26 Oct Fun Facts About November
Fun Facts About November
Giving thanks in November: In the US, November is perhaps best known for Thanksgiving. Since 1621, the fourth Thursday in November has served as a holiday to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the blessings in our lives and also eat the incredible food reaped from the fall harvest. That’s 400 years of turkeys
Rock the vote: If you’re American you know the presidential election is always in November. But do you know why? It comes down to the farmers. Not wanting to disturb the planting, growing or harvest seasons, the month of November was chosen as the most logical month for everybody to be able to vote.
The power to turn invisible: The official birthstone of November is the topaz. This orange-yellow gemstone is said to represent friendship. The Greeks also believed that Topaz had the power to turn you invisible. The official flower for the month of November is the chrysanthemum. Meaning ‘golden flower’ the chrysanthemum represents honesty, joy and optimism.
Trees go bare and a time to celebrate the dead: On November 1st, the people of Mexico celebrate Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead. It’s believed that the souls of deceased loved ones return on this day. But don’t be scared, this day is for celebration with food, drinks and music!
Here is one of the more intriguing fun facts about November: it is the only month that Shakespeare never mentioned in all of his plays and sonnets.
We’re not sure why Shakespeare shunned November. Was it just a coincidence or was November really that uninspiring?
Food Days: It seems that the best thing to do in November is eat! Did you know November is home to many delicious special days? November 3rd is Sandwich Day. November 6th is Nacho Day. The 14th is Pickle Day. And the 28th is French Toast Day. And the most random of all, November 29th is Lemon Cream Pie Day.
Sweet dreams in November: Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:00am – is when the clocks turn back and we all get an extra hour of sleep.
Write until your fingers bleed: Join thousands of people around the world in November for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Writers are challenged to create 50,000 word novels in 30 days.
November tragedies: There was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963. Also, the Jonestown Massacre on November 11th, 1978; the largest group suicide where over 900 died in a cult ritual.
Gourds: November is the latest we can harvest the gourds in our garden before the first frost starts to set in. Some of the most popular gourds planted in the US include pumpkins, acorn squash, spaghetti squash and zucchini. Delicious and healthy!
We will remember: November 11th is a very important day where we remember the veterans we have lost in past wars and thank the military of today for protecting our country. In the US November 11th is known as Veterans Day. In the UK, Armistice Day. and in Canada, Remembrance Day. So wear your poppy proud in November!
Random November: Let’s finish off with a few cool November facts. Two of the most popular toys were first released in November, the board game Monopoly (1935) and the Easy-Bake Oven (1963).
Also the first x-ray was invented in Germany in November 1895 and King Tut’s Tomb was discovered on November 4th, 1922.