Calendar

November

Background

  • November was the 9th month of the old calendar.
    “Nov” means nine.
  • November is the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar.

Special Days

November 1

  • November 1st is “All Saints Day“.
    It is preceded by Halloween (which falls on October 31st).
  • DST (Daylight Savings Time) requires resetting the clock according to “Spring forward. Fall back.”
    Currently, DST is set back in Fall (Autumn) on the Sunday following Halloween.

November 8

  • It is the Anniversary of my beloved parents.

November 11

  • Three generations chose November 11 for their Wedding
  • Dr. and Mrs. Chan Taik
  • Daughter Ma Margaret Chan Taik and Dr. Myo Tint
  • Granddaughter Ma Kay and Soe Min Oo (both EC 93)

November 22

  • John F Kennedy (President of the United States) was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963
  • Conspiracy Theory about his assassination survives
  • A few days earlier, President Kennedy gave his speech in Hoston, Texas :
    “Before this decade is out, we will send men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth”

Tazaungdaing

  • Tazaundaing often fall around November.
  • Kathein robe offering often take place in early November.
    It must be held during one month following the Full Moon Day of Thadinkyut (which usually falls in October).

Veterans Day

  • November 11 is celebrated as Veterans Day in the USA.
  • It is celebrated as Armistice Day in the UK and France.
  • A hundred years ago, Truce was called between the Allied Forces and Germany.
  • The Truce occurred at 11 AM, marking the event with three 11s.
  • WWI (First World War) officially ended a year later with the controversial Versailles Treaty.

US Elections

  • The second Tuesday of November is scheduled for US Elections at the various levels.
  • The Presidential Elections occur every four years.
  • The mid-term elections occur every two years. 
    The House of Representatives serve two year terms.
    One third of Senators are elected every two years.
  • Local races foe Elections and Resolutions are held every year.
  • Senators serve six year terms.
    To ensure continuity in the Senate, the election of the Senators is staggered into three groups.

Commercialization of Thanksgiving

  • Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November.
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday following Thanksgiving have massive sales.
    Some companies start their “Black Friday” early in November.
  • Several English words (e.g. November, Black Friday) have lost their original meaning.

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