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November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth and last month to have 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. In Ancient Rome, Ludi Plebeii was held from November 4–17, Epulum Jovis was held on November 13, and Brumalia celebrations began on November 24. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar.

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

November Observances[edit]

This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.

Non-Gregorian observances[edit]

(please note that all Jewish observances, which are set by the Hebrew calendar, begin at sunset the day prior to the date listed and end on the sunset of the date in question unless otherwise noted. The same applies to observances set by the Bahá'í calendar)

Month-long observances[edit]

United States[edit]

Movable observances[edit]

First Thursday: November 1

First Saturday: November 5

First Sunday: November 6

Tuesday after the first Monday: November 8

Week of November 11: November 6–12

Second Sunday: November 13

Third Week: November 13–19

Second Monday: November 14

Third Wednesday: November 16

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

Third Thursday: November 17

Third Friday until the next Monday: November 18–21'

Saturday before Fourth Thursday: November 19

Week of the fourth Thursday: November 20–26

Third Monday: November 21'

Day before fourth Thursday: November 23'

Fourth Thursday: November 24

Day after fourth Thursday: November 25

Saturday after Thanksgiving: November 26

Monday immediately following fourth Thursday: November 28

Last Wednesday: November 30

Fixed observances[edit]

American Thanksgiving is celebrated in November

November symbols[edit]

See also[edit]