episode #79 month of November

The meaning of November comes from Novem, the Latin word for nine. Because November was called mensis november, the ninth month. The old Roman calendar started in March, making November the ninth month. 

The Anglo-Saxons called November “wind monath”, because it was the time when cold winds started to blow. They also called it “blod monath” because it was the time when cattle were slaughtered for winter. 

All Saints day was on the 1st November, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas,the Feast of All Saints,or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honour of all the saints of the church, whether they are known or unknown. Then all souls day on 2nd November All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died.

Mischief Night, also known as Devil’s Night, Cabbage Night, Devil’s Eve, Goosey Night and Gate Night Treacle, is an annual night of mayhem and might be associated with the eve before Halloween, but mischief night might be also “celebrated” on 4th November, the night before Bonfire Night. Depends where you live. Mischief Night is thought to date from the 1700s when a custom of Lawless Hours or Days prevailed in Britain. It has been marked throughout the years, but since the 1950s it has started to wane in popularity. Yet mischief night is still known as Mizzy Night in Liverpool.

Spoken word

Peter Fallon: Late Sentinels (read by Gabriel Byrne)


Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm: B1

Joe Newman: Blues On The Champs-Élysées

Abdullah Ibrahim: Mannenberg Is Where It’s Happening (Cape Town Fringe)

Lionel Hampton: Tenderly

Community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian Looking Glass is aired every night at midnight (GMT). A new episode is aired every Friday midnight on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.