Posted by:Alleyoops, 11:02 AM GMT on November 02, 2012
Facts about NOVEMBER
According to the Georgian calendar, November is the eleventh month of the year. In the early Roman calendar, it was the ninth month. The Roman Senate elected to name the eleventh month for Tiberus Caesar, and since Augustus time, it has had only 30 days. Originally, there were 30 days, then 29, then 31.
November comes between the fall and winter months. The leaves are almost completely gone from the trees, and the rest have lost most of their color. The Anglo-Saxons referred to November as the 'wind month' and the 'blood month' - probably because this is the month they killed their animals for food.
Lots of activities come to a halt in November. The crops have been harvested and either put in storage, or sent to processing plants or mills. Farmers already know if their year has been successful or not. Football is the main sport of the month. The weather is usually beautiful for this kind of sport.
The topaz is the birthstone for November.
The chrysanthemum is the flower for the month of November.
November woods are bare and still; November days are clear and bright; Each noon burns up the morning's chill, The morning's snow is gone by night..
Source: Helen Hunt Jackson - Taken from World Book Millennium 2000