Oktober is de tiende maand van het jaar

October is the tenth month of the year

See also: maanden


Oktober is de tiende maand van het jaar in de Gregoriaanse kalender en heeft 31 dagen. De naam komt van het Latijnse octo voor acht. Oktober was de achtste maand van het jaar, omdat ten tijde van de Romeinen het jaar in maart begon.

Oktober wordt ook wel de wijnmaand genoemd en geldt sinds de 16e eeuw als de rozenkransmaand.

October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and has 31 days. In Latin, octo means “eight,” reflecting the fact that October was the eighth month in the Roman calendar  which started in March.

October is also called the Wine Month. Since the 16th Century it is referred to as the paternoster / rosary month.

Expression of the month: 2013-12

In winter erwtensoep (pea soup) is very popular. Depending on the weather, stamppot and winter soups are eaten from fall to the beginning of spring. It is commonly believed that a bowl of erwtensoep tastes better when it’s freezing outside. Which may be true, as in winter it is often served at outdoor activities.

typical dutch erwtensoep

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this is the last expression-of-the-month of 2013