November is the 11 month of the year with the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month in the ancient Roman calendar and is also known as the month of late spring and late autumn in different Hemispheres.
Andromeda Galaxy is often seen very clearly in this month and meteor shower from the Galaxy is also seen in some parts of the world.
Scorpio and Sagittarius are the zodiac signs for the month of November and Topaz and chrysanthemum are considered as the birthstones and birth flower for this month. This month starts the beginning of the winter season and is often called as the pleasant month in the entire year.
Melbourne Cup Day – It is a regional public holiday in Victoria, Australia and is celebrated on the first Tuesday in November. This day is Australia’s annual premier horserace. It is often termed as ‘race that stops the nation’ as it covers a distance of 3.2 km at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. The winner gets a whopping amount of AU$175,000. See More December 2019 Calendar
Guy Fawkes Night – This is not a public holiday though and is held annually on 5 November and may also be called as Fireworks night or Bonfire night and people celebrate this day with bonfire across the city. This day commemorates the arrest of Guy Fawkes and the failure of the ‘Gunpowder plot’ to blow up the House of Parliament. The conspirators of this plot were Roman Catholics who opposed the lack of religious tolerance.
Veterans Day – This day is a federal holiday in the entire states except for the state of Wisconsin. It is observed on November 12 or the weekday closest to the date. Schools, Local governments and businesses are not required to follow the closing of their daily work but are free to decide whether to observe the holiday or not. The NYSC and NASDAQ remain open and follow the normal operation on this day.
Thanksgiving Day – The day is celebrated on the 4th Tuesday in November in the United States. This day celebrates the giving of thanks for the autumn harvest. This day is termed basis some of the world’s earliest festivals and often scratch the surface of popular modern holidays. The tradition to celebrate this day lies back in 1621 when the pilgrims gave thanks to the first harvest and Plymouth.