All the Holidays and Observances in November

There are dozens of holidays to celebrate before Thanksgiving!

November is all about spending quality time with family. Of course, we're already anticipating gathering for Thanksgiving, but there are dozens of holidays to celebrate before then. November is Family Stories Month, and the third week of the month is National Family Week, so it's the perfect opportunity to learn about your family history. November is also National Native American Heritage Month.

It's also a time to recognize and appreciate service members. November is Veterans and Military Family Month and November 11 is Veterans Day.

Throughout the month, you can observe some tasty food holidays like Deviled Egg Day (November 2), National Nacho Day (November 6), National Apple Cider Day (November 18), and of course, the biggest food holiday of all—Thanksgiving Day on November 25.

Here are all the holidays and observances to celebrate this month.

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Monthly Observances in November

  • Aviation History Month
  • Child Safety and Protection Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Manatee Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • National Candle Month
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Appreciation Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Home Care and Hospice Month
  • National Inspirational Role Models Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Picture Book Month
  • Spinach & Squash Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • Veterans and Military Family Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

Weekly Observances in November

  • National Children's Book Week (November 7-13)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 8-14)
  • National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week (November 13-21)
  • National Young Readers Week (November 14-20)
  • World Kindness Week (November 14-20)
  • World Communications Week (November 14-20)
  • Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20)
  • American Education Week (November 15-19,)
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-27)
  • National Family Week (November 21-27)
  • National Game and Puzzle Week (November 21-27)

Daily Holidays in November

Monday, November 1

Tuesday, November 2

Wednesday, November 3

Thursday, November 4

  • King Tut Day
  • National Candy Day
  • National Men Make Dinner Day
  • Use Your Common Sense Day

Friday, November 5

  • American Football Day
  • National Redhead Day

Saturday, November 6

Sunday, November 7

Monday, November 8

  • Cook Something Bold Day
  • Dunce Day
  • International Tongue Twister Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • National Parents as Teachers Day
  • National STEM Day

Tuesday, November 9

  • Go to an Art Museum Day
  • World Freedom Day
  • World Adoption Day
  • Young Readers Day

Wednesday, November 10

  • International Accounting Day
  • National Forget-Me-Not Day
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Sesame Street Day
  • U.S. Marine Corps Birthday
  • World Science Day for Peace and Development

Thursday, November 11

  • National Sundae Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Veterans Day
  • World Origami Day

Friday, November 12

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • World Pneumonia Day

Saturday, November 13

Sunday, November 14

Monday, November 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • National Clean Out Your Fridge Day
  • National Drummer Day
  • National Philanthropy Day

Tuesday, November 16

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

Wednesday, November 17

Thursday, November 18

Friday, November 19

  • Equal Opportunity Day
  • Gettysburg Address Day
  • National Have a Bad Day Day

Saturday, November 20

  • Family Volunteer Day
  • National Absurdity Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • Universal Children's Day

Sunday, November 21

  • False Confession Day
  • World Hello Day

Monday, November 22

  • Go For a Ride Day
  • Start Your Own Country Day

Tuesday, November 23

Wednesday, November 24

  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Evolution Day

Thursday, November 25

Friday, November 26

Saturday, November 27

  • Small Business Saturday

Sunday, November 28

Monday, November 29

  • Cyber Monday
  • National Square Dance Day

Tuesday, November 30

  • Giving Tuesday
  • Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
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