Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Fun Facts!

The King's Port Inn wants to wish everybody a happy October! This is a great time to be in Maine, with the autumn foliage, cooler weather, pumpkins and Halloween! We hope you get out and enjoy this season. We wanted to present some fun and interesting facts about the month of October:
1. October was the name of the eighth month of the year in the Roman calendar. It means octo, which means eight. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck, even though it's now the 10th month.
2. October's Full Moon, the "Full Hunter's Moon", is especially unique this month, because it takes on the mantle of the "Harvest Moon". This moon usually occurs in September, but occasionally happens in early October instead. This year, it fell on October 5th.
3. October's birth flowers are the cosmos and the calendula or marigold. Cosmos are a symbol of joy in life and love and of peace. The calendula represents winning, grace, grief, or chagrin.
4. October's birthstone is the opal, which symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. Gem-quality opals are known for their play of color, caused by the diffraction of light. They are available in several types, including black, fire, and white opals. Common opals do not shimmer.
5. October 9th is Columbus Day, which is always observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 12, 1492 that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. He is considered the first European discoverer of the Americas.
6. Canada celebrates it's Thanksgiving on October 9th this year. The first Thanksgiving Day in the Canadian Confederation was observed on April 15, 1872. In 1957, a proclamation permanently set the date to the second Monday in October to celebrate "general thanksgiving to Almighty God for the blessings with which they have been favored. That is, turkey and football!
We hope you enjoyed these fun facts! The King's Port Inn has availability for the month of October. We have premium King rooms for only $109 a night. We also have King Jacuzzi suites for only $149.00 a night. Each room includes a free continental breakfast, free wi fi, and free parking. We are in a great location, only two blocks from the center of town. To make a reservation, please call us at 1-800-286-5767. We would be happy to hear from you.
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