History of November: That In-between Month

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But November is somewhere in the middle. Certainly, it has Thanksgiving, no insignificant holiday, and something for which to be grateful. But it’s not widely observed outside the US, except for the Canadians who celebrate Jour de l’Action de grâce on the second Monday in October, or by the English who celebrate it on July 4th.


November is subject to an increased incidence of what I call H.E.S. or Holiday Elision Syndrome. The following examples should be sufficient to explain this.

Is Nothing Sacred

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  • Drink your Pumpkin Spice Latte all Fall and Winter. Heck, even in the Summer before Labor Day.
  • Listen to your Christmas music early; it’s your right.

Silicon Valley Tech Exec: Cloud, Data Storage, Automation. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, andpop culture. Blog: http://billpetro.com

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