November Holidays

Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving is the highlight of the November Holidays, followed by the official start of the Christmas Shopping season!  Pictured above is our traditional Thanksgiving Meal from 2011.

Below you will find our listing of November Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of November.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year. 
  3. Individual Daily Holiday pages for November, will hopefully be completed before November 2019.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!

Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2024, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids

In 2022, these are:

  • International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

In 2019, these are:

  • International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • International Year of Moderation
  • International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Addiction Awareness Month
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • Adopt a Turkey Month
  • AIDS Awareness Month, PPSI
  • American Diabetes Month
  • America Recycles Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Child Safety and Prevention Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Drum Month
  • Eye Donation Month
  • Families Stories Month
  • Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Good Nutrition Month
  • Great American Smoke Out Month
  • Greens and Plantains Month
  • Historic Bridge Awareness Month
  • Home Care Month
  • Hospice Month
  • International COPD Awareness Month
  • International Drum (Percussion) Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • MADD's Tie One on For Safety Holiday Campaign
  • Movember
  • Manatee Awareness Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National American Indian Heritage Month
  • National Bladder Health Awareness Month
  • National Candle Month
  • National Child Mental Health Month
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Fragrance Month
  • National Georgia Pecan Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care Month
  • National Hospice Palliative Care Month
  • National Impotency Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Lifewriting Month
  • National Long Term Care Awareness Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • National Medical Science Liason (MSL) Awareness Month
  • National Memoir Writing Month
  • National Military Family Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Month
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Pet Awareness Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • National Roasting Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • National Senior Pet Month
  • National Sexual Health Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • NoSHAVEmber(US Beard Month or Movember)
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • Plum Month
  • PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
  • Raisin Bread Month
  • Real Jewelry Month
  • Spinach Month
  • Squash Month
  • Stamp Collecting Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Teff and Millet Month
  • Vegan Month
  • World Communication Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • American Education Week - November 11-15, 2019 
  • American Sand Sculpting Competition - November 17-24, 2019
  • Better Conversation Week - November 25-30, 2019 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
  • Buy Nothing Day - November 29-30, 2019 (Either Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving, depending on where you live in the World)
  • Church / State Separation Week - November 24-30, 2019 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
  • Dear Santa Letter Week - November 7-13
  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week - November 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of November)
  • Family Caregiver Week - Last week of November
  • Geography Awareness Week - November 10-16, 2019 (Second Full Week in November)
  • GERD Awareness Week (Gastroesophaseal Reflux Disease) - November 24-30, 2019 (Week of Thanksgiving)
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 27 - November 2, 2019
  • Home Care Aide Week - November 14-20, 2019
  • International Fraud Awareness Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • International Games Week - November 16-23, 2019 (Starts on Third Saturday in November)
  • International Restorative Justice Week - November 24-30, 2019
  • International Week of Science and Peace - November 9-14, 2019 (The week in which November 11 falls)
  • Key Club International Week - November 4-8, 2019 (First M-F Week of November)
  • Kids Care Week - October 27, 2019 - November 2, 2019 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
  • Kristallnacht - November 9-10
  • Mawlid Al Nabi - Evening of November 9, 2019 to Evening of November 10, 2019
  • Medical-Surgical Nurses Week - November 1-7
  • National Adoption Week - Week of US Thanksgiving
  • National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week - November 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of November)
  • National Bible Week - November 24, 2019 - December 1, 2019 
  • National Book Awards Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • National Deal Week - November 27 - December 2, 2019 (Week that begins on the Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving)
  • National Diabetes Education Week - November 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week of November)
  • National Donor Sabbath - November 15-17, 2019
  • National Family Week - November 24-30, 2019 (Thanksgiving Week and also on May 5-11, 2019 - First Full Week of May)
  • National Farm-City Week - November 24-28, 2019 (Week that always ends on Thanksgiving Day)
  • National Fig Week - November 1-7 (First full week of November)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week - November 24-30, 2019 (Sunday-Saturday of Thanksgiving Week)
  • National Global Entrepreneurship Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week - November 9-17, 2019 (Begins on Second Saturday in November for 9 Days)
  • National Notary Public Week - Second week of November
  • National Nurse Practitioner's Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • National Patient Accessibility Week - November 1-7
  • National Patient Transportation Week - November 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week in November)
  • National Radiologic Technology Week - November 3-9, 2019
  • National Split Pea Soup Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • National Young Reader's Week - November 4-8, 2019 (Second Week in November)
  • Operating Room Nurse Awareness Week - Third week of November
  • Patient Blood Management Awareness Week - November 4-8, 2019
  • Perioperative Nurse Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • Pirates Week - November 1-17, 2019 - This is the Cayman Islands, National Festival
  • Snowcare for Troops Awareness Week - November 10-16, 2019
  • Urology Nurses and Associates Week - November 1-7
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week - November 18-24, 2019
  • World Kindness Week - November 10-16, 2019 (Always has the 13th of November in it)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

Daily Holidays and Observances

Holidays listed below with just the Month/Day fall on the same day each year, Moveable Holidays that change each year, will also show the year and the Holiday Rule.

  • All Saint's Day - November 1
  • Autistic Speaking Day - November 1
  • Calzone Day - November 1
  • Dia de Los Muertos - November 1
  • Extra Mile Day - November 1
  • Fountain Pen Day - November 1, 2019 (First Friday in November)
  • Give Up Your Shoulds Day - November 1
  • Hockey Mask Day - November 1
  • International Men's Makeup Day - November 1
  • Love Your Lawyer Day - November 1, 2019 (First Friday in November)
  • National Authors' Day - November 1
  • National Brush Day - November 1
  • National Cook for Your Pets Day - November 1
  • National Deep Fried Clams Day - November 1
  • National Family Caregiver Day - November 1
  • National Family Literacy Day - November 1
  • National Jersey Friday - November 1, 2019 (First Friday in November)
  • National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day - November 1, 2019 (First Friday in November)
  • National Sports Fan Day - November 1
  • National Vinegar Day - November 1
  • Prime Meridian Day - November 1
  • World Vegan Day - November 1
  • All Soul's Day - November 2
  • Bison Day - November 2, 2019 (First Saturday in November)
  • Cookie Monster Day - November 2
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day - November 2, 2019 (First Saturday in November)
  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists - November 2
  • National Deviled Egg Day - November 2
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day - November 2
  • Pumpkin Destruction Day - November 2, 2019 (First Saturday in November)
  • Sadie Hawkins Day - November 2, 2019 (First Saturday in November)
  • Sausage and Kraut Day - November 2, 2019 (First Saturday in November)
  • Cliche Day - November 3
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends - November 3, 2019 (Back 1 hour at 2:00am)
  • International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church - November 3, 2019 (First or Second Sunday in November)
  • Jellyfish Day - November 3
  • National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens - November 3, 2019 (First Sunday in November)
  • National Sandwich Day - November 3
  • Public Television Day - November 3
  • SOS Day - November 3, 2019
  • Zero Tasking Day - November 3, 2019 (First Sunday in November)
  • Color the World Orange - November 4, 2019 (First Monday in November)
  • Fill Our Staplers Day - November 4, 2019 (Day After Daylight Savings Starts and Ends) Also on March 13, 2019
  • Job Action Day - November 4, 2019 (First Monday in November)
  • National Candy Day - November 4
  • National Chicken Lady Day - November 4
  • National Easy-Bake Oven - November 4
  • Traffic Directors Day - November 4, 2019 (First Monday in November)
  • Use Your Common Sense Day - November 4
  • Election Day - November 5, 2019
  • Firewood Day - November 5
  • Guy Fawkes Day - November 5
  • National Donut Day - November 5
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day - November 5
  • Play Monopoly Day - November 5
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day - November 5
  • Button Day - November 6
  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6
  • International Stress Awareness Day - November 6, 2019 (First Wednesday in November)
  • National Block It Out Day - November 6, 2019 (First Wednesday in November)
  • National Healthy Eating Day - November 6
  • National Nachos Day - November 6
  • Saxophone Day - November 6
  • Employee Brotherhood Day - November 7 (SpongeBob Squarepants)
  • International Merlot Day - November 7
  • International Stout Day - November 7, 2019 (First Thursday in November)
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day - November 7
  • National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day - November 7
  • National Gin Day - November 7
  • National Hug a Bear Day - November 7 (A Stuffed Bear!)
  • National Men Make Dinner Day - November 7, 2019 (First Thursday)
  • Notary Public Day - November 7
  • Stout Day - November 7, 2019 (First Thursday in November)
  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day - November 8
  • Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day - November 8
  • Dunce Day - November 8
  • International Tongue Twister Day - November 8 (Say "TOY BOAT" 5 times in a row!!)
  • Intersex Day of Remembrance - November 8
  • National Cappuccino Day - November 8
  • National Harvey Wallbanger Day - November 8
  • National Parents as Teachers Day - November 8
  • National S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. Day - November 8
  • National Walk to Work Day - November 8
  • World Town Planning Day - November 8
  • X-Ray Day - November 8
  • Carl Sagan Day - November 9
  • Microtia Awareness Day - November 9
  • National Child Safety Council Day - November 9, 2019
  • Prophet's Birthday - November 9, 2019
  • World Adoption Day - November 9
  • World Freedom Day - November 9
  • American Frog Day - November 10
  • Area Code Day - November 10
  • Domino Day - November 10, 2018 (2019 TBD)
  • Forget-Me-Not-Day - November 10
  • International Accounting Day - November 10
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day - November 10
  • Sesame Street Day - November 10
  • US Marine Corps Birthday (USMC) - November 10
  • Windows Day (Microsoft) - November 10
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development - November 10
  • Armistice Day - November 11
  • Bonza Bottler Day - November 11
  • Death/Duty Day - November 11
  • National Homunculus Awareness Day - November 11
  • National Sundae Day - November 11
  • Origami Day - November 11
  • Red Lipstick Day - November 11
  • Veteran Owned Business' Anniversary - November 11 
  • Veteran's Day - November 11
  • World Origami Day - November 11
  • World Orphans Day - November 11, 2019 (Second Monday in November)
  • AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - November 12
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - November 12
  • National French Dip Day - November 12
  • National Pizza with Everything Day (Except Anchovies) - November 12
  • National Young Reader's Day - November 12, 2019 (Second Tuesday in November)
  • World Pneumonia Day - November 12
  • GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) - November 13, 2019 (Second Wednesday in November)
  • National Indian Pudding Day - November 13
  • World Kindness Day - November 13
  • International Girls Day - November 14
  • International Selfie Day - November 14
  • International Tempranillo Day - November 14, 2019 (Second Thursday in November)
  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day - November 14
  • National American Teddy Bear Day - November 14
  • National Guacamole Day - November 14
  • National Pickle Day - November 14
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day - November 14
  • Operating Room Nurse Day - November 14
  • Spirit of NSA Day (National Speakers Association) - November 14
  • World Diabetes Day - November 14
  • America Recycles Day - November 15
  • American Enterprise Day - November 15
  • George Spelvin Day - November 15
  • I Love to Write Day - November 15
  • National Bundt Day - November 15
  • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - November 15
  • National Philanthropy Day - November 15
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day - November 15
  • Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day - November 15
  • Rock Your Mocs Day - November 15
  • Steve Irwin Day - November 15
  • Substitute Educators Day - November 15, 2019 (Friday of American Education Week)
  • Guinness World Record Day - November 16, 2019 
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day - November 16
  • International Day for Tolerance - November 16
  • International Games Day - November 16, 2019 (Third Saturday in November)
  • National Button Day - November 16
  • National Fast Food Day - November 16
  • Playmobile's National Day of Play - November 16, 2019 (Third Saturday in November)
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day - November 16
  • Homemade Bread Day - November 17
  • National Baklava Day - November 17
  • National Black Cat Day - November 17
  • National Take a Hike Day - November 17
  • National Unfriend Day - November 17
  • Petroleum Day - November 17
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims - November 17, 2019 (Third Sunday in November)
  • World Prematurity Awareness Day - November 17
  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day - November 18
  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day - November 18
  • Mickey Mouse Day - November 18
  • National Apple Cider Day - November 18
  • National Princess Day - November 18
  • National Vichyssoise Day - November 18
  • Push-button Phone Day - November 18
  • American Made Matters Day - November 19
  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day - November 19
  • Equal Opportunity Day - November 19
  • Have a Bad Day Day - November 19
  • International Men's Day - November 19
  • National Entrepreneurship Day - November 19, 2019 (Third Tuesday in November)
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle Day - November 19
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Day - November 19
  • World Toilet Day - November 19
  • Africa Industrialization Day - November 20
  • Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day (G.O.H.A.R.D.) - November 20
  • Name Your PC Day - November 20
  • National Educational Support Professionals Day - November 20, 2019 (Wednesday of the week before Thanksgiving)
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day - November 20
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20
  • Universal Children's Day - November 20
  • Alascattalo Day - November 21
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day - November 21, 2019 (Third Thursday in November)
  • Children's Grief Awareness Day - November 21, 2019 (Third Thursday of November - One Week before Thanksgiving)
  • Gingerbread Day - November 21
  • Great American Smokeout - November 21, 2019 (Third Thursday in November)
  • National Red Mitten Day - November 21 (Canada)
  • National Rural Health Day - November 21, 2019 (Third Thursday in November)
  • National Stuffing Day - November 21
  • Use Less Stuff Day - November 21, 2019 (Thursday of the week before Thanksgiving)
  • World Hello Day - November 21
  • World Pancreatic Cancer Day - November 21, 2019 (Third Thursday in November)
  • World Philosophy Day - November 21, 2019 (Third Thursday in November)
  • World Television Day - November 21
  • Humane Society Anniversary Day - November 22
  • National Cashew Day - November 22
  • Random Act of Kindness Friday - November 22, 2019
  • Dr. Who Day - November 23
  • Eat a Cranberry Day - November 23
  • Family Volunteer Day - November 23, 2019 (Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
  • Fibonacci Day - November 23
  • International Aura Awareness Day - November 23, 2019 (Fourth Saturday in November)
  • International Image Consultant Day - November 23
  • International Survivors of Suicide Day - November 23
  • National Adoption Day - November 23, 2019 (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • National Espresso Day - November 23
  • National Survivors of Suicide Day - November 23, 2019 (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • Old Clem's Night - November 23
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day - November 24
  • Crystal Skull World Day - November 24, 2019 
  • D.B. Cooper Day - November 24
  • Mother Goose Day - November 24, 2019
  • National Sardines Day - November 24
  • Stir Up Sunday - November 24, 2019 (5 Weeks Before Christmas)
  • Blase Day - November 25
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - November 25
  • International Hat Day - November 25
  • National Parfait Day - November 25
  • National Cake Day  - November 26
  • Shopping Reminder Day - November 26
  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day - November 27
  • National Craft Jerky Day - November 27
  • National Jukebox Day - November 27, 2019 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
  • Spitegiving - November 27, 2019 (Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Tie One on Day - November 27, 2019 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
  • National Day of Mourning - November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • National Family Health History Day - November 28, 2019 (Always on Thanksgiving Day)
  • National French Toast Day - November 28
  • Thanksgiving - November 28, 2019 (Fourth Thursday of November)
  • Turkey-Free Thanksgiving - November 28, 2019 (Fourth Thursday of November)
  • Black Friday - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Catterntide - November 29
  • Chocolates Day - November 29
  • Electronic Greetings Day - November 29
  • Flossing Day - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Fur Free Friday - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - November 29
  • Maize Day - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • National Day of Listening - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • National Flossing Day - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • National Lemon Creme Pie Day - November 29
  • National Native American Heritage Day - November 29, 2019 (Day After Thanksgiving)
  • Robert E. Lee Day - November 29, 2019 (State of Georgia)
  • Sinkie Day - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Square Dancing Day - November 29
  • Your Welcomegiving Day - November 29, 2019 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Cities for Life Day - November 30
  • International Computer Security Day - November 30
  • National Mason Jar Day - November 30
  • National Meth Awareness Day - November 30
  • National Mousse Day - November 30
  • Small Business Saturday - November 30, 2019 (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
  • Stay Home Because You're Well Day - November 30
  • World Day of Giving - November 30, 2019 (Last Saturday in November)

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November Daily Holidays Detail

Below, you will find a Daily page for each day of October that will have lots of information pertaining to that specific day of the year - Holidays and Observances for the Day, History of the Day, Quote of the Day, Recipe of the Day, Song of the Day, Word of the Day and More! (Pages will be linked up as completed)

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