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Almanac Companion Newsletter
November 11, 2010

In Honor

Veterans Day (U.S.)—November 11
This federal holiday marks the World War I cease-fire in 1918. The U.S. Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor and celebrate all veterans who have served during peace or wartime. Read more about Veterans Day.

Remembrance Day (Canada)—November 11
This day honors veterans who have died in service to their country (similar to Memorial Day in the United States).

More Calendar Days
See our Seasonal Advice for November for more calendar dates—plus recipes, gardening tips, and everyday hints and ideas.

Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are whirling fast.
  Sara Coleridge, English poet (1802–52)

Quick Clicks

• Thinking about Thanksgiving (2 weeks away)? Check out our Holiday Recipe collection.
• To prepare for the holidays, here’s our cleaning and cooking checklist.
• Decorate for the season with this homemade Nut Wreath!

Expert Advice

Though we have a scientific formula for forecasting the weather, we also keep a close eye on nature. Here are a few signs of a “wintry” winter:
Chipmunks are abundant.
• Geese fly south at a high altitude.
• Lakes and rivers freeze later than usual.
• Thicker-than-normal onion skins and corn husks are observed.
• Woodpeckers appear early.
• Berries and acorns are plentiful.

See more weather lore.

What’s in store for your winter? Check our free long-range forecasts for your area!

Headache Remedies

If you suffer from headaches, it won’t hurt to give these curious cures a try! Watch video!