November 2017 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for November
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November 2017 Monthly Observances

  • American Diabetes Month
  • American Music Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • International Drum Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Georgia Pecan Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Long-Term Care Awareness Month
  • National Memoir Writing Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Vegan Month

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November 2017 Weekly Observances

  • American Education Week (November 13-17)
  • National Bible Week (November 19-26)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week (November 19-25)

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November 2017 Daily Observances

November 1

  • All Hallows Day or All Saints' Day
  • Authors' Day
  • Extra Mile Day, a day promoting positive change in families
  • National Brush Your Teeth Day
  • National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • National Vinegar Day

November 2

  • All Souls' Day
  • National Deviled Egg Day
  • National Men Make Dinner Day
  • National Traffic Professionals Day

November 3

  • Cliché Day
  • Fountain Pen Day
  • Sandwich Day

November 4

  • National Bison Day
  • National Candy Day
  • National Easy-Bake Oven Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day

November 5

  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day
  • Zero-Tasking Day, a day to promote relaxation during the extra hour due to Daylight Saving Time

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November 6

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • Job Action Day, to promote workers to focus on their careers
  • National Nachos Day
  • Saxophone Day

November 7

  • General Election Day
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

November 8

  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day, a day to celebrate the worst puns
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • X-ray Discovery Day

November 9

  • National Greek Yogurt Day
  • National Scrapple Day

November 10

  • Marine Corps Birthday
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day

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November 11

  • Death/Duty Day
  • National Sundae Day
  • Remembrance Day in Canada and England
  • Veterans Day

November 12

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • National Happy Hour Day
  • National Pizza With the Works (Except Anchovies) Day
  • World Pneumonia Day

November 13

  • World Kindness Day
  • World Orphans Day

November 14

  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • National Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Spirit of NSA (National Speakers Association) Day
  • World Diabetes Day

November 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • National Bundt Day
  • National Educational Support Professionals Day
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

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November 16

  • Educator for a Day
  • Great American Smokeout, celebrating smoke-free environments
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • National Button Day
  • National Fast Food Day
  • World Philosophy Day

November 17

  • Homemade Bread Day
  • National Baklava Day
  • National Unfriend Day, a day to promote trimming down friends on social media
  • Substitute Educators Day

November 18

  • Mickey Mouse's Birthday
  • National Apple Cider Day

November 19

  • "Have a Bad Day" Day
  • International Men's Day

November 20

  • Name Your PC Day
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children's Day

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November 21

  • National Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • National Stuffing Day
  • World Hello Day/li>
  • World Television Day

November 22

  • Tie One On Day, give baked goods that are wrapped in aprons to neighbors

November 23

  • National Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

November 24

  • Black Friday
  • Brunette Pride Day
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • National Flossing Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Sinkie Day, honoring the tradition of eating leftovers over the sink

November 25

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • National Parfait Day
  • Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses

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November 26

  • National Cake Day

November 27

  • Cider Monday
  • Cyber Monday

November 28

  • Giving Tuesday
  • National French Toast Day

November 29

  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • National Lemon Cream Pie Day
  • National Rice Cake Day

November 30

  • Computer Security Day
  • National Mousse Day
  • Stay Home Because You're Well Day

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