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November is the 11th month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.
November is associated with the month of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.
Events in November
- All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day), a Christian holy day, is celebrated on November 1. The day before, Halloween, is therefore "All Hallows Eve". In Sweden the All Saints' official holiday takes place on the first Saturday of November.
- November 16, 2009 is the day Jamari East and Kadijah Cheeks ended up together (:
- 1 November – Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian national revival
- In Ireland, November 1 is regarded as the first day of Winter.
- November 1 is called November Day (Lá Samhna) in Celtic tradition and is thus named in the Irish Calendar, where the month is called Mí na Samhna.
- In the pagan wheel of the year, November begins at or near Samhain in the northern hemisphere and Beltaine in the southern hemisphere.
- In the Roman Catholic calendar, November 2 is All Souls Day. It is known in Mexico as el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and the whole month of November is especially dedicated to praying for the dead
- Britain and New Zealand celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot, on November 5.
- National Adoption Day - November 1
- In Indonesia, November 10 is known as National Heroes Day
- Remembrance Day is celebrated on November 11 in the Commonwealth of Nations and various European countries (including France and Belgium) to commemorate World War I and other wars. It is known as Veterans' Day in the United States.
- November 10th is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
- In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14, the birthdate of first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
- The Leonids meteor shower reaches its peak around November 17.
- Discovery to the Eastern World of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493.
- Día de la Revolución, or Revolution Day, is celebrated in Mexico on November 20.
- Transgender Day of Remembrance has occurred on November 20 each year in the United States since 1999.
- Independence Day in Lebanon on November 22
- On 24 November each year, Lachit Divas is celebrated statewide in Assam, India, to commemorate the heroism of the great general Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army over the Mughal army at the battle of Saraighat in 1671.
- The United States and Puerto Rico observe Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.
- For Western Christians, Advent usually begins on a Sunday during the last week of November.
- Scotland celebrates St Andrews Day, its official national day, on 30 November. Since 2006 it has been an official bank holiday.
- International Men's Day is commemorated on the 19 November.
- Independence Day in Poland on November 11.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, COPD Awareness month, National Novel Writing Month, Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, American Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month, National Pomegranate Month in the United States, and the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory in the Roman Catholic Church.
It is quite common for some males in Australia (especially in the city of Melbourne), and New Zealand to sport a moustache during the month of November. The custom being known as Movember (Movember is a portmanteau of the words 'Moustache' and 'November'.), and being a fundraising event for men's health issues. One's fashionable appearance often comes second to the calling of Movember. A similar observance in the United States and Canada, called Novembeard or No Shave November (originally referred to as No-Shave-For-a-Month but was considered too long and many males forgot what month it actually occurred in so the name was changed), involves a full beard as opposed to a mustache. Many women also embrace the No Shave November holiday to take a break from their regular shaving rituals.
Tuesday After the First Monday
- In the United States, elections are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November (between November 2 and November 8). In even-numbered years, members of the House of Representatives are elected to two-year terms, and about one third of the U.S. Senate are elected to six-year terms. The President of the United States is elected in years divisible by four. Most U.S. states, counties, and municipalities have some part of their election cycle coincident with this date.
- GIS Day is held the 3rd Wednesday of November during Geography Awareness Week.
- The Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society occurs on the third Thursday of November, one week before Thanksgiving. Smokers are encouraged to quit smoking for these 24 hours, in hopes that they will quit forever.
Fourth Thursday in the USA
- Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.
The day after Thanksgiving in the USA
- A famous day for shopping known as "Black Friday."
Monday immediately following Thanksgiving Day in the USA