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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What Do You Really Know About October?

Fall is officially here! It is my favorite time of the year. October will soon be here with crisp days and cool nights. The leaves will be shedding their green and putting on new dazzling red, orange and brown colors to awe us all. So in celebration of October here are some fun October facts.

It was the eighth month on the Roman calendar. It got its name from the word Octo meaning eight.

October 18th is Saint Luke's Day - a day when girls could gain knowledge of their future husbands. Before going to bed they put a mixture of honey, spices and vinegar on their face. After getting into bed they recited a poem St. Luke St. Luke be kind to me. In dreams let me my true love see.

Rain in October means wind in December.

October 1, 1870 the first post card was made in Britain.

October 3, 1916 James Herriott author and vet was born.

And of course October 31st is Halloween!

C & P Treasures has some great Halloween costumes and decorations. Check us out.

Elizabeth Swann Girls Costume

Nightmare Before Christmas Mayor Adult Costume

Teenage Mutant Turtles Leonardo Muscle Costume

Snoopy Haunted Doghouse Flag

Disney Princess Jasmine Costume

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