November is a time to remember all that we have to be thankful for. HAPPY THINKSGIVING!In the original Roman calendar, November was the ninth month of the year. It got its name from the Latin word “novem” which means nine. However, it became the eleventh month when the Romans added in January and February to the start of the year.
In the United States Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States. Historically, Thanksgiving has traditionally been a celebration of the blessings of the year, including the harvest. The kick off to the “Holiday Season” generally begins with Thanksgiving.
Moving into the holiday months the Prescott area is hopping with festivities. One of the things I love about the Prescott area is that we have events downtown all year long! Some of November’s courthouse events include a Veterans Day parade on November 11. Don’t forget to thank our vets for the sacrifices they have made to keep this great nation free! Also Prescott’s 22nd holiday light parade & after party is on Nov 25 on the streets surrounding the courthouse square.
Prescott Valley kicks off the holiday season at Fain Park with the Valley of the Lights on 11-23 thru 12-30 from 6-10pm. This 1 mile of holiday lights is free but they do ask for donations for the food bank. As we remember all we have to be thankful for there will be many opportunities to remember those less fortunate this November. Please consider donating to one of the many food drives occurring throughout our community, as our food banks have diminishing supplies of food for the hungry this year.
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And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.”
– Elizabeth Coatsworth
A Little information About Prescott!
Prescott, Arizona is dubbed as “Everyone’s Hometown.” Located in the mountains of north central Arizona in Yavapai County, surrounded by National Forest, and sitting at a mile-high elevation, Prescott has a perfect climate with four distinct but gentle seasons.
Prescott’s charming downtown centers on an old-fashioned town square with an historic courthouse, but what surrounds it is anything but old fashioned. Upscale shops and restaurants, art and antiques, and just about everything in between make Prescott’s historic downtown the place to be.
Prescott is a great place for an active lifestyle, too. You can kayak at Watson Lake, hike, bike, or ride horses or quads in the National Forest, or play one of our many signature golf courses. Although Prescott is consistently rated as one of the best places to retire, there are plenty of activities for all ages. We’re a very dog friendly community, have a very vibrant downtown nightlife, and there’s fabulous shopping with boutiques, antique shops, artisans, and more.
Fun Facts About The Month of November
Heads Up …. Day light savings time ends November 5th
- National Sleep Comfort Month
- Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- National Model Railroad Month
November Flower: Chrysanthemum
Important Days to Celebrate in November:
2nd Look for Circles Day
6th Marooned without a Compass Day
13th World Kindness Day
15th Clean Your Refrigerator Day
16th Have a Party With Your Bear Day
21st World Hello Day
30th Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
Dates That Made November Famous:
Nov 3, 1952 Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas
Nov 9, 1927 Giant Pandas are discovered in China
Nov 10, 1951 Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast.
Nov 12, 1981 The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the 2and time. This was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once.
Nov 14, 1832 The first streetcar went into operation
Nov 18, 1928 Disney’s Steamship Willie premieres – Mickey Mouse is “born”!
Nov 26, 1716 The first lion was exhibited in America
Nov 30, 1782 The United Stated and Great Britain sign a peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War.
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