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The month of November denotes the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar. November retains its name from the Latin word ‘Novem’ meaning nine. Later, January and February were added to the Roman calendar. November signifies late autumn in the Northern hemisphere.
India is a country with a divergent population comprising of numerous religions, cultures, communities, languages, traditions, and customs. The festivals celebrated across the country are diverse and reflect the rich and vibrant culture, history, and traditions of the country.
In accordance with the Hindu calendar, most festivals are celebrated based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. The festivals also defer according to the region and have different time zones. Most festivals include some significant days of fasting.
November is a great month for festivals with cooler temperatures, and a festive mood carried over from October. Festivals like Diwali, the Festival of Lights can sometimes fall in November, as in this year. Other festivals like the Chath Pooja can occur between October and November. The festival of Dev Deepawali, held in Varanasi in the Hindu month of Kartik (November into December) on Purnima (Full Moon day), witnesses the beautiful Ganga Mahotsav.