Nestle Into November

November often blows in like a hurricane. Other times it lingers like the warmth of the sun. For many, the month fills us with gratitude. It represents family holidays, too. As warm and cozy as November seems to many, others consider the 11th month of the year to be somewhat bleary. But if you look closely, holidays like National CinnamonDay, National Doughnut Day, National Spicy Hermit Cookie, National Gingerbread Cookie Day, National Red Mitten Day and National Homemade Bread Day make November quite cozy.

November Months

Adopt A Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)
Military Family Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National Career Development Month
National COPD Month
National Diabetes Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Gratitude Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Impotency Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Life Writing Month Long-term Care Awareness Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month
National Native American Heritage Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Pepper Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pomegranate Month
National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
National Raisin Bread Month
National Roasting Month
National Scholarship Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
Spinach and Squash Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Sweet Potato Awareness Month (See also February)
NoSHAVEmber (US – Beard Month or Movember (Australia – Moustache Month )
Vegan Month
Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month


The word November is derived from the Latin novem meaning nine. On the Roman calendar, November was the 9th month of the year. Like October, Numa Pompilius moved November when January and February were added to more accurately reflect the length of a year on Earth. Along with September, this month makes the first rhyme in the poem we learn to help us remember the number of days in each month. “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.”

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Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise. ~Gladys TaberAdvertisementnull

Even though many consider November to be the last month of Autumn, it’s not. On the astronomical calendar, Autumn doesn’t end until the middle of December. So, for those fall-loving people, cling to every moment of cinnamon candles and crimson-colored walks by reminding your winter-loving friends of this. Other holidays that shout “November” include, Black Friday, Cyber Monday,

Holidays and Traditions

Many of our fall holidays do take place in September, October, and November, though. National Cake Day, Daylight Savings Time wraps up, and of course, Thanksgiving fills us up. Some celebrate the entire month by keeping a gratitude journal.

Football season is well underway. Basketball and hockey are heating up, too. Teams meet up for cross-country, lacrosse and more while the weather holds.

And when it comes to a famous Scorpio or Sagittarius, November has lots of company. If you’re born in November, you join the likes of Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Schulz, Loretta Swit, Laura Bush, Will Rogers, Danny DeVito and Billy the Kid. And you’re birthstones are beautiful, too. Look for Topaz and Citrine.


Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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