November 1, 2006 1:24pm CST
November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. November begins in western tropical astrology with the sun in the sign of Scorpio (astrology) and ends in the sign of Sagittarius (astrology). Astronomically speaking, the sun actually begins in the constellation of Libra, passes through Scorpius from approximately the 24th through the 29th and ends in the constellation of Ophiuchus, which is the only zodiacal constellation that is not associated with an astrological sign. In Latin, novem means "nine". November was also the ninth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February. In old Japanese calendar, the month is called Shimo tsuki (??). _______________________________________________________________________  Events in November November, from the Très riches heures du duc de BerryIn the pagan wheel of the year, November begins at or near Samhain in the northern hemisphere and Bealtaine in the southern hemisphere. In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14, birthdate of first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. All Saints' Day, a Christian holiday. Observance is on November 1, the day after Halloween. In Sweden the All Saints' official holiday takes place on the first Saturday of November. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated in Mexico on November 2. In Ireland November 1 is regarded as the first day of Winter. November 1 is called November Day (Lá Samhna) in Celtic tradition and is thus named in the Irish Calendar, where the month is called Mí na Samhna. Veterans' Day is celebrated in the United States on November 11. Remembrance Day is also celebrated on November 11 in the Commonwealth of Nations and various European countries (including France and Belgium) to commemorate World War I and other wars. Día de la Revolución, or Revolution Day, is celebrated in Mexico on November 20. Britain and New Zealand celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot, on November 5.