November

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November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar. November is a month of late-spring/early-summer in the Southern Hemisphere and late-autumn/early-winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore, November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.

The Leonids meteor shower typically reaches its peak around November 17.

Month-long observances[edit]

United States[edit]

Movable observances[edit]

First Sunday

Tuesday after the first Monday

First Thursday

First Friday

First Saturday

Second Sunday'

Second Monday'

Third Friday until the next Monday'

Third Monday'

Third Wednesday

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

Third Thursday

Saturday before Thanksgiving

Week of the fourth Thursday

Day before fourth Thursday'

Last Wednesday

Fourth Thursday

Day after fourth Thursday

Saturday after Thanksgiving

Monday immediately following fourth Thursday

Fixed observances[edit]

American Thanksgiving is celebrated in November

November symbols[edit]

  • November's birthstones are the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.
  • Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.[8]
  • The zodiac signs for the month of November are Scorpio (until November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 onwards).

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