November 1- All Saints Day-
All Saints Day which commemorates all known and unknown Christian saints.
November 2nd All Souls Day-
November 2nd: All Souls Day, which commemorates all faithful Christians who are now dead. In the Mexican tradition, the holiday is celebrated as Dia de los Muertos (October 31 and November 2), which is a time of remembrance for the dead ancestors and a celebration of the continuity of life.
November 9-10, 2019- Eid Milad Un Nabi
An Islamic holiday commemorating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. During this celebration, homes and mosques are decorated, large parades take place, and those observing the holiday participate in charity events.
November 11: Veterans Day-
As a Reminder there will be no school on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Veterans day is an annual U.S. federal holiday honoring military veterans. The date is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and commemorates the ending of the first World War in 1918. On behalf of The Scholars’ Academy, we would like to thank all of our service Men, Women and families for your service and sacrifices.
November 12th- Plane Crash in Rockaway-
On November 12, 2001 Rockaway experienced a day many will never forget. At 9:14am flight 587 took off from JFK Airport and was headed for the Dominican Republic with 260 passengers and crew on board. Unfortunately, the plane did not make it, after hitting extreme turbulence the tail and rudder completely broke off in Jamaica Bay, the pilot was unable to control the plane and soon after it crashed into numerous homes in Rockaway where five residents were killed when the plane crashed. This disaster hit Rockaway especially hard as the community was still trying to recover after September 11th where almost 70 people from Rockaway and Breezy Point lost their lives. A memorial for this is located at Beach 116th street on the boardwalk where a yearly ceremony is held and the names of those lost are read aloud by family members.
November 12th Gurpurab -
November 12th is the Sikh holiday of Gurpurab, This holiday celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji who was the founder of the sikh religion. Guru Nanak Dev Ji set up a unique spiritual, social and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness and virtue which deems that individuals must perpetually learn and stay humble. This is one of the most sacred festivals for Sikhs.
The holiday will officially be celebrated on Saturday but prayers have started today in Gurdwaras across America. Happy Gurpurab to all who celebrate!
November 28th- Thanksgiving -
The school will be closed this Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday celebrated in the United States on the 4th Thursday in November. This is a day to “give thanks” by gathering with family and friends for a traditional meal that includes a turkey. This holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. On behalf of The Scholars Academy, we hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoys this time with loved ones to give thanks for all the good things in life.