History of November

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The Latin word “novem” means nine.  November was originally the ninth month on the original Roman calendar.  When the Romans decided to change the calendar and add January and February, November became the 11th month.

Citrine birthstone

The month has 30 days.

November is often associated with storing the harvest and preparing to survive the winter, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the Southern Hemisphere, November is the time of late spring.

The signs for November are the Scorpio until November 22nd and the Sagittarius beginning on November 23rd.

Topaz birthstone

Topaz is the birthstone for November and the birth flower is chrysanthemum.

In the United States, elections are held in early November and Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of the month.

All Saints and All Souls Day begin the month on November 1st and 2nd. 

In the U.K., Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated with fireworks on Nov. 5th.

St. Andrews Day on November 30th is an official national holiday in Scotland.

Chrysanthemum birth flower

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