Facts about October
The 10th month of the year brings us Halloween, Columbus Day, and the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, is the Jewish day of communal and personal
atonement for sins committed during the past year.
What are some of the customs on Yom Kippur?
Fasting is one of the central components of the Yom Kippur holiday.
Jewish adults are commanded to fast, but there are exceptions for pregnant women, nursing mothers and those who are ill.
What are the services on Yom Kippur?
Prayer is the other central component of the holiday. The Kol Nidrei service kicks off the holiday, and Neila comes at the very end, bookending the holy day with solemn prayer. In between we read the book of Jonah and perform the special Avodah service, which involves continually and frequently prostrating oneself on the ground.
In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, October is the tenth month of the year. In early Roman calendar, it was actually the eighth month and there are 31 days in October ever since the since of the Roman emperor August. In North Temperature zone, the first frost happens, leaves change colors and leaves fall. By the time, most of the birds would have left for the South hemisphere to protect themselves from cold weather. However, in southern hemisphere, October's weather is just like the northern hemisphere's April weather. In October, farmers bring the last of the fall crops and ship them to other parts of the U.S. and also, many apples are harvested.
Below are some fun facts about October:
The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal.
The zodiac signs for October are Libra (September 23 - October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 - November 21).
- The birth flower for October is the calendula.
- On October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States.
- On October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite was launched by the Soviet Union.
- On October 5, 1947, the first presidential telecast address from the White House was made by Harry S. Truman.
- On October 7, 1816, the Washington (first double-decked steamboat) arrived at New Orleans.
- On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in America.
- On October 18, 1867, The U.S. flag was formally raised over Alaska.
- On October 22, 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
- On October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the United States.
- National Cookie Month
- National Chili Month
- National Pizza Month
- National Dessert Month
- Lupus Awareness Month
- National Seafood Month
- November 5 - World Teacher's Day
- Columbus Day - second Monday of October
- October 31 - Halloween or Harvest month
for all the things going on in this world and for families who have lost loved ones.
PRAY FOR OUR NATION
PRAY FOR OUR NATION & LEADERS
1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
For our Armed Forces
- For Our President
II Chronicles 1:10 -- supernatural wisdom
Prov. 4:11 divine guidance
I Corinthians l6:13 for supernatural spiritual strength
Exodus. 15:2 supernatural physical strength
I John 2:10 leadership that does not stumble
- For Sec. of State and Defense Secretary
Psalm 119:66, 169; Proverbs 2:1-15, 22; II Samuel 22:33-35
- For the CIA and FBI
Psalm 35:1-10, 22-28
Psalm 91 Reassurance: Psalm 27 through 31; Psalm 37
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me