2 November 2008

Events in November

All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day), a Christian holy day, is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween.
In Ireland, November 1 is regarded as the first day of Winter.
Britain and New Zealand celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot, on November 5.
St. Martin's feast day (Martinmas) on November 11 was formerly considered the start of winter in some places in Europe(my favourite Saint) :)
In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14, the birthdate of first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493.
The United States and Puerto Rico observe Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.
For Western Christians, Advent usually begins on a Sunday during the last week of November.
Scotland celebrates St Andrews Day, its official national day, on 30 November.
And it is my brother's birthday! : )

1 comment:

Madalena said...

I believe that Winter really starts in November. It's so cold!grrrrrrrrrrr Kiss!