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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 fewer than 31 days. November was the ninth month of the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC. 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 occurs from November 15–20, the Alpha Monocerotids, which occurs from November 15–25 with the peak on November 21–22, the Northern Taurids, which occurs from October 20 to December 10, and the Southern Taurids, which occurs 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 occurs in late October, sometimes lasts into November.


The Western zodiac signs, for the month of November, are Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21).[1][2]

November symbols[edit]

  • Topaz crystal
    Topaz crystal
    Citrine gemstone
    Citrine gemstone
    November's birthstone is the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.
  • Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.[3]

November observances[edit]

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

Non-Gregorian observances: 2020 dates[edit]

(All Baha'i, Islamic, and Jewish observances begin at the sundown prior to the date listed, and end at sundown of the date in question unless otherwise noted.)

  • List of observances set by the Bahá'í calendar
  • List of observances set by the Chinese calendar
  • List of observances set by the Hebrew calendar
  • List of observances set by the Islamic calendar
  • List of observances set by the Solar Hijri calendar

Month-long observances[edit]

  • In Catholic tradition, November is the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
  • Academic Writing Month
  • Annual Family Reunion Planning Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Movember
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (United Kingdom)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month[4]
  • Stomach Cancer Awareness Month[5]
  • No Nut November

United States[edit]

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Military Family Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Blog Posting Month[6]
  • National Critical Infrastructure Protection Month
  • National Entrepreneurship Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Bone Marrow Donor Awareness Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Homeless Youth Month[7]
  • National Hospice Month
  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • National Pomegranate Month[8]
  • Prematurity Awareness Month

Movable observances, 2020 dates[edit]

  • Mitzvah Day International: November 15[9]
  • See also Movable Western Christian observances
  • See also Movable Eastern Christian observances

First Sunday: November 1

First Monday: November 2

  • Recreation Day holiday (Northern Tasmania)

Tuesday after the first Monday: November 3

  • Election Day (United States)

First Wednesday: November 4

First Thursday: November 5

First Friday: November 6

  • Arbor Day (Samoa)

First Saturday: November 7

  • Children's Day (South Africa)
  • Health Day (Turkmenistan)
  • National Bison Day (United States)

Second Sunday: November 8

  • Father's Day (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)
  • Grandparents Day (South Sudan)
  • National Day of the Pupusa (El Salvador)
  • Remembrance Sunday (United Kingdom, Commonwealth)

Week of November 8: November 8–14

Week of November 11: November 8–14

Second Monday: November 9

  • Barack Obama Day (Perry County, Alabama, United States)
  • Heir to the Throne's Birthday (Tuvalu)

November 13

  • Friday the 13th

Second Saturday: November 14

  • National Tree Planting Day (Luxembourg)

Third Sunday: November 15

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (United Nations observance)

Third week: November 15–21

  • Geography Awareness Week

Third Monday: November 16

  • Revolution Day (Mexico)

Weekdays of the third week: November 16–20

Wednesday of the third week: November 18

  • GIS Day

Third Thursday: November 19

  • Great American Smokeout (United States)
  • World Philosophy Day (United Nations)

Third Friday: November 20

  • International Stand Up to Bullying Day

Third Friday until the next Monday: November 20–22

  • El Buen Fin (Mexico)

Saturday before Fourth Thursday: November 21

Last Week: November 22–28

Day before fourth Thursday: November 25

Last Wednesday: November 25

Fourth Thursday: November 26

  • Thanksgiving (United States)
    • National Day of Mourning (United States protest)
    • Unthanksgiving Day

Day after fourth Thursday: November 27

Fourth Saturday: November 28

  • Holodomor Remembrance Day (Canada, Ukraine)

Saturday after Thanksgiving: November 28

Fourth Sunday: November 29

Last Sunday: November 29

  • Harvest Festival (Turkmenistan)

Monday after fourth Thursday in November: November 30

  • Cyber Monday

Fixed observances[edit]

Thanksgiving is celebrated in November
  • November 1
    A Vegan activist gives out baked goods for World Vegan Day
    • All Saints' Day (Catholicism)
      • Day of the Dead, first day: Day of the Innocents (Haiti, Mexico)
    • Andhra Pradesh Formation Day (Andhra Pradesh, India)
    • Anniversary of the Revolution (Algeria)
    • Calan Gaeaf, celebrations start at sunset of October 31. (Wales)
    • Chavang Kut (Mizo people of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma)
    • Coronation of the fifth Druk Gyalpo (Bhutan)
    • Haryana Foundation Day (Haryana, India)
    • Independence Day (Antigua and Barbuda)
    • International Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day
    • Karnataka Foundation Day (Karnataka, India)
    • Kerala Foundation Day (Kerala, India)
    • Liberty Day (United States Virgin Islands)
    • National Awakening Day (Bulgaria)
    • Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrations start at sunset of October 31 (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)
    • Self-Defense Forces Commemoration Day (Japan)
    • World Vegan Day
  • November 2
    • All Souls' Day (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Communion)
    • Coronation of Haile Selassie (Rastafari)
    • Day of the Dead, second day (Mexico)
    • Dziady (Belarus)
    • Indian Arrival Day (Mauritius)
    • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (United Nations)
    • Statehood Day (North Dakota and South Dakota, United States)
  • November 3
    • Culture Day (Japan)
    • Independence Day (Dominica)
    • Independence Day (Micronesia)
    • Independence Day (Panama)
    • Independence Day of Cuenca (Ecuador)
    • Victory Day (Maldives)
  • November 4
    • Community Service Day (Dominica)
    • Flag Day (Panama)
    • National Tonga Day (Tonga)
    • National Unity and Armed Forces Day (Italy)
    • Unity Day (Russia)
    • Yitzhak Rabin Memorial (Israel, unofficial, but widely commemorated)
  • November 5
    • Bank Transfer Day (United States)
    • Colón Day (Panama)
    • Guy Fawkes Night fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5th in the United Kingdom.
      Guy Fawkes Night fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5th in the United Kingdom.
      Guy Fawkes Night (United Kingdom, New Zealand and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), and its related observances:
      • West Country Carnival (English West Country)
    • Kanakadasa Jayanthi (Karnataka, India)
    • National Love Your Red Hair Day (Ireland)
  • November 6
    • Arbor Day (Republic of Congo)
    • Constitution Day (Dominican Republic)
    • Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Finland)
    • Green March (Morocco)
    • Gustavus Adolphus Day (Sweden)
    • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
    • Malaria Day in the Americas
  • November 7
    • Commemoration Day (Tunisia)
    • Hungarian Opera Day (Hungary)
    • International Inuit Day
    • National Day (Northern Catalonia, France)
    • October Revolution Day (Belarus, Transnistria)
    • Tokhu Emong (Lotha Naga people of India)
  • November 8
    • Intersex Day of Remembrance
    • Statehood Day, Montana, United States
  • November 9
  • November 10
    • National Heroes Day (Indonesia)
    • Commemoration of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Turkey)
    • World Keratoconus Day
  • November 11
  • November 12
    • Birthday of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day (Taiwan)
    • Constitution Day (Azerbaijan)
    • Father's Day (Indonesia)
    • National Health Day (Indonesia)
    • National Youth Day (East Timor)
    • World Pneumonia Day
  • November 13
  • November 14
    • Children's Day (India)
    • World Diabetes Day
  • November 15
    • National Peace Day (Ivory Coast)
  • November 16
    • Statehood Day Oklahoma, United States
  • November 17
    • World Prematurity Day
  • November 18
    • Day of Army and Victory (Haiti)
    • Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia (Latvia)
    • Independence Day (Morocco)
    • Married To A Scorpio Support Day (Chase's Calendar of Events)
    • National Apple Cider Day (United States)
    • National Day (Oman)
    • National Vichyssoise Day (United States)
    • Remembrance Day of the Sacrifice of Vukovar in 1991 (Croatia)
  • November 19
    • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day (United States)
    • Day of Discovery of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
    • Day of Missile Forces and Artillery (Russia, Belarus)
    • Flag Day (Brazil)
    • Garifuna Settlement Day (Belize)
    • Have a Bad Day Day (Chase's Calendar of Events)
    • International Men's Day
    • Monaco National Day (Monaco)
    • Women's Entrepreneurship Day
    • World Toilet Day
  • November 20
    • 20-N (Spain)
    • Africa Industrialization Day (international)
    • Black Awareness Day (Brazil)
    • Children's Day
    • Day of National Sovereignty (Argentina)
    • Día de la Revolución (Mexico)
    • Revolution Day (Mexico)
    • Royal Thai Navy Day (Thailand)
    • Teachers' Day or Ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam (Vietnam)
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 21
  • November 22
  • November 23
    • Labor Thanksgiving Day (Japan)
    • Repudiation Day (Frederick County, Maryland, United States)
    • Rudolf Maister Day (Slovenia)
    • St George's Day (Georgia)
  • November 24
    • Evolution Day (International observance)
    • Lachit Divas (Assam, India)
    • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (India)
    • Teachers' Day (Turkey)
  • November 25
    • Blasé Day
    • Evacuation Day (New York) (United States)
    • National Parfait Day (United States)
    • Independence Day (Suriname)
    • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
    • National Day (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    • St Catherine's Day
    • Teachers' Day or Hari Guru (Indonesia)
    • Vajiravudh Day (Thailand)
  • November 26
    • Ace Visibility Day
    • Constitution Day (Abkhazia, Georgia)
    • Constitution Day (India)
    • National Cake Day (United States)
    • Republic Day (Mongolia)
  • November 27
    • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Roman Catholic)
    • Maaveerar Day (Tamil Eelam)
    • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day (United States)
    • Teacher's Day (Spain)
  • November 28
  • November 29
    • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (United Nations)
    • Liberation Day or Dita e Çlirimit (Albania)
    • Republic Day (Yugoslavia)
    • Unity Day (Vanuatu)
    • William Tubman's Birthday (Liberia)
  • November 30
    • Bonifacio Day (Philippines)
    • St Andrews Day (official national holiday in Scotland)


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  2. "Astrology Calendar", yourzodiacsign. Signs in UT/GMT for 1950–2030.
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  4. "Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month".
  5. NSFC Admin. "Stomach Cancer Awareness Month".
  6. "National Blog Posting Month".
  7. "National Homeless Youth Awareness Month (November 2015)".
  8. "November Is National Pomegranate Month!". Farmers' Almanac.