* 10/31 eve to 11/7 eve: Mid-Autumn/Day of the Dead/Hallowmas–Festival marking the transformation of life to death – the end of the agricultural year, departure of migrating and hibernating animals, and decay and death of vegetal and animal life. Observed by remembering departed ancestors and contemplating one’s own mortality.
* 11/1: All Saints Day–Day Christians remember all the virtuous dead, known and unknown.
* 11/2: Aztec Day of the Dead–Day for honoring the departed and Mictlancihuatl-Miclanteuctli, Goddess-God of the Dead. Aztecs believe all Gods are united in Great God Ometeuctli, all Goddesses are united in Great Goddess Omecihuatl, and the Great God and Goddess are united in Ometeoltl.
* 11/2: Hopi & Zuni Ancestors’ Day–Food offerings are put into rivers and lakes in honor of the ancestors.
* 11/3: Christian feast of St. Martin of Porres (d. 1639), healer and advocate of social equality and inter-ethnic harmony; guide of healers and human rights activists.
* 11/5: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the Earth and all creatures.
* 11/6 (2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time ends – set clocks back 1 hour.
* 11/8: Election Day–remember to vote!
* 11/11: Veterans Day–Day to honor all warriors who have defended us against evil of all kinds.
* 11/11 to 11/17: Old Anglo-Teutonic fast marking Hod (God of Darkness) unintentionally killing Balder (God of Light), and his true love Nanna (Goddess of Flowers) dying of a broken heart. The dead were honored.
* 11/12 to 11/15: Tewa Buffalo Dance–focused on healing. Tewa rites honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, and the four directions and elements of life – air of the North, earth of the East, fire of the South, and waters of the West.
* 11/13: Kindness Day–Day for practicing random acts of kindness to strangers, and for committing to make kindness the basis for all encounters every day.
* 11/14: Day commemorating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib (1469), founder of the Sikh faith. Sikhs attempt to merge the human spirit with the Divine Spirit by reciting Akal Purakh, one of Deity’s sacred names.
* 11/14 eve to 11/20 eve (11/17 peak): Leonid Meteor Showers.
* 11/20: Lha Bab Duchen–Day Tibetan Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s descent from heaven after teaching the Dharma there.
* 11/20: Remembrance day for Meister Johannes Eckhart (d. 1328), Christian mystic. He taught the four ways of the mystic’s journey – the creating, positive, negating, and transformative ways.
* 11/22: Beginning of Sagittarius (the Hunter/Huntress).
* 11/24: Thanksgiving Day–Day to give thanks for the abundance of our land and for our food, clothes, shelter, and health.
* 11/27 to 12/24 (OC 11/28 to 1/6): Advent/Festival of Lights–Christian vigil for the birth of the Cosmic Christ. Advent candles are lit.
* 11/28: Birthday of William Blake (1757), artist, poet, and mystic, who recognized the unity of all religions.
* 11/29 (7:18 a.m. EST): New Moon.
* 11/29 to 12/12: Hopi & Zuni Shalako Festival–welcoming back to the pueblos the Kachinas/Kokos – Spirits of Nature and the ancestors that provide protection, health, fertility, and food. Kachina/Koko Dances invoke the Spirits into masked dancers.