November Holidays

The holidays are almost here, and people are beginning to do their holiday shopping, and the weather is becoming cold and crisp as the hints of winter are fast approaching. That is what sums up the month of November. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, the opposite is true as that is the time when spring is in full swing.

November is the 11th month of the year, but in the Roman Calendar before the addition of January and February, it was the ninth month. November comes from the Latin ‘novem’, which means ‘nine’. And during ancient Roman times, from the dates of November 4th to the 17th, the celebrations of Epulum Jovis happened. In addition to that. November 24th had the celebration of Brumalia which both involved worshiping gods and plenty of feasts. Those celebrations do not correspond with the modern calendar.

Fun Facts About November

The Anglo-Saxons referred to November as the month of Blodmonath, which is the month of immolations. That was the time when slaughtered cattle had been dedicated to the gods. They considered it as a month of sacrifice as they had written a poem about the month.

If you are a banana pudding lover, November is the month for you as that is the official month for banana pudding. If you love banana pudding during November, have some for dessert after dinner each night. Or, you can have it for a snack.

William Shakespeare did not like the month of November as all of the 37 plays and 154 sonnets he created, not one of them took place in November. And the month was never mentioned.

Men in November are urged to grow a mustache for a good cause as it is known as Movember. Men must shave first thing on November 1st and grow the mustache for the rest of the month. That is done as an incentive for others to donate for good causes supporting men’s health.

 

Famous November Birthdays 

  • The actress and singer Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22nd, 1984. According to Forbes Celebrity, she was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019.
  • The late Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835. He was an entrepreneur, lecturer, publisher, humorist, and American writer. He wrote the Tom Sawyer series and was known as the ‘the father of American literature’.
  • The late Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874. He was a statesman, writer, army officer, and British politician. He was the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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