Nov 25 – St. Catherine of Alexandria Day. Famously called St Catherine of the Wheel (due to her martyrdom on a torture wheel) and the origin of “Catherine wheel” as in doing a cartwheel.
Nov 26 – Tibetan Festival of Lights
Nov 27 – Day of Parvati – Hindu Mother of the Universe
– Feast of Ullr: “The Feast of Ullr was to celebrate the Hunt and to gain the personal luck needed for success. Weapons are dedicated on this day to Ullr. If your arms were blessed by the luck of the God of the Hunt, your family and tribe shared the bounty with a Blot and Feast to Ullr .”
4th Thursday of November: Thanksgiving Day – Day to give thanks for religious freedom here in this great country, the fertile abundance of mother earth, and basic necessities of life, “thread, bread, and shed.” (Clothes, food, shelter).
Nov 29 – Egyptian Feast of Hathor – as Sekmet, Lioness and Sun Goddess, the alternate of Bast, the Cat Goddess.
– St Andrew’s Eve. Don’t talk to wolves tonight! This is the one night of the year wolves can speak, and if you hear one, it is said you will die before the year’s out. Also on Andrews-Night or St Andrew’s Eve, still to this day as in centuries past, maidens divine their future husband’s name by writing potential husbands on little pieces of paper and putting them under their pillow (Eastern Europe, Poland) or baking the names into bits of dough and seeing which one floats to the top first. Men and women also on this night do other divinations such as dropping hot wax into cold water, seeing what shape it takes, then from that determining the future spouse’s profession. In Germany they drop hot lead into water and examine the shape for the spouse’s profession or name.
Nov 30 – St. Andrew’s Day. Eat Scottish food!
Last Sunday of November – The last Sunday of November begins Advent, the Festival of Lights for the Coming of the Light of the World – Christian vigil for the birth of the Cosmic Christ. Advent candles are lit on each of the four Sundays before Christmas. A purple one on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays, and a pink one on the 3rd Sunday. See our Sundays of Advent page. Here’s a traditional Advent Wreath “how-to” page.