November 2016 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 2016 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 American Indian Heritage Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Georgia Pecan 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
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Vegan Month

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November 2016 Weekly Observances

  • National Young Readers Week (November 7-11)
  • National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 12-20)
  • American Education Week (November 14-18)
  • National Book Awards Week (November 14-20)
  • International Bible Week (November 20-27)
  • National Family Week (November 20-26)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week (November 20-26)
  • Better Conversation Week (November 21-27)
  • Church/State Separation Week (November 21-25)

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November 2016 Daily Observances

November 1

  • All Hallows Day or All Saints' Day
  • Extra Mile Day
  • National Authors' Day
  • National Cook For Your Pets Day

November 2

  • All Souls' Day
  • National Deviled Egg Day
  • National Traffic Professionals Day

November 3

  • Cliché Day
  • National Men Make Dinner Day
  • National Sandwich Day

November 4

  • Mischief Day, the eve of Guy Fawkes Day
  • National Candy Day
  • National Chicken Lady Day
  • Will Rogers Day

November 5

  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Pumpkin Destruction Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day

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November 6

  • National Nachos Day
  • Zero-Tasking Day, enjoying the extra hour from Daylight Saving Time

November 7

  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • Job Action Day
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

November 8

  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day, enjoying the use of puns in language
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • General Election Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • National Parents as Teachers Day
  • X-Ray Discovery Day

November 9

  • National Scrapple Day

November 10

  • Marine Corps Birthday
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Return Day, a day recognized in Delaware to read official election returns

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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
  • World Pneumonia Day

November 13

  • National Indian Pudding Day
  • World Kindness Day

November 14

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

November 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • National Bundt (Pan) Day

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November 16

  • National Educational Support Professionals Day
  • National Fast Food Day

November 17

  • Great American Smokeout, to celebrate smoke-free environments
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • National Baklava Day
  • National Unfriend Day
  • World Philosophy Day
  • World Prematurity Day, to raise awareness about premature births

November 18

  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day
  • Mickey Mouse's Birthday
  • National Apple Cider Day
  • National Vichyssoise Day
  • Substitute Educators Day

November 19

  • Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
  • "Have a Bad Day" Day
  • International Games Day
  • International Men's Day

November 20

  • Africa Industrialization Day
  • Name Your PC Day
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Universal Children's Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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November 21

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

November 22

  • National Cashew Day

November 23

  • National Eat a Cranberry Day
  • National Espresso Day
  • Fibonacci Day, honoring the Fibonacci sequencing of numbers
  • Tie One On Day, encouraging gestures of kindness through baking

November 24

  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

November 25

  • Black Friday
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Family Day in Nevada
  • National Flossing Day
  • National Parfait Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Sinkie Day, honoring the tradition of eating leftovers over the sink

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November 26

  • International Aura Awareness Day
  • National Cake Day
  • Small Business Saturday, a campaign to support small businesses

November 27

  • Advent, First Sunday
  • John F. Kennedy Day in Massachusetts

November 28

  • Cyber Monday
  • National French Toast Day

November 29

  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving
  • International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People
  • National Lemon Cream Pie Day

November 30

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

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