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Facts about November

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November is the eleventh month of the year. November has 30 days and its birthstone is the yellow citrine. People who are born between November 1st and 22nd fall under the zodiac sign of Scorpio (the Scorpion) and all those born between November 23rd and 31st are considered to be Sagittarius (the Archer).

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The Old English word for November was “windmonath” which translates into “wind month.” This makes sense because November can be a rather chilly and windy time in the United Kingdom. In North America and much of Europe, November (along with October) is an autumn month that is regaled for the beautiful changes colors of the leaves on the trees. During this point in the season red, orange and yellow leaves brighten the woods and make hiking a popular activity for many people who want to experience the outdoors before the freeze of winter is upon them.

November also holds distinction in the United States as being the month that contains Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an American holiday that is celebrated in remembrance of a time when the Native Americans and pilgrims shared meals. Today, Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to eat turkey dinner, watch American football, and perhaps even attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Held annually in New York on Thanksgiving Day, the Macy’s parade is one of the biggest and most popular parades in the United States. Additionally, Thanksgiving is always held on the last Thursday of November so it is also seen as the day that ushers in the Christmas holiday. To that end, “Black Friday” sales begin on the last Friday of November.

November also holds some other holiday distinctions. For example, it is the month of American elections (including the Presidential election which occurs every four years) and it has also been deemed National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.

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