November 2022 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 2022 Monthly Observances

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
  • Eye Donation 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
  • World Vegan Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

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November 2022 Weekly Observances

  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (November 6-13)
  • Polar Bear Week (November 7-13)
  • National Young Readers Week (November 15-19)
  • American Education Week (November 14-18)
  • National Educational Support Professionals Week (November 15-19)
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24)
  • Better Conversation Week (November 20-26)
  • National Family Week (November 20-26)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week (November 20-26)

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November 2022 Daily Observances

November 1

  • All Saints' Day
  • Day of the Dead, an annual holiday in Mexico that remembers those who have died (November 1-2)
  • Extra Mile Day, a day promoting positive change in families
  • National Author's Day
  • National Brush Day, a day to raise awareness about the importance of children's oral health
  • National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • National Pâté Day
  • National Sports Fan Day
  • National Vinegar Day
  • World Vegan Day

November 2

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

November 3

  • Cliché Day
  • International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School, Including Cyberbullying
  • National Men Make Dinner Day
  • Sandwich Day

November 4

  • Fountain Pen Day
  • National Candy Day
  • National Easy-Bake Oven Day
  • National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness and Appreciation Day

November 5

  • Guy Fawkes Day in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
  • National Bison Day
  • National Chinese Take-Out Day
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day
  • World Day of Romani Language
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day

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November 6

  • Daylight Saving Time ends
  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • National Nachos Day
  • Saxophone Day
  • Zero-Tasking Day, a day to promote relaxation during the extra hour due to Daylight Saving Time

November 7

  • Color the World Orange Day, a day to spread awareness about the painful condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (chronic pain)
  • Fill Our Staplers Day (also celebrated on March 14)
  • International Merlot Day
  • Job Action Day
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
  • Notary Public Day

November 8

  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day, a day to laugh at not-so-funny puns
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Dunce Day
  • Full Beaver Moon, so-named due to the amount of beavers who are busily preparing for the winter
  • General Election Day
  • Lunar eclipse
  • 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 Donor Sabbath, an annual observance to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation (November 12-14)
  • National Sundae Day
  • Remembrance Day in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Veterans Day

November 12

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

November 13

  • National Indian Pudding Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day

November 14

  • International Day Against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property
  • 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 Educational Support Professionals Day
  • National Fast Food Day

November 17

  • Great American Smokeout, celebrating smoke-free environments
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • National Baklava Day
  • National Unfriend Day, a day to promote trimming down friends on social media
  • Take a Hike Day
  • World Philosophy Day
  • World Prematurity Day

November 18

  • International Day of Islamic Art
  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day
  • National Apple Cider Day
  • National Princess Day
  • Substitute Educators Day

November 19

  • Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
  • "Have a Bad Day" Day
  • International Men's Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • National Play Monopoly Day
  • World Toilet Day

November 20

  • Name Your PC Day
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Stir Up Sunday, a day celebrated in Great Britain for family members to help stir the batter to make the Christmas pudding
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • World Children's Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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November 21

  • National Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • National Stuffing Day
  • World Hello Day
  • World Television Day

November 22

  • National Cranberry Relish Day

November 23

  • Fibonacci Day, a day celebrating the Fibonacci sequence of numbers in mathematics
  • National Cashew Day
  • National Eat a Cranberry Day
  • National Espresso Day
  • National Jukebox Day
  • Thanksgiving Eve
  • Tie One on Day, a day to give baked goods that are wrapped in aprons to neighbors

November 24

  • Brunette Pride Day
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • National Sardines Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

November 25

  • Black Friday
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Dine Over Your Kitchen Sink Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • National Family Health History Day
  • National Flossing Day
  • National Parfait Day
  • Native American Heritage Day

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November 26

  • International Aura Awareness Day
  • National Cake Day
  • Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses
  • World Olive Tree Day

November 27

  • Advent Sunday
  • Artists Sunday, a day encouraging everyone to shop for art to give during the holiday season
  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 28

  • Cider Monday
  • Cyber Monday
  • National French Toast Day

November 29

  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Giving Tuesday
  • 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
  • National Mason Jar Day
  • National Mousse Day
  • Stay Home Because You're Well Day

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