November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, the fourth and last of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fifth and last of five months to have a length of less than 31 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 in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn 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.
November was referred to as Blōtmōnaþ by the Anglo-Saxons. Brumaire and Frimaire were the months on which November fell in the French Republican Calendar.
November meteor showers include the Andromedids; which occurs from September 25 to December 6 and generally peak around November 9–14, the Leonids; which occur from November 15–20, the Alpha Monocerotids; which occur from November 15–25 with the peak on November 21–22, the Northern Taurids; which occur from October 20 to December 10, and the Southern Taurids which occur from September 10 – November 20, and the Phoenicids; which occur from November 29 to December 9 with the peak occurring on December 5–6. The Orionids, which occur in late October, sometimes last into November.
The Western zodiac signs for the month of November are Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) and Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21).
This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.
(Please note that all Baha'i, Islamic, and Hebrew calendar observances begin at sundown prior to the date listed, and end at sundown of the date in question unless otherwise noted.)
First Thursday: November 1
First Friday: November 2
Saturday between October 31 – November 6: November 3
First Saturday: November 3
First Sunday: November 4
Week of November 8: November 4–10
First Monday: November 5
Tuesday after the first Monday: November 6
Second Thursday: November 8
Second Saturday: November 10
Second Sunday: November 11
Week of November 11: November 11–17
Second Monday: November 12
Weekdays of the third week
Wednesday of the third week
Saturday before Fourth Thursday
Third Friday until the next Monday
Day before fourth Thursday
Day after fourth Thursday
Saturday after Thanksgiving
Monday immediately following fourth Thursday
Tuesday immediately following fourth Thursday
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