November…Did You Know

By  | October 31, 2018 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

Tomorrow is November 1…November is not just the month before December and the celebration of Christmas.

November is a month of colorful leaves, a time for Thanksgiving.  The month we in the United States have set aside for our presidential election …every four years…another reason for Thanksgiving if I say so myself.

But did you know….

In Old English November was ‘Windmonath’ (wind month) or ‘Blotmonath’ (blood or sacrifice month).

The Dutch called it ‘slachtmaand’ (slaughter month); in Welsh it is ‘Tachwedd’, also meaning ‘slaughter’ referring to the killing of animals.

The name ‘November’ comes from the Latin for nine (novem), as it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar.

November is the only month used to represent a letter in the phonetic alphabet.

There is no mention of the month of November in any of Shakespeare’s plays or sonnets.

November 2 is the only date on which two US presidents were born: Warren Harding (born 1865) and James Polk (1795).

“If there’s ice in November to bear a duck, There’ll be nothing after but sludge and muck,” (Old weather saying).

November has been designated National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month.

The birthstone for November is the topaz. The flower is the chrysanthemum.

November is National Pomegranate Month in the USA.

And now you know.   Happy November ya’ll.

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