11 november

November

[noh-vem-ber]

November is the eleventh 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.

The birthstone for November is either topaz, citrine, or aquamarine. The birthflower is the chrysanthemum.

November starts on the same day of the week as February in common years, and March every year.

Events in November

Month-long observances

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, National Novel Writing Month, Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, and National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

It's 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, called Noshavember, involves a full beard as opposed to a mustache.

Movable events

First Tuesday

Tuesday After the First Monday

Third Wednesday

  • GIS Day is held the 3rd Wednesday of November during Geography Awareness Week.

Third Thursday

  • 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 the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November.

The day after Thanksgiving in the USA

Monday immediately following Thanksgiving Day in the USA

November represented in culture

A poem which is often told in schools in the United Kingdom is No by Thomas Hood, playing on how the name "November" can be extended to other phrases beginning with no. Hood's poem suggests that melancholy moods associated with this month.

Tom Waits performs a song titled November on his 1993 release The Black Rider.

Jay Chou released an album in November 2005 entitled November's Chopin.

November symbols

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