The Month of November

One of the four months in the year that has 30 days, November signifies the transition period between the seasons fall and winter. From the Thanksgiving holiday, to special one-time and month-long events, this month is one that is filled with festivity and energy.

Month of November
"Turkey" by Rene Schwietzke is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Holidays

The first Thanksgiving celebrations have been traced back to the colonial ages in 1621. However, the first American recognized Thanksgiving holiday was not until President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it an annual national holiday in 1863, following which it became an autumn harvest festival where we gather with our family and feast on turkeys and mashed potatoes.

Popular Events

Shopping

The Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving are known by consumers as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These terms are invented by marketers to promote a one-day only sales event for their products. The discounts are generally very attractive and spans across different categories.

Month of November
"NBA All-Star Game 2010" by Rondo Estrello is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Sports

If you are looking for more athletic and active events to attend with your kid, be sure to check out the NBA matches playing for the entire month of November. Whether you are a LA Lakers fan or a hardcore follower of the Brooklyn Nets, the vibe in the stadium can definitely get your kid in the spirit of celebrations. Also, try getting out of the house and meet up with some of your mom friends and train together to compete in a marathon. This highly popular workout is great for staying fit but also provides a comfortable and casual setting to socialize and exchange stories of motherhood.

Month of November - Symbols
"Yellow Chrysanthemum" by Doug Brown is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Symbols

The orange topaz, which is also known as precious topaz, is the birth stone of November, which signifies friendship. Also, the birth flower of November is Chrysanthemum, which is a word derived from the Greeks, meaning gold flower. In America, the flower usually represents the idea of positivity and cheerfulness.

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