November 2020 Holidays

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November comes from the Latin word novem, "nine," because this had been the ninth month in the early Roman calendar.
(Note: Although it's our eleventh month, the name never got changed.)
Stone = Yellow Topaz      Flower = Chrysanthemum

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All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history; or, we validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank. I realize social media spouts these daily. I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake. Maybe they're fun, but, Beware! Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their information.

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November 2020 Monthly Holidays

Adopt A Senior Pet Month Link  Link
Adopt A Turkey Month Link
American Diabetes Month
American Indian Heritage Month Link  (See also August)
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Children's Grief Awareness Month  Link
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month  Link
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month Link
Eye Donation Month
Family Stories Month Link
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month Link
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Manatee Awareness Month Link
Movember Link
MADD's Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/1-12/31)
Military Family Appreciation Month Link
National Adoption Month
National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Month
National COPD Month Link
National Diabetes Month
National Entrepreneurship Month Link
National Family Caregivers Month Link
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Gratitude Month  Link
National Healthy Skin Month Link
National Home Care & Hospice Month Link
National Impotency Month Link
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Memoir Writing Month
National Long-term Care Awareness Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness & Appreciation Month Link
National Native American Heritage Month Link
National Family Literacy Month
National Novel Writing Month Link
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month Link
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month Link  Link  (Also in May Different Sponsor)
National Pomegranate Month Link
National PPSI Aids Awareness Month
National Runaway Prevention Month Link
National Scholarship Month Link
NET Cancer Awareness Month  Link
NoSHAVEember (US - Beard Month or Movember (Australia - Moustache Month )  Link  Link
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Link
Pet Diabetes Month Link
Picture Book Month Link
PPSI Aids Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month Link
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month Link
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Link
Sweet Potato Awareness Month Link  (See also February)
Teff and Millet Month Link
Triple Crown of Surfing (11/12-12/20)
World Vegan Month
Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

November 2020 Weekly Holidays

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: 1-8  Link   (First Full Week)
Give Wildlife A Brake! Week: 1-7  Link (First Week)
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 1-7  Link   (First Full Week)

*National Fig Week: 1-7
Polar Bear Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
*World Communication Week: 1-7
National Patient Accessibility Week: 2-6 (First M-F Week)
World Karaoke Championships: 2-7 Link
National Farm Toy Show Days: 6-8 (First Full Weekend)
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 6-8 (March 13-15,  November 6-8)  LINK
*Dear Santa Letter Week: 7-13
National Nurse Practioner's Week: 8-14 Link  Link
National Radiologic Technology Week: 8-14 Link  (Must include Nov. 8)
Perioperative Nurse Week: 8-14 Link
Snowcare For Troops Awareness Week: 8-14
World Kindness Week: 8-14  Link    (Always has the 13th in it)
National Book Awards Week: 8-14
Childrens' Book Week: 9-15 Link  (2nd Week)
National Seat Belt Reinforcement Week: 9-29  Link
National Split Pea Soup Week: 9-15 (2nd Week starts on Monday) Link
National Young Readers Week: 9-15 (Pizza Hut - 2nd Week) Link
National Donor Sabath: 13-15 (The Fri.Sat.Sun. 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving)
World Antibiotic Awareness Week: 13-19
Geography Awareness Week: 15-21 Link  (3rd Full Week)

International Fraud Awareness Week: 15-21 Link   (2nd or 3rd Week)
National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week: 15-22 Link  (Week before Thanksgiving)
International Restorative Justice Week: 16-22 Link  (Third Week Begins on Monday)
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 16-23 Link 
American Education Week: 16-20 Link (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)
Medical Cannabis Week: 16-20 Link (Moved from May)
National Drone Safety Awareness Week: 16-22 Link
National Global Entrepreneurship Week: 16-22 Link
National Farm-City Week: 19-26  (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)
International Games Week: 21-28 (Begins on 3rd Saturday)

Church/State Separation Week: 22-28  (Always Thanksgiving Week)
GERD Awareness Week: 22-28 (Week of Thanksgiving) Link
National Bible Week: 22-29 (Sunday before Thanksgiving to Sunday After It.)
National Family Week: 22-28 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Game & Puzzle Week: 22-28 (Sunday-Saturday Thanksgiving Week)
Better Conversation Week: 23-28 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Deal Week: 25-12/1   (Week begins on the Wed. aka day before Thanksgiving)
American Sand Sculpting Competition: 19-28/2021 Link  Cancelled in 2020.

November 2020 Daily Holidays

*All Saints' Day: 1
*Author's Day: 1 Link
*Autistic Speaking Day: 1  Link
*Cinnamon Day: 1  Link
Daylight Saving Time Ends: 1 (Turn Back 1 Hour  @2:00 AM)
*Dia de Los Muertos: 1 (Day of The Dead)
*Extra Mile Day: 1
*Forgiveness & Happiness Day: 1
*Give Up Your Shoulds Day: 1 Link
*Hockey Mask Day: 1
International Day of Prayer for The Persecuted Church: 1  Link  (Usually 1st or 2nd Sunday. )
*National Authors' Day: 1
*National Brush Day: 1  Link
*National Calzone Day: 1  Link
*National Deep Fried Clams Day: 1 Link  (See also July 3)
*National Family Caregiver Day: 1
*National Family Literacy Day: 1
*National Go Cook For Your Pets Day: 1
*National Sports Fan Day: 1
*Plan Your Epitaph Day: 1
*Prime Meridian Day: 1
*World Vegan Day: 1 Link
Zero Tasking Day: 1
(First Sunday)

*All Souls Day: 2
Color The World Orange Day: 2 Link  (First Monday)
*Cookie Monster Birthday: 2  Link   Link  (See also May 25)
Fill Our Staplers Day: 2 (Also March 9.  Always Day after Daylight Savings Ends)
*International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists: 2  Link
Job Action Day: 2  Link (First Monday)
*National Traffic Professionals Day: 2 (The following Monday if the 2nd lands on Sat. or Sun.)
Traffic Directors Day: 2  Link  (First  Monday)

*Cliché Day: 3
Election Day: 3
*Public Television Day: 3

SOS Day: 3

International Stress Awareness Day: 4  Link  (First Wednesday)
*National Chicken Lady Day: 4
*National Candy Day: 4 
*National Easy-Bake Oven Day: 4
*Use Your Common Sense Day: 4

*Firewood Day: 5
National Cash Back Day: 5 (First Thursday)  Link
*National Medical Cannabis Day: 5  Link 

*National Love Your Red Hair Day: 5 Link
National Men Make Dinner Day: 5  (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed! ) :) Link  (First  Thursday)
*Play Monopoly Day: 5  Link
Stout Day: 5  Link  (First  Thursday)
*World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5

*International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: 6
*Button Day: 6  Link
Fountain Pen Day: 6  Link  (First Friday)
Love Your Lawyer Day: 6 Link (First Friday)
*Marijuana Recreational Legalization Day (Colorado & Washington): 6  Link
National Jersey Friday: 6 (Football)  (First Friday)
National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day: 6  (First Friday)
*National Nachos Day: 6 Link
*Saxophone Day: 6


Bison Day: 7 (First Saturday)
Digital Scrapbooking Day: 7 (First Saturday)
*Employee Brotherhood Day: 7 Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*International Merlot Day: 7  Link
*National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day: 7 Link
*National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day: 7 Link
National Play Outside Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
*Notary Public Day: 7 Link
Pumpkin Destruction Day: 7 (First Saturday)
Sadie Hawkins Day: 7 (See Note Below)  Link  Link
(Always First Saturday.  This is what Chase's Calendar put and so I stuck with that formula for this observance.  But, a Sadie Hawkins Dance can be held anytime a school or someone wants to have one.
 Also, some call Leap Year Day - Feb. 29 as Sadie Hawkins Day also because tradition states that women can ask the men to marry them on that  day. 
 To me, Leap Year Day is not Sadie Hawkins Day and they are two separate observances.
 Asking a guy to a dance is different than asking him to marry you. the cartoon strip, once the single gals caught their guys in the annual footrace, the men were forced to marry the gal that caught them aka a shotgun wedding per se. ;) 
 Hope this helps to clarify things a bit.
Sausage and Kraut Day: 7 (First Saturday)
World Numbat Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)

*Abet and Aid Punsters Day: 8
*Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day: 8
*Dunce Day: 8 Link
*Intersex Day of Remembrance: 8  Link
*National Parents As Teachers Day: 8
*National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day: 8   Link
*Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day: 8
*X-ray Day: 8

*Carl Sagan Day: 9  Link  Link
*Kristallnacht: 9-10
*Microtia Awareness Day: 9  Link
*National Child Safety Council Day: 9
*World Freedom Day: 9 
World Orphans Day: 9 (2nd Monday)

*Area Code Day: 10
*International Accounting Day: 10  Link (Note: National Accounting Day is in May)
National Young Readers Day: 10 Link  (2nd Tuesday)
*NET Cancer Awareness Day: 10  Link
*Marine Corps Birthday: 10
*Sesame Street Day: 10
*Windows Day (Microsoft): 10
*World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 Link

*Armistice Day: 11 Link
*Death/Duty Day: 11
International Pathology Day: 11 Link  (2nd Wednesday)
*Forget-Me-Not Day: 11 Link   (Also Sept. 26) Note: Some say it's Nov. 10.
*National Homunculus Awareness Day: 11  Link
*Origami Day: 11
*Red Lipstick Day: 11
*Veteran's Day: 11  (Observed) Note: Some also say this is Forget Me Not Day.  See February 24.)

*Chicken Soup For The Soul Day: 12  Link
International Tempranillo Day: 12 (2nd Thursday) Link
*Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 12  Link

*National French Dip Day: 12 Link
*World Pneumonia Day: 12

Domino Day: 13 Link  (Some years 2nd Friday. Other years on 2nd Sat.)
*Sandwich Day: 13 Link
*World Kindness Day: 13  Link  Link


Diwali: 14 Link  (This varies every year. See link.)
*International Girls Day: 14
*International Selfie Day (Diabetes Foundation): 14 Link 
*Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day: 14 
*National American Teddy Bear Day: 14 Link
*National Block It Out Day: 14
*National Family PJ Day: 14 (Sponsor is Soma, Different than one below by Company Store.)
*National Pickle Day: 14 (See also Oct. 14)
*National Spicy Guacamole Day: 14
*Operating Room Nurse Day: 14  Link
*Spirit of NSA (National Speakers Association) Day: 14
*World Diabetes Day: 14 Link

*America Recycles Day: 15
*George Spelvin Day or More Than One Role Day: 15
*I Love to Write Day: 15
*National Bundt (Pan) Day: 15
*National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day: 15
*National Philanthropy Day: 15 Link
*Steve Irwin Day: 15 Link
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: 15 Link (3rd Sunday)

*International Day for Tolerance: 16   Link
*National Button Day: 16 Link
*Teddy Bear Day (Historic) :  16  Link  (Note: There's another one 9/9)

*Homemade Bread Day: 17
National Entrepreneurship Day: 17  Link  (Third Tuesday)
Parents Day: 17 Link (Tuesday of National Education Week)

*National Unfriend Day: 17 Link
*Petroleum Day: 17 Link

*Take A Hike Day: 17 Link
*World Prematurity Awareness Day: 17  Link

*European Antibiotic Awareness Day: 18 Link
GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) : 18 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
Guinness World Record Day: 18 Link 
*Married To A Scorpio Support Day: 18
*Mickey Mouse Day: 18
*National Apple Cider Day: 18 Link
National Educational Support Professionals Day: 18  Link  (Wednesday of American Education Week) 
*National Princess Day: 18  Link
*Push-button Phone Day: 18

*American Made Matters Day: 19  Link
Beaujolais Nouveau Day: 19  (Third Thursday) Link
Children's Grief Awareness Day: 19 Link
Educator For A Day: 19 Link (Thursday of American Education Week)
*Equal Opportunity Day (aka Gettysburg Address Day): 19  Link
Great American Smokeout: 19 Link  (Third Thursday)
*Have A Bad Day Day: 19
*International Men's Day: 19 Link
National Parental Involvement Day: 19  Link
National Rural Health Day: 19 (3rd Thursday) Link
*Rocky and Bullwinkle Day: 19
Use Less Stuff Day: 19 Link (Thursday of Week Before Thanksgiving)
*Women's Entrepreneurship Day: 19 Link
World Pancreatic Cancer Day: 19 Link  (Third Thursday)
World Philosophy Day: 19  (Third Thursday)
*World Toilet Day: 19 Link

*African Industrialization Day: 20
*Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D.: 20 Link
*Name Your PC Day: 20
*National Peanut Butter Fudge Day: 20  Link
Substitute Educators Day: 20 Link (Friday of American Education Week)
*Transgender Day of Remembrance: 20
*Universal Children's Day: 20

*Alascattalo Day (About Alaska & humor): 21
Family Volunteer Day: 21 (Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
International Games Day (Libraries): 21 Link  (3rd Saturday)
National Adoption Day: 21 (Saturday before Thanksgiving) Link
*National Red Mitten Day: 21 (Canada) Link
National Survivors of Suicide Day (Saturday before Thanksgiving): 21  Link
Playmobil's National Day of Play: 21 Link (Third Saturday)  Link
*World Hello Day: 21  Link
*World Television Day: 21

Crystal Skull World Day: 22 Link (Sunday of 4th week?)
Do Dah Day (Pasadena): 22 Link (Note: Many towns have one. Pasadena originiated it.)
*Humane Society Day: 22
Mother Goose Day: 22  Link (Sunday Before Thanksgiving. Different than the one in May.) Cancelled Due to COVID-19

National Family Pajama Night: 22 Link (The Company Store. Different than the one on November 14 by Soma.) (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
Stir Up Sunday: 22 (5 weeks before Christmas)


*Doctor Who Day: 23
*Fibonacci Day: 23 Link
*International Image Consultant Day: 23
*National Espresso Day: 23 Link
*Old Clem's Night: 23  Link


*Brownielocks Day: 24 Link
*Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day: 24
*D.B. Cooper Day: 24 Link

*Blase'Day: 25
*International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day: 25
*International Hat Day: 25
*Shopping Reminder Day: 25
National Jukebox Day: 25  Link  (Day Before Thanksgiving)
*National Play With Dad Day: 25 Link
Spitegiving: 25 (Always The Day Before Thanksgiving)
Tie One On Day: 25 (Day Before Thanksgiving= honors Aprons)

National Day of Mourning: 26 (Thanksgiving Day) Link
*National Milk Day: 26 Link
Thanksgiving Day: 26
Turkey-free Thanksgiving: 26

Black Friday: 27  (Day After Thanksgiving)
Buy Nothing Day: 27-29 (First Shopping Day After Thanksgiving) 
Flossing Day: 27 (Always Day After Thanksgiving) Link
Fur Free Friday: 27 Link   (Day After Thanksgiving)
Maize Day: 27 (Day After Thanksgiving)
*National Craft Jerky Day: 27  Link
National Day of Listening: 27 (Day after Thanksgiving) Link
National Native American Heritage Day: 27 Link (Always Day After Thanksgiving)
Random Acts of Kindness Friday: 27  Link  (Friday after Thanksgiving)
Sinkie Day: 27  Link
(Some call it "The Sink Day" when you eat over the sink all the Thanksgiving leftovers.
The definition says "It's the day after thanksgiving." )

You're Welcomegiving Day: 27  (Always Day After Thanksgiving)

International Aura Awareness Day: 28  (4th Saturday)
Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighting: 28 ?
Small Business Saturday: 28 (First Saturday After Thanksgiving)


*Catterntide: 29 Link
*Electronic Greetings Day: 29
*International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People: 29
*Square Dancing Day: 29 Link


*Blue Beanie Day: 30 Link
Cider Monday: 30 (Monday after Thanksgiving)
*Cities for Life Day: 30  Link
*Computer Security Day: 30
Cyber Monday: 30 (Monday after Thanksgiving)
*Day of Remembrance of All Victims of Chemical Warfare: 30
*National Mason Jar Day: 30  Link
*National Meth Awareness Day: 30 Link
*National Personal Space Day: 30 Link
*Stay Home Because You're Well Day: 30

November 2020 Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

Last Qtr.
8:46 am

New Moon
12:07 am


First Qtr.
 11:45 pm

Full Moon.
 4:30 am

Full Moon on the 30th  is called "Beaver Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year those little beavers are industriously preparing for winter.

November 30th will also have a partial eclipse of the moon that can be seen in the Pacific Ocean,
and North America.

Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
Thanks to Mary for letting me know about National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
Thanks to Kerry Willard for letting me know about National Novel Writing Month
Thanks to Michael Reed for letting me know about National Survivors of Suicide Day.
Thanks to Kelsey Winston for letting me know about Meth Awareness Day.
Thanks to Angie Pedersen for letting me know about National Digital Scrapbooking Day
Thanks to Robert Smith for letting me know about Cookie Monster Day.
Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about World Communication Week and Pursuit of Happiness Week.
Thanks to Kristi Kurtz for letting me know about National Radiologic Technology Week.
Thanks to Chris Schorn for letting me know about NoSHAVEmber (aka Beard Month) 
Thanks to Lauren Larson for letting me know about World Toilet Day
Thanks to Ronnie Foreman for letting me know about Fibonacci Day.
Thanks to Debi Ritger for letting me know about GIS Day.
Thanks to Jan Owens for letting me know about National Day of Listening.
Thanks to Laura Toff for letting me know about Pancreatic Cancer Month.
Thanks to Joseph Murphy for letting me know about Domino Day.
Thanks to Ayita to letting me know about National Native American Heritage Day/Month.
Thanks to Christina Campbell for letting me know about Global Entrepreneurship Week and Geography Awareness Week.
Thanks to Roger Newcomb for letting me know about Give Up Your Shoulds Day.
Thanks to Jeff Adams for letting me know about Health Information and Technology Week.
Thanks to Jeff Wieland for letting me know about Historic Bridge Awareness Month.
Thanks to Allyson Smith for letting me know about Prematurity Awareness Day.
Thanks to Roger W. Hancock for letting me know about National Bible Week and Equal Opportunity Day.
Thanks to Drake Ott for letting me know about Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D.
Thanks to Jenny Levine for telling me about National Gaming Day.
Thanks to Chevie Ruder for letting me know about Small Business Saturday.
Thanks to Conrad Golbov for letting me know about National Day of Listening.
Thanks to Tom Olson for letting me know about National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
Thanks to Hallie Pelham for letting me know about National Pickle Day.
Thanks to Bonnie W. Womac for letting me know about National Button Day.
Thanks to Liz Bennett for letting me know about American Made Matters Day.
Thanks to Sharon E. Morgan for letting me know about National Spicy Guacamole Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Picture Book Month and European Antibiotic Awareness Day, National Healthy Skin Month, Stomach Cancer Awareness Month, Drowsy-Driving Prevention Week, GERD Awareness Week, National Entrepreneurship Month, Perioperative Nurse Week, Crystal Skull World Day.International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, World Freedom Day, World Science Day for Peace and Development, National Day of Giving, Adopt A Turkey Month, Pet Diabetes Month,
Thanks to Bernice Mascher for letting me know about Roc Your Mocs Day.
Thanks to Kristin Dillenburg for letting me know about National Apple Cider Day.
Thanks to Dolores Rohrich for letting me know about National Split Pea Soup Week.
Thanks to Pastor Randy Thompson for letting me know about International Day of Prayer for The Persecuted Church.
Thanks to Jenn Stahre for letting me know about Love Your Lawyer Day.
Thanks to MaryBeth Kriskey for letting me know about International Restorative Justice Week.
Thanks to Daniel Au Valencia for letting me know about Autistic Speaking Day.
Thanks to Rebecca Hiles for letting me know about NET Cancer Awareness Month and Day.   
Thanks to Wayne Bosma for letting me know about Fountain Pen Day.
Thanks to Susan Shuman for letting me know about National Homunculus Awareness Day.
Thanks to Katy Baker-Smith for letting me know about Notary Public Day and Carl Sagan Day.

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