November, the 11th month of the Gregorian year. A time when deciduous leaves have changed colors and a cool, crispness is in the air. Football is played all over America.
Two official, American Veterans Day and Thanksgiving highlight the month of November. Additionally, Black Friday marks November as an unofficial holiday.
Perhaps one of the more overlooked and misunderstood American holidays. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs:
“Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime.”
According to RasmussenReports.com, just 43% of American observe this holiday.
Thanksgiving Day and Football
While considered one of the major US holidays, Thanksgiving traditionally marks the celebration of the fall harvest. Most noteworthy, the day involves a large family dinner consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. According to RasmussenReports.com, 87% of American observe this holiday.
The day also includes three games of football. The Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys each traditionally play a respective opponent on Thanksgiving Day, while the third game does not have a set team(s).