November 2017 Holidays

Meaning of November

November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian and Julian Calendars. This month is the fourth month and last month to have the length of 30 days.Novembris had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long. We remember every November with a movie. Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves, a romantic-drama film. The film is based on a story taken by Herman Raucher in 1968. This is Sweet November.Two important events this month attract attention. The first one is Veterans Day, which is 11th in the month, and the other is Thanksgiving, which is 23th in the month. And then the next shopping madness, Black Friday. Now let’s take a look at these.

November in Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - shíyī yuè
  • Danish - november
  • French - novembre
  • Italian - novembre
  • Latin - November
  • Spanish - noviembre

A Brief Meaning of Veterans Day (November 11)

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. source

A Brief Meaning of Thanksgiving Day (November 22)

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well. source

Shopping time: Black Friday (November 23)

Black Friday 2017 (/ˈblæk ˈfraɪdeɪ/) is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1952, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day. Many non-retail employees and schools have both Thanksgiving and the following Friday off, which, along with the following regular weekend, makes it a four-day weekend, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time. Similar stories resurface year upon year at this time, portraying hysteria and shortage of stock, creating a state of positive feedback. source