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November Holidays: Strange, Weird, and Unusual November Observances

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November Holidays & Strange Observances

It’s time for another rendition of strange, weird, and usual holidays here on MamaNYC! I cannot believe it’s November already, but I did check my calendar (numerous times) just to be sure. Longtime MamaNYC readers know all too well that I post a LONG list of strange holidays every month, which are out of this world and totally bizarre.

Although a majority of these November holidays may seem weird, I have included ALL observances so you will find serious or usual practiced observances on top of these bizarre holidays. Not every holiday on this list is strange, but I can assure you there are many that will boggle your mind!   

Looking for a list of holidays celebrated during a different month? You’ll find each and every month available on this list located at the bottom of this post. Jump to the bottom of the page for a complete list of strange holidays available on MamaNYC!

November Monthly Observances

Adopt A Senior Pet Month  
American & National Diabetes Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Diabetic Eye Disease MonthFamily Stories Month November
Epilepsy Awareness Month 
Family Stories Month 
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Greens and Plantains Month 
Historic Bridge Awareness Month 
International Drum (Percussion) Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Adoption Month
National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National Family Caregivers Month 
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Impotency Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Life Writing Month
National Long-term Care Awareness Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month
National Native American Heritage MonthNational Peanut Butter Day
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pomegranate Month 
National Roasting Month 
National Scholarship Month 
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 
Plum and Pomegranate Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
Spinach and Squash Month
Sweet Potato Awareness Month 
NoSHAVEmber (US – Beard Month or Movember (Australia – Moustache Month )
Vegan Month

November Weekly Observances

National Fig Week: 1-7
National Patient Accessibility Week: 1-7
World Communication Week: 1-7 
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 2-4  (Also March 16-18)
Health Information and Technology Week: 4-10 
International Fraud Awareness Week: 4-10 
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 4-10 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
National Deal Week: 21-28 (Week begins on the Wednesday/day before Thanksgiving)
National Nurse Practioner’s Week: 4-10
National Rad Tech Week: 4-10
Give Wildlife A Break Week: 5-9  (First Week)
Dear Santa Letter Week: 7-13
Pursuit of Happiness Week: 7-13 
American Education Week: 11-17 (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)
Geography Awareness Week: 11-17  (2nd Full Week)
National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week: 11-17 
National Global Entrepreneurship Week: 12-18  (2nd Week M-Sun.)
World Kindness Week: 12-18 
National Young Reader’s Week: 12-16  (2nd Full Week)
National Farm-City Week: 16-22 (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)
National Bible Week: 18-24 (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
National Family Week: 18-24
National Game & Puzzle Week: 18-24
Better Conversation Week: 19-25
Church/State Separation Week: 22-26

November Daily Observances

All Saints’ Day: 1
Give Up Your Shoulds Day: 1
National Authors’ Day: 1
National Family Literacy Day: 1
National Go Cook For Your Pets Day: 1
National Men Make Dinner Day: 1
Prime Meridian Day: 1World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day: 1
All Souls Day: 2
Cookie Monster Day: 2 
National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day: 2 (First Friday)
Plan Your Epitaph Day: 2
Pumpkin Chunkin Days: 2-4 
Traffic Directors Day: 2  (If it falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday)
Cliché Day: 3
National Gaming Day (Libraries): 3   (Always 1st Saturday) 
Sadie Hawkins Day: 3   (Always First Saturday)
Sandwich Day: 3 
Daylight Saving Time ends: 4
National Chicken Lady Day: 4
Use Your Common Sense Day: 4
Zero Tasking Day: 4
ABC, Disney, "Day of Giving for Victims of Sandy" Day: 5
Job Action Day: 5  (First Monday)
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: 6
Election Day: 6
Saxophone Day: 6
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day: 7
National Parents As Teachers Day: 8
Abet and Aid Punsters Day: 8
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day: 8
X-ray Day: 8
Domino Day: 9  (2nd Friday)
Kristallnacht: 9-10Sesame Street Day
National Donor Sabbath Days: 9-11  (Two Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
Area Code Day: 10
Sesame Street Day: 10
Marine Corps Birthday: 10
National Day of Play: 10
Windows Day (Microsoft): 10
Death/Duty Day: 11
International Tongue Twister Day: 11  (2nd Sunday)
Origami Day: 11
Veterans Day: 11
World Kindness Day: 11 
Baha’u’llah Day: 12
Veteran’s Day (Observed): 12
 World Orphans Day: 12 (2nd Monday)
Diwali: 13  (Varies every year)
National Young Reader’s Day: 13  (2nd Tuesday)
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day: 14 
National American Teddy Bear Day: 14
National Educational Support Professionals Day: 14 (Wednesday of week before Thanksgiving)
International Girls Day: 14
Spirit of NSA (National Speakers Association) Day: 14
Universal Children’s Day: 14 Guinness World Record Day
World Diabetes Day: 14
America Recycles Day: 15
Great American Smokeout: 15  (Thursday before Thanksgiving)
Guinness World Record Day: 15
I Love to Write Day: 15
National Bundt (Pan) Day: 15
National Philanthropy Day: 15 
Use Less Stuff Day: 15  (Thursday of Week Before Thanksgiving)
International Day for Tolerance: 16
Homemade Bread Day: 17
National Unfriend Day: 17
Playmobil’s National Day of Play: 17   (3rd Saturday)
Family Volunteer Day: 17 (Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
National Adoption Day: 17 (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
 National Day of Play: 17  (3rd Saturday)
National Survivors of Suicide Day: 17  (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
World Prematurity Awareness Day: 17Mickey Mouse Day
Married To A Scorpio Support Day: 18
Mickey Mouse Day: 18
Push-button Phone Day: 18
Transgender Day of Remembrance: 18  (3rd Sunday)
Equal Opportunity Day (aka Gettysburg Address Day): 19 
Have A Bad Day Day: 19
International Men’s Day: 19
Rocky and Bullwinkle Day: 19
World Toilet Day: 19 
African Industrialization Day: 20
Children’s Day: 20
Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D.: 20
Name Your PC Day: 20
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day: 20
Universal Children’s Day: 20
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: 20
Alascattalo Day (About Alaska & humor): 21
GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) : 21  (3rd Wednesday)
Tie One On Day: 21 (Day Before Thanksgiving)
World Hello Day: 21
World Television Day: 21
Humane Society Anniversary Day: 22Happy Thanksgiving 2012
Thanksgiving Day or National Day of Mourning: 22 (Native Americans )
Turkey-free Thanksgiving: 22
Black Friday: 23
Buy Nothing Day: 23-24 
Dr. Who Day: 23
Fibonacci Day: 23 
Flossing Day: 23 (Always Day After Thanksgiving)
Maize Day: 23 (Day After Thanksgiving)
National Day of Listening: 23 (Day after Thanksgiving) 
Sinkie Day: 23 (Some call it "The Sink Day" when you eat over the sink all the Thanksgiving leftovers, but the definition says "It’s the day after thanksgiving." )
National Native American Heritage Day: 23
Ashura: 24
Brownielocks Day: 24 
Small Business Saturday: 24   (First Saturday after Thanksgiving)
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day: 24
D.B. Cooper Day: 24
International Aura Awareness Day: 24  (Saturday After Thanksgiving)
Small Business Saturday: 24  (Saturday After Thanksgiving)
International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day: 25
Blase´Day: 25
Shopping Reminder Day: 25
You’re Welcomegiving Day: 25 
Cyber Monday: 26 (Monday after Black Friday)
National Day of Listening: 27
Electronic Greetings Day: 29
International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People: 29
Computer Security Day: 30
National Call Congress Day (Social Security): 30
National Meth Awareness Day: 30 
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day: 30

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My name is Nicole Napolitano and I am a full-time professional parenting blogger and work-at-home mom of two adorable and vivacious children (boy - 6 & girl - 2.5). I decided to develop MamaNYC in 2010 shortly (1-month) after transitioning from work-a-holic Internet marketing pro to the shoes of a stay-at-home mom (bored!). As a dedicated business manager for over 9-years, I was determined and positive that I would once again be a successful business woman -- whether or not I had a diaper bag tagging along! I am a New York City native, but relocated with my husband and our two kids to sunny Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. Leaving everything behind was scary, but it's time to make new memories. My interests include web design, Internet marketing, product development and research, SEO, movies, friends, and spending time with my family.

One thought on “November Holidays: Strange, Weird, and Unusual November Observances

  1. My daughter always likes telling me about what day it is…sometimes she even tries to celebrate our meal or activity around it. The 14th McDonald’s is celebrating their day with buy one Big Mac or Quater Pounder and get one for .14. My husband loves hamburgers and is planning on helping them celebrate their day! : ) My husband’s birthday is the next day, the Great American Smokeout…well, we will see how we celebrate that. : )

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