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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 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
  But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.   

  Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.



How Holidays Begin & How to Start One


2016

Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Yellow Topaz       Flower= Chrysanthemum 

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.

Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

Thanksgiving History and Cartoon

 Punkin Chunkin History & Cartoons
Sadie Hawkins Day History and Cartoon
Peanut Butter Fun
History of Veteran's Day 
  and  Pittance of Time - Veteran's Day Song

The History of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)
(Note: This is the day felt to have started the Holocaust. It might not be for everyone.)
History of The Wuwuchim Ceremony
History of The Shalako Ceremony + Cartoon
History of The Navajo Night Chant Ceremony + Cartoon

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!



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.

 

November Monthly Observances

Adopt A Senior Pet Month Link 
Adopt A Turkey Month Link
American & National Diabetes Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Link  (See also August)
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month  Link

Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Link
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
(11/16-12/31)
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 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
National Pomegranate Month
Link
National PPSI Aids Awareness Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
Link
National Scholarship Month
Link
NoSHAVEmber (US - Beard Month or Movember (Australia - Moustache Month )
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Link
Pet Diabetes Month Link
Picture Book Month Link
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)
Vegan Month
Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month
World Sponge Month
Link

November Weekly Observances

*National Fig Week: 1-7
*National Patient Accessibility Week: 1-7
*World Communication Week: 1-7
National Farm Toy Show Days: 4-6 (First Full Weekend)
Sherlock Holmes Weekend: 4-6
(Also was March 18-20)
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: 6-12
Link   (First Full Week)
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 6-12
Link   (First Full Week)
*Dear Santa Letter Week: 7-13

Give Wildlife A Brake! Week: 7-11 Link (First Week)
National Young Reader's Week: 7-11   Link  
(Second Week)
National Donor Sabath: 11-13 (The Fri.Sat.Sun. 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving)
National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week: 12-20 Link  (Begins on 2nd Saturday for 9 days)
Geography Awareness Week: 13-19
Link  (2nd Full Week)
International Restorative Justice Week: 13-20 Link 
(Third Week)
National Nurse Practioner's Week: 13-19
Link  Link
Perioperative Nurse Week: 13-19  Link
National Radiologic Technology Week: 13-19 Link
National Split Pea Soup Week: 13-19 (2nd Week) Link
World Kindness Week: 13-19
   Link    (Always has the 13th in it)
American Education Week: 14-18
Link (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)
National Book Awards Week: 14-20
National Farm-City Week: 18-24  (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)
American Sand Sculpting Competition: 18-27  Link
GERD Awareness Week: 20-26
(Week of Thanksgiving) Link
International Bible Week: 20-27 (Sunday before Thanksgiving to Sunday After It.)
International Fraud Awareness Week: 20-26 Link   (Third Week)
National Family Week: 20-26
(Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Game & Puzzle Week: 20-26 (Sunday-Saturday Thanksgiving Week)
*Better Conversation Week: 21-27
(Always Thanksgiving Week)
Church/State Separation Week: 21-25
 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Global Entrepreneurship Week: 21-27 Link 

National Deal Week: 23-29
 (Week begins on the Wed. aka day before Thanksgiving)

November Daily Observances



NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

 

*All Saints' Day: 1
*Autistic Speaking Day: 1  Link
*Birth of Baha'U'Llah: 1
*Birth of The Bab: 1

*Hockey Mask Day: 1
*Dia de Los Muertos: 1 (Day of The Dead)
*Extra Mile Day: 1
*Give Up Your Shoulds Day: 1
Link
*National Authors' Day: 1
*National Family Caregiver Day: 1
*National Family Literacy Day: 1
*National Go Cook For Your Pets Day: 1
*Prime Meridian Day: 1
*World Vegan Day: 1
Link
*All Souls Day: 2
*Cookie Monster Day: 2  
Link  (See also May 25)
*International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists: 2 
Link
*National Traffic Professionals Day: 2
(The following Monday if the 2nd lands on Sat. or Sun.)
*Plan Your Epitaph Day: 2
*Cliché Day: 3
National Men Make Dinner Day: 3  Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed!  :) Link 
(First  Thursday)
*Public Television Day: 3
*Sandwich Day: 3 Link
*SOS Day: 3
*National Chicken Lady Day: 4
*National Candy Day: 4  Link

Love Your Lawyer Day: 4 Link
(First Friday)
Punkin Chunkin: 4-6
*Use Your Common Sense Day: 4
National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day: 4
(First Friday)
Digital Scrapbooking Day: 5
(First Saturday)
*National Love Your Red Hair Day: 5
Pumpkin Destruction Day: 5 (First Saturday)

Sadie Hawkins Day: 5 (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.
  Although...in 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: 5 (First Saturday)
*Stout Day: 5  Link
Daylight Savings Time Ends: 6  (Turn Back 1 Hour)  @2:00 AM
*International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: 6
*National Nachos Day: 6
Link
*Saxophone Day: 6
Zero Tasking Day: 6
(First Sunday)
*Employee Brotherhood Day: 7    Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
Fill Our Staplers Day: 7 (Also March 14. Always Day after Daylight Savings Ends)
*International Merlot Day: 7  Link
Job Action Day: 7
Link   (First Monday)
*National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day: 7  Link
*National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day: 7 Link
Traffic Directors Day: 7 
Link  (First  Monday)
*Abet and Aid Punsters Day: 8
*Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day: 8
*Dunce Day: 8 Link
Election Day: 8

*National Parents As Teachers Day: 8
*National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day: 8   Link
National Young Reader's Day: 8 Link 
(2nd Tuesday)
*X-ray Day: 8
*Kristallnacht: 9-10
*World Freedom Day: 9 
Link
*Area Code Day: 10
International Tempranillo Day: 10
(2nd Thursday) Link
*Marine Corps Birthday: 10
*Sesame Street Day: 10
*Windows Day (Microsoft): 10
*World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10
Link
*Death/Duty Day: 11
*Origami Day: 11
*Red Lipstick Day: 11

*Veterans Day: 11
Domino Day: 12 Link  (Some years 2nd Friday. Other years on 2nd Sat.)
*Baha'u'llah Day: 12
*Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 12 
Link
*World Pneumonia Day: 12
International Day of Prayer for The Persecuted Church: 13  Link
 (Usually 2nd Sunday. )
*World Kindness Day: 13 
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 Spicy Guacamole Day: 14
Link
*National Pickle Day: 14
*Operating Room Nurse Day: 14 
Link
*Spirit of NSA (National Speakers Association) Day: 14
*World Diabetes Day: 14 Link
 World Orphans Day: 14
(2nd Monday)
*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 Entrepreneurship Day: 15  Link 
(Third Tuesday)
*National Philanthropy Day: 15
Link
*Rock Your Mocs Day: 15
Link or Link
*International Day for Tolerance: 16   Link
*National Button Day: 16 Link
Beaujolais Nouveau Day: 17  (Third Thursday) Link
Great American Smokeout: 17
Link 
(Thursday before Thanksgiving)
*Homemade Bread Day: 17
*National Unfriend Day: 17
Link
*Petroleum Day: 17 Link
*World Prematurity Awareness Day: 17  Link
*European Antibiotic Awareness Day: 18
Link
GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) : 18
Link  (3rd Wednesday)
*Married To A Scorpio Support Day: 18
*Mickey Mouse Day: 18
*National Apple Cider Day: 18
Link
National Educational Support Professionals Day: 16
(Wednesday of week before Thanksgiving)
*Push-button Phone Day: 18
Substitute Educators Day: 18
(Friday of American Education Week)
*American Made Matters Day: 19  Link
*Equal Opportunity Day (aka Gettysburg Address Day): 19  Link
Family Volunteer Day: 19
(Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
Guinness World Record Day: 19
Link  (Third Saturday)
*Have A Bad Day Day: 19

International Games Day (Libraries): 19
Link  (Used to be Nov.10 and called Gaming Day) (Now always 3rd Saturday)
*International Men's Day: 19 Link
Mother Goose Day: 19  Link (Sunday Before Thanksgiving. Different than the one in May.)

National Adoption Day: 19 (Saturday before Thanksgiving) Link
National Day of Play: 19
Link  (Third Saturday)
National Survivors of Suicide Day (Saturday before Thanksgiving): 19 Link  Link
Playmobil's National Day of Play: 19
Link (Third Saturday)
*Rocky and Bullwinkle Day: 19
Use Less Stuff Day: 19 Link
(Thursday of Week Before Thanksgiving)
*World Philosophy Day: 19
*Women's Entrepreneurship Day: 19 Link
*World Toilet Day: 19 Link

*African Industrialization Day: 20
Crystal Skull World Day: 20 Link
(Sunday of 4th week?)
Do Dah Day (Pasadena): 20 Link (Note: Many towns have one. Pasadena originiated it.)
*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
*Transgender Day of Remembrance: 20
*Universal Children's Day: 20
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: 20 Link
(3rd Sunday)
*Alascattalo Day (About Alaska & humor): 21
*World Hello Day: 21
*World Television Day: 21
*Doctor Who Day: 23

*Fibonacci Day: 23
Link
*International Day To End Impunity: 23  Link

*International Image Consultant Day: 23
Tie One On Day: 23 (
Day Before Thanksgiving)
*National Espresso Day: 23 Link

*Brownielocks Day: 24
Link
*Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day: 24
*D.B. Cooper Day: 24
Link
 National Day of Mourning: 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
Link
Thanksgiving Day: 24
Turkey-free Thanksgiving: 24

Black Friday: 25  (Day After Thanksgiving)
*Blase´Day: 25

Buy Nothing Day: 25-26
(First Shopping Day After Thanksgiving) 
Flossing Day: 25 (Always Day After Thanksgiving) 
Link
Fur Free Friday: 25 Link   (Day After Thanksgiving)
*International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day: 25
*International Hat Day: 25
Link

Maize Day: 25
(Day After Thanksgiving)
National Day of Listening: 25
(Day after Thanksgiving) Link
National Native American Heritage Day: 25
Link (Always Day After Thanksgiving)
*Shopping Reminder Day: 25
Sinkie Day: 25
(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: 25  (Always Day After Thanksgiving)
International Aura Awareness Day: 26
 (4th Saturday)
*World Day of Giving: 26
Link (Last Saturday)
Small Business Saturday: 26
(First Saturday After Thanksgiving)
Cider Monday: 28
(First Monday after Thanksgiving)
Cyber Monday: 28
(First Monday after Thanksgiving)
*Electronic Greetings Day: 29
Giving Tuesday: 29
(The day after Cyber Monday)
*International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People: 29
*Square Dancing Day: 29
Link

*Computer Security Day: 30
*National Meth Awareness Day: 30
Link
Rabi'I: 30
Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighting: 30
*Stay Home Because You're Well Day: 30


November  2016
Moon Phases

7
First Qtr.
2:51 pm
EDT

14
Full Moon
8:52  am
EST

 

21
Las Last Qtr.
3:33 am
EST

29
New Moon

7:18 am
EST

Full Moon on  the 14th  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.

 

Moon Animation Credit

 

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