Some November Interfaith Inspirations:
For Native Americans, November marks Gwilatkw,
the blanket season of the first snow, in which the Earth covers herself for her winter sleep.
Christian ~ November 1st ~All Saints Day ~
Christian day of prayers of remembrance and intercession for the dead. Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the beatific vision of God in heaven. All Saints Day Christian day for honoring saints, known and unknown. In general, saints are persons with reputation for unusual lives of holiness and devotion to God or who were martyred for their faith. A Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church where saints have special formal status.
Christian ~ November 2nd ~ All Souls Day ~
All Souls Day Christian day of prayers of remembrance and intercession for the dead.
Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the beatific vision of God in heaven.
Baha`i ~ November 3rd ~ Qudrat ~ Bahai
The beginning of the thirteenth month of the Bahá’í year, meaning “power.”
Sikh ~ November 14th ~Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib
Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib starts with the early morning religious procession that goes around the localities singing shabads or hymns. The onlookers offer tea and sweets to the members of the procession as a gesture of good will. Guru Nanak Jayanti falls in the month of October- November. The three day festival starts with Akhand Path during which the Granth Sahib is read continuously and the conclusion of the reading coincides with the day of the festival. From: Indian Holidays Website, thank you!
Orthodox Christian~ November 14th ~ December 24th ~
Nativity Fast ~ Winter Lent
A season of preparation for the Nativity of Christ
Baha`i ~ November 22nd ~ Qawl ~ Bahai
The beginning of the fourteenth month of the Bahá’í year, meaning “speech.”
Interfaith ~ US ~ November 23rd ~ Thanksgiving
A celebration in the United States for life's bounty and abundance. For some, the tradition
is dated to the fall feast between Native Americans and Pilgrim settlers.
It is a day of giving thanks
and appreciation for all the blessings we have symbolized by the feast on the table.
Baha`i ~ November 25th ~ Day of the Covenant
Baha`i celebration of the covenant given in the last will and testament of Baha`u`llah
Orthodox Christian~ November 26th ~ Christ The King
Christ the King Sunday celebrates the all-embracing authority of Christ as King and Lord of all things. Officially called "The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King," it is celebrated on the final Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Sunday before Advent. From Church Year Website, thank you!
Baha`i ~November 27th ~Ascension of Abdu`l-Baha
(begins sundown 26th)
Baha`i celebration of the rising of the Spirit of Abdu`l-Baha to the heavenly dwelling.
Islam ~November 29th ~ Mawlid al-Nabi
The anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in Mecca in ca. 570 C.E.,
observed by Sunni Muslims beginning at sundown.
Shi’a Muslims celebrate five days later, on December 4th.
Christian ~November 30th ~St. Andrews Day
Christian observance of the coming of Christianity to the area now know as Scotland.
The day is a national holiday in Scotland.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger, Win Calendar,
The Interfaith Observer & ACPE's Religious Holy Days ~ many, many thanks!