Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome November 2012!

Season: Autumn  (Northern hemisphere)

Zodiac Signs: Scorpio & Sagittarius

Birthstones: Citrine & Yellow Topaz

Flowers of the Month: Chrysanthemum

November holidays, celebrations, events, etc.:

11/1  All Saints Day / All Hallows Day / Hallowmass / the Solemnity of All Saints [Western Christianity: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, Wesleyan etc.; Mexico, Portugal, Spain, the Philippines, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, France, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Peru, & USA (New Orleans, etc.), Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, England, etc.]
11/1  Samhain (Northern hemisphere; Gaels, Irish, Scottish, Manx people, Celtic neopagan, Wiccan; Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany)
11/1-11/2  El Dia de los Muertos  [Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Guatemala, Ecuador, Haiti, Bolivia, USA (Texas, Arizona, California, etc.), Philippines, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand] [Nov.1 - Dia de los Inocentes/Dia de los Angelitos; Nov.2 - Dia de los Muertos/Dia de los Difuntos]
11/1  First Day of Winter in Ireland
11/1  National Day in Algeria (1954)
11/1  National Day / Independence Day in Antigua + Barbuda (1981)
11/2  All Souls Day / Feast of All Souls [Western Christianity: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Old Catholic, Protestant; France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, etc.]
11/3  All Saints Day in Sweden
11/3  Feast of Saint Martin de Porres (Roman Catholic, Anglican)
11/3  Feast of Saint Hubert/Hubertus (Roman Catholic, Belgium)
11/3  National Day / Independence Day in Dominica (1493/1978)
11/3  National Day / Independence Day in the Federated States of Micronesia (1979)
11/3  Independence Day in Panama (1903)
11/4  All Saints Day in some Lutheran & Anglican churches
11/4  Daylight Savings Time ends (USA, Canada)
11/4  Mischief Night / Mischievous Night / Miggy Night / Corn Night / Trick Night (UK)
11/5  Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night (Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, some other Commonwealth countries)
11/6  Election Day (USA)
11/6  Melbourne Cup horse race in Australia
11/9  World Freedom Day
11/9  Independence Day in Cambodia (1953)
11/10  National Heroes Day  (Indonesia)
11/10  USMC Day {United States Marine Corps Birthday} (USA)
11/10  Feast of Pope Saint Leo I "the Great" (Roman Catholic post-1969)
11/10  World Immunization Day
11/11  Veterans Day (USA)
11/11  Remembrance Day / Poppy Day (Great Britain, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Barbados, Bermuda, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Northern Ireland & other Commonwealth nations)
11/11  Armistice Day (France, Belgium, Hong Kong, Israel, etc.)
11/11  Feast of Saint Martin of Tours / Martinmass  (Roman Catholic, Anglican; Great Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Malta, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Poland, Colombia)
11/11  Independence Day in Poland (1918)
11/11  Independence Day in Angola (1975)
11/11  National Day in St. Maarten
11/13  Diwali / Devali / Deepavali "festival of lights" (Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sikh; India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad + Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada, UK, USA)
11/13  Feast of Saint Francesca Xavier Cabrini {Mother Cabrini}  (Roman Catholic)
11/13  World Kindness Day
11/14  Children's Day in India
11/14  World Diabetes Day
11/14 & 11/15  The Hijri New Year {Islamic New Year}
11/15  King's Feast in Belgium {Koningsfeest / Fete du Roi / Festtag des Konigs} 
11/15  Great American Smokeout (USA)
11/15  National Day in Palestine
11/15  National Day in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (1983)
11/16  Feast of Queen Saint Margaret of Scotland (Roman Catholic post-1969, Anglican; Scotland, Hungary, etc.)
11/16  Feast of Saint Gertrude "the Great" (Roman Catholic)
11/16  International Day for Tolerance
11/17  Feast of Princess Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (Roman Catholic post-1969, Anglican, Lutheran)
11/17  International Day of Philosophy
11/17  International Students Day
11/18  Feast of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne  (Roman Catholic)
11/18  National Day / Independence Day in Latvia (1918)
11/18  National Day in Oman
11/18  Independence Day in Morocco (1956)
11/19  National Day in Monaco
11/19  International Men's Day
11/19  Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (Roman Catholic 1670-1969, Anglican, Lutheran)
11/20  Revolution Day {Dia de la Revolucion} in Mexico
11/20  Transgender Day of Remembrance (USA)
11/20  Day of National Sovereignty (Argentina)
11/21  Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (Roman Catholic)
11/21  National Adoption Day
11/22  Thanksgiving Day  (USA & Puerto Rico)
11/22  Independence Day in Lebanon (1943)
11/23  Black Friday  (USA)
11/24  The Day of Ashura (Shi'a Islam; Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Trinidad + Tobago, Jamaica)
11/24  The Day of Ashura (Sunni Islam; Egypt, Turkey, etc.)
11/24  Lachit Divas / Lachit Day (Assam, India)
11/25  Feast of Christ the King (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, other Protestants)
11/25  Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria  (Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran)
11/25  World Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
11/25  Independence Day in Suriname (1975)
11/25  National Day in Bosnia + Herzegovina  (1943)
11/26  Cyber Monday (USA)
11/28  Independence Day in Albania (1912)
11/28  Independence Day in Mauritania (1960)
11/30  Feast of Saint Andrew [Christianity: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Romanian Orthodox; Scotland, Ukraine, Russia, Sicily (Italy), Greece, Cyprus, Romania, the Philippines, Malta, Georgia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Barbados, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia] / National Day {Bank Holiday} in Scotland
11/30  Computer Security Day
11/30  Independence Day in Barbados (1966)
11/30  Independence Day in Yemen (1967)

in the US, November is - ... known for a month filled with preparations for Thanksgiving... cooking, baking pies & other goodies...  hunting season... finishing those Fall chores like raking leaves... still enjoying warm comfort foods, apples, pumpkins, squash, cider.... crisp days, the beginnings of bare trees....  football games.... I hope you all have a wonderful month of November!

November is... dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory (Roman Catholic); Native American Heritage Month (USA); Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month; COPD Awareness Month; National Novel Writing Month; Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month; American Diabetes Month (USA); Lung Cancer Awareness Month; National Homeless Youth Awareness Month; Crohn's + Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month; National Pomegranate Month (USA); International Drum Month; National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (USA); Epilepsy Awareness Month


November 6 - 195th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Charlotte of Wales, Princess Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess in Saxony (daughter of the future King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland)   {1817}

November 11 - 18th Birthday of Prince Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck of Bhutan (son of King-Father Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan & half-brother of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan)   {1994}

November 13 - 30th Birthday of Sheikh Hamdan "Fazza" bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai [son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai (UAE) & step-son of Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai]   {1982}

November 15 - 35th Birthday of Peter Phillips [son of The Princess Anne, Princess Royal (daughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]   {1977}

November 16 - 35th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Duchess of Valentinois (grandmother of Prince Albert II of Monaco)   {1977}

November 19 - 45th Birthday of Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (sister of King Mohammed VI of Morocco)   {1967}

November 19 - 35th Birthday of Lady Davina Lewis [daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]   {1977}

November 20 - 275th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Queen consort of Great Britain + Ireland   {1737}

November 20 - 65th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland & Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh   {1947}

November 21 - 20th Birthday of Maria Teresa Sartorius y de Liechtenstein [daughter of Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, Dowager Marchioness of Marino (sister of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]   {1992}

November 24 - 65th Birthday of Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein [wife of Prince Philipp Erasmus of Liechtenstein (brother of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]   {1947}

November 26 - 20th Birthday of Louis Ducruet [son of Princess Stephanie of Monaco (sister of Prince Albert II of Monaco)]   {1992}

November 28 - 60th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Jelena of Montenegro, Queen consort (as Elena) of Italy, Queen consort of Ethiopia, Queen consort of Albania (grandmother of Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, Prince of Naples & Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)   {1952}

November 28 - 50th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (grandmother of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)   {1962}

November 28 - 40th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha, Duchess in Saxony, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Vasterbotten (mother of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden)   {1972}

November 28 - 30th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Helen/Elena of Greece + Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania (mother of King Michael I of Romania; great-aunt of Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia; aunt of Queen Sofia of Spain, King Constantine II of Greece & Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Savoy + Aosta)   {1982}

On the Royal Agenda for November 2012{here are a selection of events that royal family members are confirmed or rumored to attend, along with a sprinkling of events that they may just turn up at!}

November 2012? Jordan: Pr.Hamzah & Pss Basmah's 1st child together [his 2nd] is due **

TBA Nov. Russia: the Republic of Ingushetia (a federal subject of the Russian Federation) will host GDss Maria Vladimirovna for 5 days to learn about culture, economy + history of the region, visit academic institutions & meet with leaders of both the Muslim + Orthodox faiths

TBD 2012/2013 Luxembourg: State Visit of Luxembourg to France

TBA Nov. Luxembourg: HGD Guillaume & HGDss Stephanie visit China

Oct.30-Nov.1 Denmark: Q.Margrethe II attends the opening of the Arctic Command in Nuuk, Greenland

Oct.31-Nov.2 UK: The President of the Republic of Indonesia (Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono & Mrs. Yudhoyono) pays a State Visit to the UK (Q.Elizabeth II & Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh) & will stay @ Buckingham Palace

Nov.2-4 UAE: Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix (motor race), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Nov.3 Monaco: Pss Charlene visits South Africa [to attend the annual Emperor's Palace Charity Mile race day (horse race) @ Turffontein Racecourse]

Nov.3-16 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales & Camilla Dss of Cornwall visit Papua New Guinea, Australia & New Zealand

Nov.3-5 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales & Camilla Dss of Cornwall visit Papua New Guinea

Nov.5-10 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales & Camilla Dss of Cornwall visit Australia on behalf of HM The Queen in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee Year (visiting Longreach, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney & Canberra)

Nov.6 Australia: Emirates Melbourne Cup (horse race), Flemington, Melbourne, Australia

Nov.7 UK: Pr.Edward Dk of Kent visits the Falkland Islands + attends the Remembrance Day Service

Nov.7 Sweden: Pss Madeleine attends a memorial event for Raoul Wallenberg, @ The Yale Club of New York, New York, USA

Nov.9-14 Denmark: CPss Mary, as Patron of the UN Population Fund, visits Mozambique

Nov.10 UK: The November Handicap (horse race), Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster

Nov.10 UK: The Lord Mayor's Show, City of London, England

Nov.10 UK: Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Ctss of Wessex, Pss Anne Pss Royal, Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester, Birgitte Dss of Gloucester & Pss Alexandra of Kent attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance @ the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London

Nov.10-16 UK: Pr.Charles Pr of Wales & Camilla Dss of Cornwall visit New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Manawatu)

Nov.11 UK: Q.Elizabeth II, Pr.Philip Dk of Edinburgh, Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex, Sophie Ctss of Wessex, Pss Anne Pss Royal & Pss Alexandra of Kent attend the Remembrance Day Service {the Service of Remembrance + Wreath Laying Ceremony} @ the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London

Nov.14 Denmark: Q.Margrethe II receives the President of Turkey, Cemil Cicek, in Christian IX's Palace, Amalienborg, Copenhagen

Nov.15 Belgium: King's Feast

Nov.15 Denmark: Pss Marie visits the University education fair "Master and More", FC St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

Nov.16-29 Belgium: Pr.Philippe Dk of Brabant makes an Economic Mission to Australia & New Zealand

Nov.16-18 UK: "The Open, Cheltenham", (horse race) Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, England

Nov.16-19 UK: Pss Alexandra of Kent visits the USA (Washington DC & New York)

Nov.19 Monaco: National Day, with participation from the Princely Family during day events & an evening gala

Nov.19-23 NetherlandsPr.Willem-Alexander Pr of Orange & Pss Maxima make Official Visit to Brazil

Nov.19-21 UK: Pr.Edward Earl of Wessex & Sophie Ctss of Wessex visit Malta

Nov.20-22 Netherlands: Q.Beatrix hosts a State Visit from Slovakia {President of the Slovak Republic, HE Ivan Gasparovic} to the Netherlands

Nov.25 UK: Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester, as Grand Prior of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, visits Cape Town, South Africa

Nov.27-29 Kuwait/UKShkh/Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait makes a State Visit to the UK (upon the invitation of Q.Elizabeth II), he will stay @ Windsor Castle

Nov.28-30 UK: The Winter Festival (horse race), Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, England

Nov.30 UK: Pr.Richard Dk of Gloucester & Birgitte Dss of Gloucester carry out engagements in Rome, Italy

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