Welcome to our 28th edition of Velasco Chronicle & Buzz.
As we approach the month of November, leaves are turning colors and we approach the start of the holiday season. We think of November as the month of food, when the best of cooks can shine and the best of eaters will surely get their fill ahead of winter. With 30 days in the month, November marks the beginning of the winter holiday season for most folks, even if the winter solstice doesn’t occur until late December.
Diwali falls in the month of November. Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.
Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps."
Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children.
lights and oil lamps that are lit on the streets and in houses,
visiting their relatives and have feasts, f
ireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion and
Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the New Year.
Veterans Day, a federal holiday in the United States, is also observed in November and every year on November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Thursday. Veterans Day is an important day set aside to honor and show appreciation for ALL who have served in the United States military—in wartime or peacetime, living, or deceased.
Last but not least, a favorite and most popular holiday celebrated in November - Thanksgiving Day! Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States and always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving occurs on Thursday, November 25.
A bountiful meal featuring turkey has become the traditional Thanksgiving fare, with over 90% of Americans eating the bird on this holidays. But did you know that turkey was at one time a rare treat? During the 1830s, an eight- to ten-pound bird cost a day’s wages!
Even though turkeys are much more affordable today, they still remain a celebratory symbol of bounty
Other common Thanksgiving traditions in the United States include volunteering for those less fortunate by donating food or time to homeless shelters or those in need. Sometimes, communities hold “turkey trot” runs or parades. We can all agree that the favorite tradition is
gathering with family, enjoying a long walk after the "bog"
meal talking and laughing, and spending quality time with our loved ones. Grateful.
Bay Area and Beyond,
With most gyms reopened, it can be a good time begin to get back into that workout routine and incorporate physical activity into your everyday routine.
Perhaps you are looking for exercises that require minimal equipment? Or just a bit of motivation? Whether you're looking to continue exercising or want to start today, check out our favorite
workouts for November.
November Health Tip
November is American Diabetes Month
and we’re taking The Big Step Up against diabetes. Come join us! Take your health into your own hands through awareness, detection, management, and learning to thrive despite your diabetes.
Diabetes is a constant battle, not only for those diagnosed, but for their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers. With the guilt, the blisters, the numbers, the sleepless nights—it’s no wonder it seems impossible that there are good days ahead.
4 Tips for Fall Fitness & How to Stay Motivated Heading Into Winter
It’s safe to say that, for most people, working out isn’t always the easiest task. This is true for any season, but especially during fall and winter, as the months get colder and working out outdoors becomes less accessible.
Kick start the holiday season with these cocktails. Though the next few months are sure to be full of things to celebrate, this month in particular is a great time to enjoy the end of fall and gear up for winter. With warming options like Last-Minute Mulled wine, cocktails that make the most of November produce like the Pumpkin Nog, and even spins on classics like the Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule, we have options that will be perfect for all of your celebrations this month.
The most beautiful leftovers you have ever seen. Thanksgiving leftovers aren't regular leftovers, they're *cool* leftovers. Stuffed inside a crescent roll - basically a giant crescent roll, they're EVERYTHING.
Enjoy the best San Francisco events in November 2021. This month, you will find dozens of fun activities from free walking tours to holiday lights celebrations.
Other highlights this month include the festivals, SF 49ers games, and Thanksgiving Day and Weekend activities. You can also enjoy a night out at the theater, opera, or symphony. Read on for more about what's on this month in SF
SF Bay Area Turkey Trot Races: 15 Thanksgiving Day Runs for 2021
Are you interested in working off a few calories before you indulge this Thanksgiving? These SF Bay Area Turkey Trot races are often for charity and some encourage participants to donate canned food and other goods.
All of these are on Thanksgiving Day morning. The list includes top options in San Francisco, the East Bay, San Jose, and North Bay.
After an entire season in an empty facility last year, The Chase Center is welcoming fans back to watch the Golden State Warriors at their new home. Don't miss out on the Splash Brothers and one of the most loved teams in the Bay Area!
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