According to the actual Roman calendar, November is the ninth month of the year and it has derived its name from the Latin word “novem” which means nine. But in the Julian and Gregorian calendars November is established as an eleventh month of the year. Throughout the globe it is a month that is accepted as a subdued period as it is a prelude to the winter season. In the colder region people spend long hours in storing their harvest and make special preparations for surviving the chilly winter. But this year November will be special for the Indians as they will celebrate the festival of light (Diwali) in this month and the somber nights will light up with fun and frolic.
Talking about Animal Rights
1 November is celebrated as the World Vegan Day by the vegans across the globe. On this particular day Vegans all around the world come together to celebrate animal rights. Animal activists educates people about the need of the presence of animals on the face of the planet Earth by arranging street stalls, events and by planting memorial trees.
Increasing Legal Awareness among the Masses
9 November is celebrated in India as the Legal Services Day. The main aim of this day is to offer free of cost and expert legal services to the unprivileged section of the society. On this day various kind of legal literacy camps and functions are organized by the concerned authorities. It is a day that focuses on empowering the common masses with the legal knowledge.
This year 9 November is extremely special for the people of India as people will be celebrating Dhanteras and it is the apt precursor to the Diwali celebrations. It is believed that on the day of Dhantrayodashi, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean at the time of the churning of the sea. On this auspicious day people invest in jewelry and expensive metals as a good omen.
Worshipping Goddess Kali
10 November, is the day when entire Bengal will come together to worship Goddess Kali. It is celebrated on new moon day during the period of Diwali festivities. The puja often takes place deep into the midnight and a sense of enigma engulfs this festival.
Illuminating Lives with the ‘The Festival of Lights’
On 11 November India will celebrate Diwali. The fervor of the festival is reflected in the wild shopping sprees and illuminated public and private buildings. This visually mesmerizing festival and its outward celebrations reflect the inner illumination that every human being go through in this period. The festival symbolizes regeneration of energy, returning home and prosperity for millions of Indians.
Enhancing the Bond between Brothers and Sisters
13 November will celebrate Bhai Dooj, the loving bond between the brother and the sister. It has different names in different part of India and its methodology of celebration also differs from one place to the other. The festival actually symbolically celebrates the spirit of love and attachment.
Raising Awareness about the Epidemic Called Diabetes
Every year on 14 November, the World Diabetes Day tries to enhance our awareness about this life threatening disease. This day is closely coordinated by the International Diabetes Federation ad it raises the concern about this mounting diabetes epidemic and tries to educate people about its prevention and care.
Accepting Each Other without Biases
16 November is observed as the International Day of Tolerance. On this day with the help of the educational institutions and through greater public awareness the importance of tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, human beings and civilizations is encourages and enhanced.
Stopping the Shame of Violence against Women
25 November observes the most crucial day and that is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. At the core it a human right violation that takes place day in and day out all across the world. It is the fall out of discrimination between men and women at different levels and is a global endemic. This day is used to stimulate action to end this cycle of violence and discrimination against women.
November is no doubt a somber month as it sets up the scenes of winter but it also explore the notes of happiness, hope and a prosperous future.