NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS AND HISTORY
November Month Holidays Overview – November often blows in like a hurricane. Other times it lingers like the warmth of the sun. For many, the month fills us with gratitude. It represents family holidays, too. As warm and cozy as November seems to many, others consider the 11th month of the year to be somewhat bleary. But if you look closely, holidays like National Cinnamon Day, National Doughnut Day, National Spicy Hermit Cookie, National Gingerbread Cookie Day, National Red Mitten Day and National Homemade Bread Day make November quite cozy.
HISTORY ON THE CALENDAR
The word November is derived from the Latin novem meaning nine. On the Roman calendar, November was the 9th month of the year. Like October, Numa Pompilius moved November when January and February were added to more accurately reflect the length of a year on Earth. Along with September, this month makes the first rhyme in the poem we learn to help us remember the number of days in each month. “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.”
Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise. ~Gladys Taber
Even though many consider November to be the last month of Autumn, it’s not. On the astronomical calendar, Autumn doesn’t end until the middle of December. So, for those fall-loving people, cling to every moment of cinnamon candles and crimson-colored walks by reminding your winter-loving friends of this. Other holidays that shout “November” include
Holidays and Traditions
Many of our fall holidays do take place in September, October, and November, though. National Gingerbread Cookie Day, Daylight Savings Time wraps up, and of course, Thanksgiving fills us up. Some celebrate the entire month by keeping a gratitude journal.
Football season is well underway. Basketball and hockey are heating up, too. Teams meet up for cross-country, lacrosse and more while the weather holds.
And when it comes to a famous Scorpio or Sagittarius, November has lots of company. If you’re born in November, you join the likes of Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Schulz, Loretta Swit, Laura Bush, Will Rogers, Danny DeVito and Billy the Kid. And you’re birthstones are beautiful, too. Look for Topaz and Citrine.