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    Question Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    I found the following sentence on a Biritish novel "No,I don't want to join a bookclub" , and couldn't figure out "Novemver 1st" part.
    Is that day anything special in the UK?
    Do you start something new on the day?

    "OK. This is it. About fifty years too late, but better late than never. A diary. I know it's not January 1st, or even November 1st, but there is no time lige ther oresent. Don't we always say to ourselves: 'If only I'D written a diary when I was twenty? Or thirty? Or forty? But in my sixtieth year..."

    I woud appreciate for your help.


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    Re: Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    It has no particular relevance apart from being the first day of a month, a good day to start something new.

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    Re: Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    In the ancient Irish calender it was Samhain which was the first day of winter and of the new year. In fact the month of November is still called Samhain (pronounced sowan) in Irish. Not very relevant probably, but you might find it interesting.

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    Re: Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    It's also All Saints' Day, though I doubt that this is relevant either.

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    Smile Re: Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It has no particular relevance apart from being the first day of a month, a good day to start something new.
    Thank you for your reply!

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    Smile Re: Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In the ancient Irish calender it was Samhain which was the first day of winter and of the new year. In fact the month of November is still called Samhain (pronounced sowan) in Irish. Not very relevant probably, but you might find it interesting.
    Thank you for useful information!
    "Samhain" is new to me, I'll look into it!

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    Smile Re: Is "Nov.1st" special day in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's also All Saints' Day, though I doubt that this is relevant either.
    Thank you for your information!

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