Days of Interest in November

Day What Happened
01All Saints Day - The Christian holiday of All Saint's Day honors and recognizes all of the saints of the Christian church, many of which were martyrs. The church sets this day aside to celebrate over 10,000 recognized saints. Historically, All Saints Day was known as Hallowmas. All Saints Day and All Souls Day was originally in May. They were moved to November 1 and November 2, to downplay the Pagan holidays of Halloween (All Hollow's Eve) and Dia De Los Muertos. Religious leaders felt these holidays were too popular at the time to ban outright. But, if moved the Christian holidays to this time periods, the pagan holidays would slowly die away In ancient Rome, All Saints Day was called the "Feast of the Nameless Martyrs"
02All Souls Day - The Christian holiday of All Soul's Day pays respect and remembers the souls of all friends and loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. It is a time to pray for their souls that they may be received into heaven. Upon death, it is believed that souls have not yet been cleansed of sin. Praying for souls of loved ones helps to remove the stain of sin, and allow the souls to enter the pearly gates of heaven. All Souls Day was started in 998
03(or first tuesday of the month) - Election Day should be a federal holiday
11Veterans Day - This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day, in honor of those who served and died from all wars.
19(or third thursday) National Smokeout Day - The American Cancer Society created this day back in 1977 to encourage people to stop smoking
20Universal Childrens Day - In 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children's Day on an "appropriate" day.
26(or 4th thursday) Thanksgiving. My people celebrated thanksgiving. . . once
29(or 4 sundays before chirstmas) Advent - In the early days of the church, Advent was a time of prayer and confession. Today, Advent is more a time of preparation and expectation of the coming of the Lord.