November

14191904_325270757815013_4900695745754413452_nIt was originally the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar with 30 days. Around 700 BCE it became the eleventh month of the year with a length of 29 days when King Numa Pompilius reformed the calendar and added the months of January and February. During the Julian calendar reform, a day was added to November making it 30 days long again. November would keep its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”) even after the change in position.

November’s birthstones are the topaz (particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.

The birth flower is the chrysanthemum.

The zodiac signs for the month of November are Scorpio (October 23 – November 22) and Sagittarius (November 23 – December 22)

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