11th Month

11th Month is usually assumed to be 11 November which is linked with Carnival and also with a victory over a dragon and a triumph of Light over Darkness, sometimes associated more specifically with 8 November and often to a series of days between 1 - 11 November. Etymologically November derives from Novem (Nine) reflecting a time when the Roman calendar began with March as the first month and ended with December as the 10th month. In China It is striking that the 9th Day of the 9th Month also entails a viictory over a dragon. In China, one of the calendars begins with the 11th and 12th months, zi and chou, which precede the sequence of months 1 to 10. This could reflect an older Model of the year that begins in November and finishes in October.