Facts about The month of November

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Facts about NOVEMBER

According to the Georgian calendar, November is the eleventh month of the year. In the early Roman calendar, it was the ninth month. The Roman Senate elected to name the eleventh month for Tiberus Caesar, and since Augustus time, it has had only 30 days. Originally, there were 30 days, then 29, then 31.

November comes between the fall and winter months. The leaves are almost completely gone from the trees, and the rest have lost most of their color. The Anglo-Saxons referred to November as the 'wind month' and the 'blood month' - probably because this is the month they killed their animals for food.

Lots of activities come to a halt in November. The crops have been harvested and either put in storage, or sent to processing plants or mills. Farmers already know if their year has been successful or not. Football is the main sport of the month. The weather is usually beautiful for this kind of sport.

ELECTION DAYis on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

VETERANS DAY is celebrated on November 11th.

Disabled American Veterans
Veterans News and Information Center
The Virtual Wall- A Digital Legacy Project for Remembrance
Veterans Day Cards from 123Greetings.com

Annie's Veteran's Day Page

THANKSGIVING is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in the month.

Thanksgiving - Home And Heart
Annie's Thanksgiving Welcome Page
The Pumpkin Patch
How to Grow Giant Atlantic Pumpkins

CHILDREN's BOOK WEEK is also celebrated this month.

National Children's Book Week
History of Children's Book Week

Barbara's Book Shoppe


  • The topaz is the birthstone for November.

  • The chrysanthemum is the flower for the month of November.


**Facts taken from World Book Millennium 2000

November woods are bare and still;
November days are clear and bright;
Each noon burns up the morning's chill,
The morning's snow is gone by night..

Source: Helen Hunt Jackson - Taken from World Book Millennium 2000

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