Ah, that crisp cool autumn air.
What do you think of when you envision all that is November?
Apples which lead to cider? Warm cozy jackets and fluffy jumpers?
November can get kinda lost though between Octobers Fright Fests and Decembers onslaught of holiday propaganda invading the scenes so shortly after.
So my goal is to now give November back some of it's well deserved flair by taking a look at some of its histories and how you can instate new traditions throughout your month to make it a time that will be looked forward to all year round.
The first week of November holds histories such as the time Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings were first exhibited, Marie Antoinette's birthday, The Gunpowder Plot failed and Guy Fawkes was arrested. All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day), is celebrated thus explaining the title for the day before as "All Hallows Eve". Jacob Schick patented the first electric shaver in 1923 which is kind of interesting for all of you "NO-vem-Beard"ers. El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated and the whole month of November is especially dedicated to praying for the dead
Simply because it is relevant to me and my current situation I will also throw in that in Ireland, November 1st is regarded as the first day of Winter. Yay...
Week two of the 11th month of the year is just as jam packed as the first! History tells us that during this was the time of
birth of Edmond Halley,you know that guy who as the comet named after him; as well as the birth of Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson whose classic tales include Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.The French museum, the "Louvre" was opened to the public for the first time, the minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 and "Moby Dick" was published
The third week of Peanut Butter Lovers Month has such a lineage as the time period where synthetic diamonds were first manufactured, the 180-ton wine ship Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod, America. Not to mention that loads of silver screen people were born. People like
Danny DeVito, Jodi Foster, and my celebrity twin Rachel McAdams.
The end of this glorious month is what most people look forward to- Football and Turkey with all the fixin's. But this time also marks the remembrance of the world mourning at the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed.The first issue of "Life" magazine was published and King Tut's tomb was first peered into. The first skywriting display occurred, the color photograph process was patented and a twenty-two-year ban on travel to China was lifted.
There's a lot more to be thankful in the month of November than full bellies. I hope this is helpful in understanding only the historical side of that.
I have included daily ideas for inspiration of different ways you can make this great month even more memorable.
Bundle up and relax! It's All Saints Day and the Irish first day of winter. Stay calm and cozy!
I would suggest watching the movie "Marie Antoinette" but same yourself the boredom and bake a cake instead.
November 3rdThe movie "Argo" recreates the storming of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. Get the popcorn ready!
In honor of the first steps toward King Tut's tomb discovery, brush up your hieroglyphics.
"V for Vendetta" is a must see today.
Watch you favorite Emma Stone movie and have a drink for her birthday!Gentlemen, you get to shave for the invention of the first electric shaver!
Halley's comet is known worldwide, go outside tonight and do some star gazing!
In honor of the first opening day of the Louvre, make your own masterpiece.
November 9thQueen Catharine Howard was confined in London Tower today. Brush up on some ghost stories that revolved around the Tower.
The death of the young Brittany Murphy was tragic. Celebrate her life on her birthday with your favorte flick.
It's Demi Moore's birthday- check out her charity to help kids!
Its two celeb birthdays and wouldn't you know it but they are both being considered for a new movie!Get your 50 shades going in anyway you see fit!
The birth of the mind that brought you Treasure Island inisists that you find your own treasure today.
Eat some seafood instead of chasing down Moby Dick today!
November 15thIt's the Walt Disney Art School's anniversary! Watch your favorite or make some art of your own!
November 16thListen to John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" for it's release anniversary!
Watch your favorite Rachel McAdams movie for the star's birthday!
November 18th"3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances, have the chocolate version in memory.
"Silence of the Lambs" is what truly made this birthday girl's career. Time for a watch!
November 20thProfessional wrestler Hulk Hogan's divorce date, practice your wrestling moves with the one you love! Just don't take it too far or you could share the same fate...
November 21stBirthday historic St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer who was nicknamed Stan the Man, go play ball!
November 22ndGet out to see the new movie "Parkland" the true story of JFK's assassination.
Take some or have some taken! Colored film was patented today! Get those pictures!
Ireland votes for independence from UK! Have yourself some Irish fare and don't forget the drink!
Evaporated milk came into the picture today! Perfect for making pumpkin pies!
Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday today! Get your turkey on!
The day after Thanksgiving... national shopping addicts day. Approach department stores and malls at your own risk!
Skywriting was first seen today. Get outside and find your own writing in the clouds!
Coffee rationing started in the United States during WWII in 1942. Make sure to enjoy a hot cup of Joe!
"I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball's wedding anniversary; re watch your favorite episode!