THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2021: HOLIDAYS, FUN FACTS, FOLKLORE
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOVEMBER! By The Editors
What’s happening in November? Here at the Almanac, we think of November as the month of food, when the best of cooks can shine and the best of eaters will surely get their fill ahead of winter. Here’s what November brings—from weather forecasts to folklore!
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
November, the 11th month of the year, has 30 days and marks the beginning of the winter holiday season for most folks, even if the winter solstice doesn’t occur until late December.
We’ve made this month, named for the ninth (novem) month in the early Roman calendar, into a social time of community suppers, feasts of thanksgiving, and general elections.
November 1 is All Saints’ Day.
November 2 is Election Day (U.S.). Don’t forget to vote in state and federal elections! Every vote counts. Make an Election Day Cake to celebrate.
November 3 is Sadie Hawkins Day.
November 4 is Diwali, an annual festival of lights celebrating the triumph of good over evil.
November 4 is also Will Rogers Day.
November 7 at 2 A.M. is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night at bedtime! See more about DST.
November 11 is Veterans Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (Canada).
If you’re fortunate, you may experience an “Indian Summer” in November; but according to the traditional definition, it can only occur between November 11 and 20! What is an Indian Summer?
November 19 is Discovery of Puerto Rico Day.
November 25 is Thanksgiving Day (U.S.). Understand the history and origins of Thanksgiving.
November 28 marks the start of Hanukkah, at sundown.
November 28 is also the First Sunday of Advent.
NOVEMBER MOON & ASTRONOMY
The Full Beaver Moon
November’s full Moon is traditionally called the Beaver Moon. Why this name? In the Colonial Era, this was the month to set one’s beaver traps before the swamps froze and beavers retired to their lodges, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.
In 2021, November’s full Moon occurs on Friday, November 19, at 3:59 A.M. EST.
Catch a Partial Lunar Eclipse
On the night of November 19, a partial lunar eclipse will be visible from parts of North America. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 1:00 AM EST on November 19 (10:00 PM PST, November 18) and umbra at 2:18 AM EST on November 19 (11:18 PM EST, November 18). It will leave the umbra at 5:47 AM EST (2:47 AM PST) and penumbra at 7:06 AM EST (4:06 AM PST) on November 19.
According to weather folklore, a heavy November snow will last until April.
November Weather Folklore
If there’s ice in November that will bear a duck, There’ll be nothing after but sludge and muck.
November take flail; let ships no more sail.
If trees show buds in November, the winter will last until May.
There is no better month in the year to cut wood than November.
Ice in November brings mud in December.
A heavy November snow will last until April.
Use small stakes or markers where you’ve planted bulbs or late-starting plants in the perennial garden to avoid disturbing them when you begin spring soil preparation.
Check trees around your house for weak branches that should be removed by you now, rather than by snow and ice later.
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/content/november-holidays-fun-facts-folklore
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