Results for - Sorry April (And T.S. Eliot), November Just Might Be The Cruelest Month
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1. With Halloween a not very distant memory, fall's colours blowing away, and the holiday season still over a month away, what does November have to offer? Apparently a lot, if you look at this list. What November happenings are you participating or celebrating this month?
Movember, of course! Going to grow my moustache or watch someone else grow theirs, all in the name of raising awareness for men's health issues
American Thanksgiving -- turkey, all the trimmings and a long weekend to boot!
Black Friday sales (November 29)
Many Santa Claus parades take place in November, such as Toronto's on Sunday, November 17
Remembrance Day (November 11) in Canada where we remember and thank the members of our armed forces who have served or died in the line of duty.
Veteran's Day -(November 11) in the U.S. to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.
Celebrating a birthday -- mine or someone else
Celebrating an anniversary
2. November may only be 30 days, but for some it just seems to drag on. The weather can't make up its mind (rain one day, snow the next) and you don't know if you should turn the heat on or not, and the excitement of the holidays hasn't quite started yet. How many of these November facts did you know?
November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar and has retained its name from the Latin novem, meaning "nine", but it was pushed back to number 11 in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
In Finland, they call November marraskuu, which translates as "the month of the dead."
Topaz, a semi-precious stone that symbolizes friendship, is found in many colors, but it is the orange-yellow version that is the traditional birthstone for November. Citrine, which is actually a quartz crystal that ranges from yellow to orange in color, is considered another November birthstone.
Parker Brothers introduced the world to the Monopoly game on November 5, 1935.
National Men Make Dinner Day is the first Thursday in November
National Sandwich Day is November 3
International Tolerance Day is November 16
Out of 100 studied serial killers, more were born in November (19) than in any other month (average of 9 per month) including Ted Bundy and Charles Manson
3. If you celebrate a birthday in November, as many of us surely do, you may share a birthday with these people. Do you share a birthday with any of the below?
November 27: Bruce Lee, martial artist and film star and singer and musician Jimi Hendrix
November 15: American artist Georgia O'Keeffe
November 30: Jonathan Swift, author of "Gulliver's Travels", British statesman Sir Winston Churchill and Mark Twain, American author and humorist
November 4: Famed TV journalist Walter Cronkite
November 8: Celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay
November 19: The first and, to date, only female Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi
November 26: Peanut's cartoonist Charles Schultz
November 12 : Actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly
November 14: Charles, Prince of Wales
November 20: Robert F. Kennedy
Born in November, but not any of these dates
Not born in November
4. Which of these November quotes are you familiar with?
"There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life's July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." - Emily Dickinson
"November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear." - Sir Walter Scott
"No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!" - Thomas Hood
"It was a very lonely November morning, the world had not yet gone dry again." - D.H. Lawrence
"I learned to know the love of bare November days" - Robert Frost
"When I look into your eyes I can see a love restrained But darlin' when I hold you don't you know I feel the same 'Cause nothin' lasts forever and we both know hearts can change And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain." - Guns N' Roses, November Rain
11/06/2019 Trivia 2301 42 By: Harriet56