Before the Christmas market lights illuminate cities' streets and squares, November is time for shorter and darker days, an autumn time reach in cultural and historical holidays around the world. In Britain we have Bonfire Night, but what happens in other countries in November?
1 November All Saints Day
Preceded by Halloween, November begins with All Saints Day. While Halloween is a merry holiday with costume parties, the 1st of November, in many countries in Europe, is time for recollecting the memory of those who are no longer with us. People in France
visit cemeteries, place flowers and light candles on relatives' graves.
Some of the Scandinavian countries celebrate the All Saints Day on the first Saturday in November, like Sweden
4 November, Russia
The 4th of November is the Unity Day in Russia
, a public holiday established not so long ago in 2005 to mark the expel of Polish invaders from Kremlin in 1612. Schools and public institutions are closed on that day.
November in Great Britain
The 5th of November is Guy Fawkes Day, known also as Bonfire Night or Plot Night celebrated with fireworks all around United Kingdom
in remembrance of a failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes in 1605. Nowadays, the Bonfire Night is also celebrated in New Zealand
The 11th of November, the anniversary of First World War end, marks the armistice with Germany signed in 1918. Poland celebrates its independence on that day with a public holiday. In the USA
, 11 November is a Veterans Day commemorating armed forces veterans.What are you going to do this November? Auto Europe offers car hire in over 8,000 locations around the world with best deals. Check it out and find something interesting for yourself!