November means ‘the ninth month’ so why is actually the 11th month in the year?
The calendar used in the Western world today is the Gregorian calendar. It came into being in 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII accepted the system proposed by Aloysius Lilius. The original Roman year (from which both the Julian and Gregorian calendars are based) had only ten months and it was Numa Pompilius, a King of Rome around 700 BC, who added January (Januarius) and February (Februarius).
Events in November
- Hallowmas (All Saint’s Day)
- Lá Samhna
Born in November?
Birthstone: Yellow topaz
Tropical Zodiac: Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Sidereal Zodiac: Libra (October 18 to November 16) and Scorpio (November 17 to December 15)
In Pure Spirit
What does the month of November mean to you?