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DATES IN OCTOBER October 9, 2008

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October 1

VEGETARIAN DAY

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World vegetarian day has been observed since 1977 bringing together vegetarians from all over the world for a common cause. It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

October 13

COLUMBUS DAY

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Columbus Day is celebrated in the United States to honor Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to America in 1492.
Columbus is the explorer who discovered America in that year.

Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 to Domenico Columbo, a wool weaver. 

October 31

HALLOWEEN

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The term Halloween is shortened from All-hallow-evening, as it is the eve of “All Hallows’ Day”, which is now also known as All Saints’ Day.

Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955, but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar.

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