November 2018 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 2018 Monthly Observances

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • Movember, a campaign for members to grow their moustaches throughout the month to raise awareness for men's health
  • 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 Marrow 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
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Vegan Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

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November 2018 Weekly Observances

  • American Education Week (November 12-16)
  • National Family Week (November 18-24)
  • National Game & Puzzle Week (November 18-24)

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November 2018 Daily Observances

November 1

  • All Saints' Day
  • Extra Mile Day, a day promoting positive change in families
  • National Author's Day
  • National Brush Your Teeth Day
  • National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • National Men Make Dinner Day
  • National Pâté Day
  • National Vinegar Day

November 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Fountain Pen Day
  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
  • National Deviled Egg Day
  • National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness and Appreciation Day
  • National Traffic Professionals Day

November 3

  • Cliché Day
  • National Bison Day
  • Pumpkin Destruction Day
  • Sandwich Day

November 4

  • Daylight Saving Time ends
  • National Candy Day
  • Zero-Tasking Day, a day to promote relaxation during the extra hour due to Daylight Saving Time

November 5

  • Color the World Orange Day, a day to spread awareness about the painful condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (chronic pain)
  • Guy Fawkes Day in England
  • Job Action Day
  • National Chinese Take-Out Day
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day

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November 6

  • General Election Day
  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • National Nachos Day
  • Saxophone Day

November 7

  • Diwali, a festival of lights in India
  • International Merlot 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
  • 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

  • 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 Everything (Except Anchovies) Day
  • World Pneumonia Day

November 13

  • National Indian Pudding Day

November 14

  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • National Educational Support Professionals Day
  • National Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • World Diabetes Day

November 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • Great American Smokeout, celebrating smoke-free environments
  • I Love to Write Day
  • National Bundt Day
  • National Philanthropy Day
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
  • World Philosophy Day

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November 16

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

November 17

  • Homemade Bread Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • National Baklava Day
  • National Unfriend Day, a day to promote trimming down friends on social media
  • World Prematurity Day

November 18

  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day
  • National Apple Cider Day
  • National Princess Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 19

  • Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
  • "Have a Bad Day" Day
  • International Games Day
  • International Men's Day
  • National Play Monopoly Day
  • World Toilet 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
  • Tie One on Day, a day to give baked goods that are wrapped in aprons to neighbors
  • World Hello Day
  • World Television Day

November 22

  • Thanksgiving Day

November 23

  • Black Friday
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Dine Over Your Kitchen Sink Day
  • Full Beaver Moon
  • National Cashew Day
  • National Eat a Cranberry Day
  • National Espresso Day
  • National Flossing Day
  • Native American Heritage Day

November 24

  • Brunette Pride Day
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • International Aura Awareness Day
  • National Sardines Day
  • Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses

November 25

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • National Parfait Day

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November 26

  • Cider Monday
  • Cyber Monday
  • National Cake Day

November 27

  • Giving Tuesday
  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 28

  • National French Toast Day

November 29

  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • 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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