoria's Quilts Home Page! They donate free quilts for people
with cancer that are going through chemo so they won't be cold or feel alone.
Safety - The first week of October is Fire
Prevention Week in the United States. Do you know what
to do in case of a fire? Make sure you change the battery in your smoke detector this month and
also make sure the fire extinguisher is functioning properly.
Activities - Planning a trip to see
the fall colors? Make sure you find out about autumn
festivities in the "Annual events" before you go.
Related Pages by Annie:
on to next Month:
Featured Holiday Page
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