November 2019 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 2019 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 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
  • 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 2019 Weekly Observances

  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week (November 3-10)
  • International Games Week (November 3-9)
  • American Education Week (November 18-22)
  • Better Conversation Week (November 25-30)

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November 2019 Daily Observances

November 1

  • All Saints' Day
  • 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
  • Fountain Pen Day
  • National Author's Day
  • National Brush Your Teeth Day
  • National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness and Appreciation Day
  • National Pâté Day
  • National Sports Fan Day
  • National Vinegar Day

November 2

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

November 3

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

November 4

  • National Candy Day
  • National Easy-Bake Oven Day

November 5

  • Color the World Orange Day, a day to spread awareness about the painful condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (chronic pain)
  • General Election Day
  • 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

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

November 7

  • International Merlot Day
  • National Men Make Dinner 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

  • International Accounting Day
  • 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
  • Full Beaver Moon, so-named due to the amount of beavers who are busily preparing for the winter
  • 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 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 Donor Sabbath, a day to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation (November 15-17)
  • 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 Unfriend Day, a day to promote trimming down friends on social media
  • Take a Hike Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  • World Prematurity Day

November 18

  • Married to a Scorpio Support Day
  • National Apple Cider Day
  • National Princess Day

November 19

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

November 20

  • Name Your PC Day
  • National Educational Support Professionals Day
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Universal Children's Day

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November 21

  • Great American Smokeout, celebrating smoke-free environments
  • National Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • National Stuffing Day
  • World Hello Day
  • World Philosophy Day
  • World Television Day

November 22

  • Substitute Educators Day

November 23

  • International Aura Awareness Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • National Cashew Day
  • National Eat a Cranberry Day
  • National Espresso Day

November 24

  • Brunette Pride Day
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • National Sardines Day
  • Stir Up Sunday, a day celebrated in Great Britain for family members to help stir the batter to make the Christmas pudding

November 25

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

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November 26

  • National Cake Day

November 27

  • National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • National Jukebox Day
  • Tie One on Day, a day to give baked goods that are wrapped in aprons to neighbors

November 28

  • National Family Health History Day
  • National French Toast Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

November 29

  • Black Friday
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Dine Over Your Kitchen Sink Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People
  • National Flossing Day
  • National Lemon Cream Pie Day
  • National Rice Cake Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Square Dance Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

November 30

  • Computer Security Day
  • Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • National Mason Jar Day
  • National Mousse Day
  • Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses
  • Stay Home Because You're Well Day

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