5 Things You Need to Know About October

October is the 10th month of the year and the sixth month to be 31 days long.

1. It’s a great time for people born under the sign of Libra (September 23 – October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 – November 22) because many of them celebrate their birthdays this month.

2. Birthstones for the October-Born are the Opal (which stands for hope, innocence, purity, happiness, loyalty and confidence) and the Tourmaline (a stone for protection because it is associated with the heart and opens one to accept love).

3. October is a happy month because of Oktoberfest, a month-long festival of beer-drinking, eating and merrymaking. It is also the Double Ten holiday in China, the so-called birthday of the Republic of China.

4. October is a super-special month at the Promenade and Theater Mall because the place comes alive with little goblins, ghosts, witches, warlocks, vampires, White Ladies, tiyanaks, mutants, and things that go bump in the night.

This year, HAPPY HALLOWEEN at Greenhills Promenade and Theater Mall happens on Saturday, October 28 starting at 1 p.m. Scary Little Critters go trick-or-treating around the Mall and scare the daylights out of people. Then they’ll parade to the Missouri Entrance (at Promenade 3) and show off their scary-crazy Halloween costumes to the judges. Who do you think is going to win a prize this year? It might be YOU! BOO!