What Number of Month is November

November month number is 11 and it is the eleventh month of the year.

November month number

The name November comes from the Latin word "novem," meaning nine, as it was originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar, which only had ten months and began in March. During the reign of King Numa Pompilius (circa 713 BC), the Roman calendar underwent some revisions which included the addition of two new months, namely January and February. In 153 BCE, it was officially declared that January 1 would be recognized as the first day of the year, causing November to be designated as the eleventh month.

Like many of the other months, November has a connection to ancient Roman religious festivals. The Roman festival of Feronia, the goddess of fertility, was held on November 13th. In the Christian calendar, November 1st is All Saints' Day, a day to honor all saints and martyrs. November is also known for the American holiday of Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month. Thanksgiving has its roots in a 1621 feast shared by Native Americans and European settlers, and has since become a national day of gratitude for the blessings of the year.