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Here are some November celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.
All Saints’ Day (November 1st, Traditional Christian Communities worldwide)
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) (November 1st & 2nd, Mexico)
Ashura (November 3rd, Muslim Communities worldwide)
Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th, UK & Commonwealth)
Remembrance Day (November 11th, Europe, UK & Commonwealth countries)
Veteran’s Day (November 11th, U.S.A.)
Bal Divas (Children’s Day) (November 14th, India)
Independence Day (November 22nd, Lebanon)
Thanksgiving Day (November 27th, U.S.A.)
St. Andrew’s Day (November 30th, Scotland)

They might also like to know more about some historic folk born in November.

Edward V, ill-fated King of England (the older of the Princes in the Tower): November 2nd, 1471
Daniel Boone, Kentucky frontiersman: November 2nd, 1734
Marie Antoinette, ill-fated queen of France: November 2nd, 1755 (This was possibly not a good date to be born on if you were royalty.)
Leonard Franklin Slye (Roy Rogers, the ‘King of the Cowboys’): November 5th, 1911
Marie Curie, chemist and physicist: November 7th, 1867
Robert Louis Stevenson, writer & poet: November 13th, 1850
William Pitt the Elder, English politician known as the ‘Great Commoner’: November 15th, 1708
Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (George Eliot), writer: November 22nd, 1819
Charles de Gaulle, President of France: November 22nd, 1890
Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis, writer & theologian: November 29th, 1898
Jonathan Swift, writer: November 30th, 1667
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), writer: November 30th, 1835


One comment

  1. The US Veteran’s Day is same as Remembrance Day on November 11th.

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