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The Month Of November

November

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth and last month to have the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”) when Januaryand February were added to the Roman calendar. November is a month of late spring in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore, November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa. In Ancient RomeLudi Plebeii was held from November 4–17, Epulum Jovis was held on November 13, and Brumalia celebrations began on November 24. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

November was referred to as Blōtmōnaþ by the Anglo-SaxonsBrumaire and Frimaire were the months on which November fell in the French Republican Calendar.

Astronomy

November meteor showers include the Andromedids; which occurs from September 25 to December 6 and generally peak around November 9-14, the Leonids; which occur from November 15-20, the Alpha Monocerotids; which occur from November 15-25 with the peak on November 21-22, the Northern Taurids; which occur from October 20 to December 10, and the Southern Taurids which occur from September 10 – November 20, and the Phoenicids; which occur from November 29 to December 9 with the peak occurring on December 5-6. The Orionids, which occur in late October, sometimes last into November.

Astrology

The Western zodiac signs for the month of November are Scorpio (October 23-November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21).

November symbols

  • November’s birthstones are the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.
  • Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.[1]

November Observances

This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.

Non-Gregorian observances, 2017

(please note that all Jewish observances, which are set by the Hebrew calendar, begin at sunset the day prior to the date listed and end on the sunset of the date in question unless otherwise noted. The same applies to observances set by the Bahá’í calendar)

Month-long observances

United States

Movable observances, 2017 dates

First Thursday

First Friday

Saturday between October 31-November 6:

First Saturday

Week of November 8

First Sunday

First Monday

Tuesday after the first Monday

Second Thursday: November 10

Week of November 11

Second Saturday

Second Sunday

Second Monday

Third Week

Third Sunday

Third Monday

Third Tuesday

Third Thursday

Third Friday until the next Monday

Saturday before Fourth Thursday

Week of the fourth Thursday

Day before fourth Thursday: November 23

Fourth Thursday

Day after fourth Thursday

Saturday after Thanksgiving

Fourth Sunday

Fourth Saturday

Last Sunday

Monday immediately following fourth Thursday

Tuesday immediately following fourth Thursday

Last Wednesday

Last Week

Fixed observances

American Thanksgiving is celebrated in November

November 2018 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

November, 2018 Daily Holidays

Month:

  • Aviation History Month
  • Child Safety Protection Month
  • International Drum Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • National Caregivers Appreciation Month
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Real Jewelry Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month

Week Celebrations:

  • Week 1 Chemistry Week
  • Week 3 Game and Puzzle Week

November, 2017 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

All Saint’s Day

All Soul’s Day

Deviled Egg Day

Look for Circles Day

Men Make Dinner Day – first Thursday of Month

Plan Your Epitaph Day

Housewife’s Day

Sandwich Day

Book Lovers Day – first Saturday of the month

King Tut Day

Gunpowder Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Marooned without a Compass Day

Saxophone Day

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

U.S. General Election Day – first Tuesday of the month after first Monday of month

Cook Something Bold Day

Dunce Day

Chaos Never Dies Day – you’ve got that right

10 Forget-Me-Not Day

10 USMC Day

11 Veteran’s Day

12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

13 Caregiver Appreciation Day

13 National Indian Pudding Day

13 Sadie Hawkins Day

13 World Kindness Day

14 Operating Room Nurse Day

14 World Diabetes Day

14 Young Readers Day second Tuesday of month

15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day

15 America Recycles Day

15 National Philanthropy Day

16 Button Day

16 Great American Smokeout  – third Thursday in November

16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day

16 International Tolerance Day

16 National Fast Food Day

17 Electronic Greeting Card Day – now who do you think created this day!?

17 Homemade Bread Day

17 Take A Hike Day

17 World Peace Day

18 National Adoption Day – Saturday before Thanksgiving

18 Occult Day

19 Have a Bad Day Day

20 Absurdity Day

20 Beautiful Day

20 Universal Children’s Day

21 False Confession Day

21 World Hello Day

22 Go For a Ride Day

23 Eat a Cranberry Day

23 National Cashew Day

23 National Espresso Day

23 National Tie One On Day

23 Thanksgiving – Eat, drink, and be thankful.

24 All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day

24 Black Friday – Friday after Thanksgiving

24 Buy Nothing Day – always the day after Thanksgiving…does anyone abide by it!?!

24 You’re Welcome Day – the day after Thanksgiving

24 Evolution Day

25 National Parfait Day

26 Shopping Reminder Day

27 Pins and Needles Day

28 French Toast Day

28 Make Your Own Head Day

28 Red Planet Day

29 Square Dance Day

30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

November, 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

All Saint’s Day

1-2 Dios Los Muertos

Men Make Dinner Day – first Thursday of Month

All Soul’s Day

Deviled Egg Day

Look for Circles Day

Plan Your Epitaph Day

Book Lovers Day – first Saturday of the month

Housewife’s Day

Sandwich Day

King Tut Day

Gunpowder Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Marooned without a Compass Day

Saxophone Day

U.S. General Election Day – first Tuesday of the month after first Monday of month

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Hindu Diwali Day – date varies

Cook Something Bold Day

Dunce Day

Chaos Never Dies Day – you’ve got that right

10 Forget-Me-Not Day

10 USMC Day

11 Veteran’s Day

12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

13 Caregiver Appreciation Day

13 National Indian Pudding Day

13 Sadie Hawkins Day

13 World Kindness Day

13 Young Readers Day second Tuesday of month

14 Operating Room Nurse Day

14 World Diabetes Day

15 America Recycles Day

15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day

15 Great American Smokeout  – third Thursday in November

15 National Philanthropy Day

16 Button Day

16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day

16 International Tolerance Day

16 National Fast Food Day

17 Electronic Greeting Card Day – now who do you think created this day!?

17 Homemade Bread Day

17 National Adoption Day – Saturday before Thanksgiving

17 Take A Hike Day

17 World Peace Day

18 Occult Day

19 Have a Bad Day Day

20 Absurdity Day

20 Beautiful Day

20 Universal Children’s Day

21 False Confession Day

21 World Hello Day

22 Go For a Ride Day

22 Thanksgiving – Eat, drink, and be thankful, fourth Thursday

23 Black Friday – Friday after Thanksgiving

23 Buy Nothing Day – always the day after Thanksgiving…does anyone abide by it!?!

23 Eat a Cranberry Day

23 National Cashew Day

23 National Espresso Day

23 National Tie One On Day

23 You’re Welcome Day – the day after Thanksgiving

24 All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day

24 Evolution Day

25 National Parfait Day

26 Shopping Reminder Day

27 Pins and Needles Day

28 French Toast Day

28 Make Your Own Head Day

28 Red Planet Day

29 Square Dance Day

30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day

 

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15 replies »

  1. Fantastic overview and some days sound really intriguing…
    I did send you a private message at your Facebook page. If you find the time, please be so kind and read it, dear Jueseppi. XxX

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  2. What an incredible amount of research! I love “Special and Wacky Days.” Now I know why I felt as if I’d been trying to squeeze a square peg into a round hole for the past 12 hours … it’s Dunce Day! Amazing post, my friend ♥

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