November is the month for remembering. On November 11, we pay tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who fought to defend our values and freedoms, and to those who continue to serve our country today. Lest we forget.
Dates to Remember
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November is Banana Pudding Lovers Month! and MOvember
November 4th is Diwali Day an annual festival of lights celebrating the triumph of good over evil for people from India. They celebrate with good food, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps.
November 7th is Check Your Clocks Day! 2 A.M. is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night at bedtime!
November is one of the four months in the year with only 30 days in it. Name the other three. The flower for the month of November is the chrysanthemum which symbolizes honesty, joy, and optimism. November’s traditional birthstone is the topaz, usually a yellow to amber color. The ancient Greeks believed that topaz could make a wearer invisible. A symbol of honor and strength, topaz was also believed to bring longevity and wisdom. Scorpio and Sagittarius are the astrological signs for November. Birthdays from November 1st through the 21st fall under the Scorpio sign. November 22nd through November 30th birthdays fall under the sign of Sagittarius. Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men's health.
Riddle Me This
Eyes on the Skies
November’s full Moon is traditionally called the Beaver Moon. The Beaver Moon reaches peak illumination in the early morning hours of Friday, November 19, at 3:59 A.M. EST. Of course, it will be very close to full the night before, so plan to look for it, starting on Thursday, November 18, just after sunset! Why the “Beaver” Moon? This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges, having laid up sufficient stores of food for the long winter ahead. During the time of the fur trade in North America, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts.
November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket, And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And the earth sinks to rest Until next spring.