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Welcome November - Some Random Facts



As we say goodbye to October, we welcome in chillier weather, shorter days, and Christmas season! I’m a huge lover of Christmas and feel that there’s no better time of the year than October, November, and December!


"Whether Christmas season begins before or after Remembrance Day for you, there’s still some fun things about November that make it a great month all on its own!"

Whether Christmas season begins before or after Remembrance Day for you, there’s still some fun things about November that make it a great month all on its own!


  • November is the 11th month of the year and has 30 days.

  • Birthstone: Topaz & Citrine

  • Flower: Chrysanthemum

  • Zodiac signs: Scorpio & Sagittarius

  • In the original Roman calendar, November was the ninth month of the year.

  • It got its name from the Latin word "novem" which means nine.

  • Became the 11th month when the Romans added January & February to the beginning of the year.

  • Throughout much of history, November has often been thought of as a somber month because it signaled the start of winter.

  • People would spend the month storing up their harvest and preparing their food and homes in order to survive the winter.

  • We celebrate Remembrance Day in November, a day to honour all those that have fought and died in the wars.



November in Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin): shíyiyuè

  • Danish: november

  • French: novembre

  • Italian: novembre

  • Latin: November

  • Spanish: noviembre

Historical Names:

  • Roman: November

  • Saxon: Blotmonath

  • Germanic: Nebel-mond (Fog month)

More Facts:

  • It is the last month of the Fall season (meteorological winter begins December 1st)

  • November in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to May in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • The third Thursday of November is the Great American Smokeout. Smokers are encouraged by the American Cancer Society to stop smoking on this day.

  • Some Christian churches celebrate All Saint's Day on the first day of November and All Souls Day on the 2nd.

  • Most, if not all the leaves have fallen from the trees.

  • American football is the main sport watched in the US during November.

  • In the US Thanksgiving is in November followed by Black Friday.


And there you have some random facts about November! Did we miss any? Don’t forget to let us know what other random facts you know about November!


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