November is a month of transition. We reset the clocks a few days ago. The days are getting shorter. The temperatures are dropping. Our first frost of the season will be here soon. It is beginning to feel a bit like Yule. My family is still having health issues, but I feel as though I am getting better at juggling everyone’s needs. I hope to begin blogging regularly again this month. Here is the November 2019 calendar printable even though it is a bit late. I hope that you find it useful.
November 1st – Día de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead is based upon the Aztec tradition of honoring those who have passed. It began in what is modern day Mexico, but it is celebrated throughout Latin America today. It coincides with the Catholic holidays All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.
While Halloween tends to be associated with darkness and fear of death, Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of those who have passed. According to legend, the deceased can return to visit the living on November 1st. Altars are set up to welcome back the deceased.
November 2nd – Sirona Knight’s Birthday
Sirona Knight is a well known and prolific Pagan author. In the 1990s and early 2000s, she published at least one book a year. She is a High Priestess of the Celtic Gywddonic Druid Tradition. My favorite of her works is A Witch Like Me: The Spiritual Journeys of Today’s Pagan Practitioners. It contains interviews with thirteen prominent Pagan authors. They each share their path to Paganism. I love to read about how others found this spirituality. I only wish that the book was longer.
Life is an adventure of love that unfolds like the petals of a rose, transforming into a beauty that is boundless.Sirona Knight
November 11th – US Veteran’s Day
World War I ended on November 11, 1918. Perhaps it is coincidental, but the eleventh day of the eleventh month is quite notable. A year later, the day of remembrance became known as Armistice Day. The day officially became a national holiday in 1938. At the urging of military officials, President Dwight Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday to Veteran’s Day in 1954. Veteran’s Day is different from Memorial Day because it celebrates both living and deceased members of the armed forces.
If you would like to help Wiccan and Pagan veterans, Circle Sanctuary operates several wonderful programs. Every year, our local Veteran’s nursing home hosts a celebration open to the public. The residents love to see visitors. In our busy and distracted society, there is a lot to be said for being physically and mentally present for someone.
November 12th – Full Moon
November’s full moon is the Mourning Moon. It is another reminder that death is a part of life. At Samhain, we honored those who have passed. Now, we need to let go of the things that no longer serve us. I am one of the worst about clinging to the past. I don’t mind change, but I usually need time to process it. Sometimes, we have to let go in order to move forward.
At heart we are all powerful, beautiful, and capable of changing the world with our bare hands.Dianne Sylvan
November 28th – US Thanksgiving
In elementary school, I loved Thanksgiving. We would create and wear costumes. Our parents would eat lunch with us. It was the best. However, that was thirty years ago. I grew up and discovered a passion for history. The actual colonization of North America is nothing like what I learned in elementary school. Honestly, we no longer make a big deal about Thanksgiving. I usually cook a family meal, but I cook a family meal at least once a week anyway.
I definitely do not want to be negative, but we don’t participate in Black Friday either. It is just too commercial, and we don’t need a lot of stuff. There is only so much space in the house. Our tradition is to give homemade gifts for Yule. I have already begun making presents for this year.
November 30th – Festival of Hecate Trivia
The last day of November is a celebration of the goddess Hecate. In ancient Greece, Hecate was the Goddess of the crossroads. Today, Hecate is associated with the moon, magic and doorways. On the day of the festival, followers left offerings at crossroads for her.
The Greeks defined a crossroad as a place where three roads meet. Via translates to road in Latin. Thus, the term trivia. Three + Roads.
Download the November 2019 Calendar Printable
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