November 2021 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 2021 Monthly Observances

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • Movember, a campaign for members to grow their mustaches throughout the month to raise awareness for men's health
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Career Development 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 Marrow Awareness Month
  • National Memoir Writing Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • National Runaway Prevention Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Vegan Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

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November 2021 Weekly Observances

  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (November 7-13)
  • Polar Bear Week (November 7-13)
  • National Young Readers Week (November 15-19)
  • American Education Week (November 15-19)
  • National Educational Support Professionals Week (November 15-19)
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24)
  • Better Conversation Week (November 21-27)
  • National Family Week (November 21-27)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week (November 21-27)

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November 2021 Daily Observances

November 1

  • All Saints' Day
  • Color the World Orange Day, a day to spread awareness about the painful condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (chronic pain)
  • Day of the Dead, an annual holiday in Mexico that remembers those who have died (October 31 - November 2)
  • Extra Mile Day, a day promoting positive change in families
  • Job Action Day
  • National Author's Day
  • National Brush Day
  • National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • National Men Make Dinner Day
  • National Pâté Day
  • National Sports Fan Day
  • National Vinegar Day

November 2

  • All Souls' Day
  • General Election Day
  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
  • National Broadcast Traffic Professionals Day
  • National Deviled Egg Day

November 3

  • Cliché Day
  • Eve of Diwali, an annual Indian celebration
  • Sandwich Day

November 4

  • Diwali in India (different regions in India celebrate on various days around the 4th)
  • Mischief Night, the eve of Guy Fawkes Day in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
  • National Candy Day
  • National Easy-Bake Oven Day

November 5

  • Fountain Pen Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
  • National Chinese Take-Out Day
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day
  • National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness and Appreciation Day
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day

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November 6

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • National Bison Day
  • National Nachos Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day
  • Saxophone Day

November 7

  • Daylight Saving Time ends
  • International Merlot Day
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
  • Notary Public Day
  • Zero-Tasking Day, a day to promote relaxation during the extra hour due to Daylight Saving Time

November 8

  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day, a day to laugh at not-so-funny puns
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Dunce Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • National Parents as Teachers Day
  • Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day
  • X-ray Discovery Day

November 9

  • National Greek Yogurt Day
  • National Scrapple Day
  • World Freedom Day

November 10

  • International Accounting Day
  • Marine Corps Birthday
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development

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November 11

  • Death/Duty Day
  • National Sundae Day
  • Remembrance Day in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Veterans Day

November 12

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • National Donor Sabbath, an annual observance to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation (November 12-14)
  • National Happy Hour Day
  • National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day
  • World Pneumonia Day

November 13

  • National Indian Pudding Day

November 14

  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • National Block It Out Day
  • National Pickle Day
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day
  • World Diabetes Day

November 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • I Love to Write Day
  • National Bundt Day
  • National Philanthropy Day
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

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November 16

  • Button Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • National Fast Food Day

November 17

  • Homemade Bread Day
  • National Baklava Day
  • National Book Awards Announcement Day
  • National Educational Support Professionals Day
  • National Unfriend Day, a day to promote trimming down friends on social media
  • Take a Hike Day
  • World Prematurity Day

November 18

  • Great American Smokeout, celebrating smoke-free environments
  • Lunar Eclipse (November 18-19)
  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day
  • National Apple Cider Day
  • National Princess Day
  • World Philosophy Day

November 19

  • Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
  • Full Beaver Moon, so-named due to the amount of beavers who are busily preparing for the winter
  • "Have a Bad Day" Day
  • International Men's Day
  • National Play Monopoly Day
  • World Toilet Day

November 20

  • Name Your PC Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • World Children's Day

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November 21

  • National Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • National Stuffing Day
  • Stir Up Sunday, a day celebrated in Great Britain for family members to help stir the batter to make the Christmas pudding
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  • World Hello Day
  • World Television Day

November 22

  • National Cranberry Relish Day

November 23

  • National Cashew Day
  • National Eat a Cranberry Day
  • National Espresso Day

November 24

  • Brunette Pride Day
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • National Jukebox Day
  • National Sardines Day
  • Thanksgiving Eve
  • Tie One on Day, a day to give baked goods that are wrapped in aprons to neighbors

November 25

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • National Family Health History Day
  • National Parfait Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

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November 26

  • Black Friday
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Dine Over Your Kitchen Sink Day
  • National Cake Day
  • National Flossing Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • World Olive Tree Day

November 27

  • International Aura Awareness Day
  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses

November 28

  • Advent Sunday
  • National French Toast Day

November 29

  • Cider Monday
  • Cyber Monday
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Hanukkah, Jewish holiday of the Feast of Lights (November 29 - December 6; begins at sundown on November 28)
  • International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People
  • National Lemon Cream Pie Day
  • National Rice Cake Day
  • Square Dance Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

November 30

  • Computer Security Day
  • Giving Tuesday
  • National Mason Jar Day
  • National Mousse Day
  • Stay Home Because You're Well Day

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