November holidays celebrated around the world bring festivities to different nations

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Courtesy of latintimes.com A Thanksgiving feast sits prepared on the dinner table. This is what many homes in America look like on Thanksgiving, a November holiday.

McKenzie Ballif, Staff Writer

In America, people celebrate the beloved holiday of Thanksgiving. Other countries celebrate various holidays during November globally. The first holiday celebrated in November around the world is all Saint’s Day.

Celebrated on November first, the Christian festival originating from the Catholic Church that honors all of the well known saints of the church who have attained heaven is not to be confused with All Soul’s Day (November second) which is dedicated to those who have died and haven’t yet reached heaven. For all of those who are members of the church, mass is required that specific day. Twenty five countries take part in this holiday world wide.

On November fifth, Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes’ Day. On this day, the people of Great Britain remember when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament in 1605 to protest the poor treatment and oppression of the Catholics. Lighting bonfires with a stuffed version of Fawkes on top and setting off fireworks are two ways citizens celebrate. A rhyme, “The Fifth of November,” has been written in order to remember the special day.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.

Believing that Turkey celebrates Thanksgiving just because of its name is sadly a common misconception. On November tenth, Turkey celebrates the Anniversary of Atatürk’s Death. The only holiday Turkey celebrates during November remembers Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a Turkish soldier, nationalist leader, and statesman who founded the Republic of Turkey and served as its first president. Mustafa was actually given the name Atatürk, which translates to Father Turk, by the Grand Assembly for his unique service to the Turkish Nation, so on November tenth, he is celebrated and remembered.

Bullfighting season in Lima, Peru isn’t celebrated on a specific day, rather, people celebrate bullfighting season from November first to November 29. Although bullfighting takes place throughout the year all over the world, the November Peruvian holiday showcases some of the most prestigious fighters mainly from Spain and Latin America. Competitors compete every Sunday at 3:30 pm in the world’s second oldest bullring, the 244 year old Plaza de Acho. The bullfighter with the best moves at the end wins the 18K Escapulario de Oro, a golden scapular. The best bull will also win an Escapulario de Plata, or a silver scapular.

There are many different holidays celebrated around the world during November.