November is one of 4 months in the Gregorian Calendar that has 30 days.
November comes from the Latin word root “novem,” which means nine. It was originally the 9th month in the Roman Calendar.
In Finland they call November “marraskuu” which translates as “month of the dead.”
November 1st is celebrated in many Christian churches as All Saints Day.
The birthstone for November is topaz.
The flower that represents November is the Chrysanthemum.
The Month of November is:
Military Family Month
National Tobacco Awareness Month
National Beard Month
Aviation History Month
Child Safety Protection Month
International Drum Month
National Adoption 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
1st - Daylight Savings Time ends!
Clocks fall back one hour at 2 a.m.
People fall back, and their dogs fall back, too, for an hour's more sleep. The day goes wrong an hour later than usual.
2nd - Look for Circles Day
Go forth, in search of circles.
3rd - Sandwich Day - It is estimated that Americans eat 300 million sandwiches each day - that's more than one for every man, woman and child in the nation!
4th - King Tut Day - On this day in 1922, Howard Carter and his team of archaeologists found the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt. It took many years to excavate the whole thing and find all of the gold treasure that had been buried with the King who was only 19 years old when he died.
6th - Marooned without a Compass Day
7th- Book Lovers Day - 1st Saturday of the month
9th - Chaos Never Dies Today is designed for you. It's a day to recognize the chaos in your life. Rather, its a way of life. You can partake in this special day, by putting just a little order back into your life. You can start, by picking one thing that is really disrupting your life, and change it...for the good.
11th – Veterans Day (also known as Remembrance Day & Armistice Day)
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed.
The "war to end all wars" was over.
13th – Sadie was "the homeliest gal in the hills" who grew tired of waiting for the fellows to come a courtin'. Her father, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch, was even more worried about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life, so he decreed the first annual Sadie Hawkins Day, a foot race in which the unmarried gals pursued the town's bachelors, with matrimony the consequence. And as we learned in school: beware of consequences!!
And, please don't open that container of moldy yuck you found near the back of the fridge, stick it under someone's nose and say “Does this smell bad to you?!” If they're lying passed out on the floor, that ought to answer your question.
15th – America Recycles Day!
Try out some recycled art!!
15th - National Philanthropy Day - Over the course of history, philanthropists have made great contributions to those in need, and to worthy causes.
While we commonly view Philanthropy as a monetary contribution, the voluntary efforts at fund raising is also within the definition of philanthropy. So, if you have little extra money to contribute, you can turn your labor effort into charitable cash contributions by participating in fundraisers, making you a Philanthropist!
17th - Homemade Bread Day Put your dough where your mouth is!
19th - Great American Smoke Out Day - 3rd Thursday of November
The American Cancer Society is marking the 38th Great American Smokeout on November 19th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit ... They can help you plan your quit day and help you deal with cravings.
19th - "Have a Bad Day" Day
20th - Absurdity Day Some days are truly illogical and senseless, the very definition of this day. Have fun with it and don't try to make any sense out of it. Have a mind-boggling and absurd Absurdity Day.
This special day is promoted and sponsored by a variety of child care and adoption groups. According to the websites of these sponsors, this day was created to finalize thousands of annual adoptions, and to celebrate and give recognition to families that adopt children. It is also intended to raise awareness of the tens of thousands of children awaiting adoption.
26th - Thanksgiving Day
27th - Black Friday and .....
"You're Welcome!" Day
This very special day comes the day after Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day we say "Thanks!" for what we have. So, it only seems natural that "You're Welcome!" immediately follows a "Thank You!"
27th – Pins & Needles Day - It's a day of eager anticipation, as we await an event or for something to happen. One could argue that kids are on pins and needles from now until Christmas, as they nervously wonder if they have been good enough to receive a visit from Santa in a few weeks. We hope you have a happy, calm, and relaxing day instead.
28th - Red Planet Day
30th - Stay at Home because you are Well Day Call your place of work and say "I need the day off, because I'm feeling really well." Your employers will be so appreciative of your blatant honesty that they will fully support your glorified mental health day. Just Sayin!