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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 begins in western tropical astrology with the sun in the sign of Scorpio and ends in the sign of Sagittarius. Astronomically speaking, the sun actually begins in the constellation of Libra, passes through Scorpius from approximately the 24th through the 29th and ends in the constellation of Ophiuchus, which is the only zodiacal constellation that is not associated with an astrological sign.

In Latin, novem means "nine". November was also the ninth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February. The birthstone for November is either topaz or citrine.

Representation in poetry[]

A poem which is often told in schools in the United Kingdom is that 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; for full text of this poem, see

Events in November[]

November, from the Très riches heures du duc de Berry

Month-long observances[]

November is Pancreatic Cancer 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 mens 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 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

  • Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, with the Friday after being

also an unofficial day off from work for many and known as "Black Friday."

Monday immediately following Thanksgiving Day

Other names[]

  • In Finnish, November is called marraskuu, meaning "month of the dead".
  • In Korean, it is called "Sip-il-weol" meaning the month number eleven
  • In Polish and Czech, November is called "Listopad", meaning "month of falling leaves".
  • In Turkish, November is called "Kasım".
  • In Xhosa, November is called ngeyeNkanga, meaning "month of the small yellow daisies".
  • In the American South, November is known as the "month of the dog".
  • In Croatian, November is called "Studeni" meaning "cold one"

See also[]

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