November, the 11th Month
Today is All Saints’ Day (Hallowmas), a day when traditionally all of the saints are honored. See more about this holiday.
The ancient Celts began this month with Samhain, Gaelic for “summer’s end,” a day to bid good-bye to warmth and light as day length shortens. One way to fight the darkness is to light a fire or candle or make luminaries.We could follow the example of many of nature’s creatures, such as the toad and groundhog,
and go into hiberation—but then we’d miss Thanksgiving dinner, easily the most anticipated meal of the year!
Most of your outdoor gardening tasks are completed now, but heap leaves and compost on your garden beds. You can till them into the soil
next spring. See Gardening Jobs for November.
When does Daylight Saving Time End? DST ends
on Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 A.M. Before going to bed on on Saturday, November
5, remember to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. See exceptions,
the history of DST, and tell us what you think!
If All Saints’ brings out winter, St. Martin’s brings out Indian summer.
Halloween’s Trick: The October Nor’easter
Why all the snow and cold weather? Get insight on what’s happening and why in our new blog by Evelyn Browning Garris. See weather post!
(From The Old Farmer’s Almanac)
Jupiter With Moons
See a BIG picture—and more photos from our backyard
- Daylight Savings Time 2011 Ends On November 6 (inquisitr.com)
- When does daylight saving time end? (orbitz.com)
- Samhain History (witchesofthecraft.wordpress.com)
- All Saints Day, Samhain, and the Amazing Pumpkin (mommysauruswrecks.wordpress.com)
- From The Old Farmer’s Almanac- Halloween Stuff (chuckoliver.wordpress.com)
- Halloween’s past and present (leggotunglei808.wordpress.com)
- Day of the Death, All Saints Day (implicado.wordpress.com)
- Halloween has ancient traditions (sdobbie46.wordpress.com)
- Why did daylight savings time end earlier other years (wiki.answers.com)
- We Have been Tricked – Halloween (idkh.org)
- What Christians Should Know about Halloween-Justin Holcomb (trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)
- Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? (onthebema.com)