Are you ready to start off this month productive and organized? If you answered yes, then you’ve come to the right place! That’s because here on VL Calendar, we offer completely free printable downloads of our simple November 2023 Calendar. With plenty of blank space to add in your own notes and obligations and no distracting design elements, we’re sure that this is the free calendar you’ve been looking for!
November 2023 Calendar Printable Templates
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The Month of November
As we know it today, November is the eleventh month of the twelve month year. In fact, the twelve month format of the calendar we currently use is called the “Gregorian Calendar“. This calendar was created and implemented in 450 BCE. However, prior to 45 BCE, the Roman Calendar was used. The Roman calendar only had ten months. The year started in March and ended in December, making November the ninth month. This is important information in regards to how November got its name.
Novem means “nine” in Latin. Obviously this was an appropriate name for November when it was the ninth month of the year. But, even when November became the eleventh month, the name still stuck. Pretty cool fun fact, right?
November Holidays & Observances
Additionally, on our November 2023 Calendar, you’ll find 30 days and five holidays labelled for your planning convenience. These important days are: Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. For more information on these days or the month of November in general, keep reading below! And don’t forget to scroll down further to get your very own FREE blank calendar download!
Election Day is a public holiday in the United States. This means that public schools and federal offices are closed this day. There are a few reasons that these entities are closed on Election Day. One is so that people are more likely to go out and vote and appreciate this American, democratic right. Another reason, specifically concerning school closures, are that schools are often the buildings where votes are collected. Therefore schools need to be closed so there is space to set up voting stations and check in areas.
In addition to many federal offices being closed, other workers who would otherwise still have to report to work are still encouraged to go out and vote. In fact, it is every American’s legal right to request two hours off of work on Election Day to vote. Election Day 2023 will be held on Tuesday, November 7. In fact, Election Day is always held on the first Tuesday (that follows a Monday) each November.
Veteran’s Day is always held on November 11. This is because this is the official day that World War I ended, thanks to a truce drawn up between Germany and the Ally nations. Like Election Day, Veteran’s Day is a public holiday where schools and federal offices are closed. The day is meant to celebrate and show appreciation for Veterans, or people who have served in the military to defend America.
Some towns may hold parades or special events to honor veterans during this day. It is customary in preparation for this day for children in school to write letters to veterans thanking them for their service. In fact, people might even visit veterans in nursing homes or Veterans of Foreign War Halls (VFW Halls) to personally thank those that made America’s independence possible. Veteran’s Day 2023, or November 11, will fall on a Saturday.
Like the previous two holidays in November, Thanksgiving is a public holiday where schools and many businesses are closed. Some grocery stores may remain open the morning and early afternoon of Thanksgiving. This is so shoppers can grab any last minute ingredients or food items. However, it is typical for stores to close after 3pm so that workers can enjoy the holiday with their own family.
Thanksgiving began to be celebrated as a national holiday in 1863. It is meant as a day for Americans to be thankful for all of their blessings, including food, family, and freedom. Typical symbols and/or food dishes of Thanksgiving are turkey, pumpkin pie, and a cornucopia food basket. Some American traditions that take place on Thanksgiving is the Macy’s Day Parade in New York City and local “Turkey Trots” or 5K runs.
Thanksgiving is always held on the fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving 2023 will be held on Thursday, November 23.
Held the day after Thanksgiving, you’ll find Black Friday 2023 on Friday, November 24. While in 20 states it is considered a public holiday, in most states in America it is not. Regardless, this day is meant to be the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Retail stores celebrate this by opening extremely early (some stores as early as the night of Thanksgiving) and offering extreme discounts on their products to entice shoppers.
We hope you found our free printable November 2023 calendars useful! Looking to plan ahead for next month? Click here to go to our free printable December 2023 calendars. Thank you for reading!
Nicely done Karen. Lots of artistry on my quick glance.
Appreciate the explanations, especially for people not familiar with holidays, that most people born or immigrated at a young age to the United States of America, earned about those holidays, often because of the precious days off from work.
Maybe I missed it as I was looking for the plain calendars to print so as to have lots of room to write activities. I did not see any Canadian Holidays, such as their Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October as some free calendars offer.. Since our neighbors to the North are so supportive, and know so much about the USA, it might be a nice addition/option to consider.