Annie's "Month of November" Page
November is the eleventh month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost all the
world today. It takes its name from novem, the Latin word for nine. In the early Roman calendar, November was
the ninth month. Because July was named for Julius Caesar and August for Augustus Caesar, the Roman Senate
offered to name the eleventh month for Tiberius Caesar. He refused modestly, saying, "What will you do if you
have thirteen emperors?" Originally there were 30 days in November, then 29, then 31. From the time of
Augustus, it has had 30 days.
November comes between autumn and winter. In the North Temperate regions during November, the trees are
bare, and the dead leaves on the earth have lost the brilliant color they had in October. Soft snow seldom hides
the bareness of the fields, but the grays and browns of the landscapes are sometimes relieved by delightful days
of hazy sunshine. The Anglo-Saxons referred to November as "the wind month" and sometimes "the blood
month," probably because during this period they killed animals for their winter meat.
Activities. Many outdoor activities in
the North come to a halt in November. The crops have been stored
shipped to processing plants and mills, and farmers know whether or not they have had a successful year. Near
the end of November, the people of the United States celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims celebrated the
first New England Thanksgiving to express gratitude for their first harvests in the new land. In Canada, where
the colder climate forces farmers to harvest crops earlier, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October. Football is the
outstanding sport in November. The weather is usually ideal for football. Spectators watch their favorite teams
play in the sometimes frosty air.
Special days. Election Day in the United States falls on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in November. Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 in the United
States. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month.
Children's Book Week is also observed in November. November is
National Adoption Month. November is also Diabetes Awareness Month!
National Bible Week is celebrated each year from Sunday to Sunday of Thanksgiving week
November is also "National Family Caregiver Month"!
Visit my NEW: Annie's "National Family Caregiver Month" Page
November symbols. The topaz is the November
birthstone, and the special
flower of the month is the chrysanthemum.
All Saints' Day (USA, Canada & Mexico & many other countries) & Billy's Birthday
Election Day in the USA
November Flower Card Link
National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day & Hug a Bear Day
Forget Me Not Day
Air Day & Veterans Day USA & Remembrance Day - Canada
National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day
Operation Room Nurse Day
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
Leonid Meteor Shower! See Annie's Signs in the Sky Page
Mexican Revolution Day (Mexico) & World Hello Day
National Adoption Day is celebrated every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving
National Bible Week is November 22nd - 27tth, 2009! It is celebrated each year from Sunday to Sunday of Thanksgiving week.
National Cashew Day
National Parfait Day & Shopping Reminder Day
Pins And Needles Day & Thanksgiving Day USA
Advent Begins & Square Dance Day
||November is National Adoption Month & Diabetes Awareness Month!||
||November is Int. Drum Month, & Peanut Butter Lover's Month||
Annie's Verse A Day Page: November Verse A Day Page
Bizarre American Holidays
November Bizarre Holidays
Ari's Today's Date Page
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen has a page called Holidays in Cyberspace
Barb's Entourage Facts about the Month of November Page
wild November comes at last
sky is chill and drear,
wins you best by this, its mute
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