November 2024 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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November 2024  Monthly Holidays

Adopt A Senior Pet Month Link  Link
Adopt A Turkey Month Link  Link (October thru December)
American Diabetes Month
American Indian Heritage Month Link 
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
Hepatitis C (HCV) Education, Awareness and Screening Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month Link
International Games Month (Libraries) Link  (Changed from Week to Month in 2022)
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Manatee Awareness Month Link
Movember Link
MADD's Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign (11/1- 1/1/24) Link
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
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
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Link
Pet Diabetes Month Link
Picture Book Month Link
PPHI 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)  Link
World Vegan Month
Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month

November 2024 Weekly Holidays


Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: 1-3  Link   (First Full Week)
National Farm Toy Show Days: 1-3  (First Full Weekend)
*National Fig Week: 1-7
*World Communication Week: 1-7
Give Wildlife A Brake! Week:3-9   Link (First Week)
National Book Awards Week: 3-9
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week: 3-9  Link   (First Full Week)
National Radiologic Technology Week: 3-9  Link  (Must include Nov. 8)
National Veterans Small Business Week: 3-9 (Usually first week in November. Can start in October sometimes.)  Link
Polar Bear Week: 3-9 (First Full Week)
Childrens Book Week: 4-10 Link  (Also May 6-12) (First full week starting Monday) 
National Patient Accessibility Week: 4-8  (First M-F Week)
*Dear Santa Letter Week: 7-13
National Donor Sabath: 8-10 (The Fri.Sat.Sun. 2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving)
World Antibiotic Awareness Week: 9-15 (Begins 2nd Saturday to Friday)
International Fraud Awareness Week: 10-16 Link (2nd or 3rd Week)
National Cider Week: 10-16 Link (Always 2nd Week)
National Split Pea Soup Week: 10-16 (2nd Week starts on Sunday Link
National Nurse Practioner's Week: 10-16 Link  Link
Perioperative Nurse Week: 10-16 Link
Roc Your Moc Week: 10-16 Link  (Always has 15th in it)
World Kindness Week: 10-16  Link    (Always has the 13th in it)
National Global Entrepreneurship Week: 11-17  Link
National Young Readers Week: 11-17 Link
Amateaur Axe Throwing Championships: 15-17 Link
American Education Week: 17-23 Link (Always Week Before Thanksgiving)
Geography Awareness Week: 17-23 Link  (3rd Full Week)
International Restorative Justice Week: 17-23 Link  (Third Week)
National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week: 17-23 Link  (Week before Thanksgiving)
*World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: 18-24  Link
National Farm-City Week: 22-28 (Week Always Ends on Thanksgiving Day)
Church/State Separation Week: 24-30 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
GERD Awareness Week: 24-30 (Week of Thanksgiving) Link
National Bible Week: 24-12/1 (Sunday before Thanksgiving to Sunday After It.)
National Family Week: 24-30 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Game & Puzzle Week: 24-30 (Sunday-Saturday Thanksgiving Week)
Better Conversation Week: 24-30 (Always Thanksgiving Week)
National Deal Week: 27-12/3 (Week begins on the Wed. aka day before Thanksgiving)

November 2024 Daily Holidays

*All Saints' Day: 1
*Author's Day: 1 Link
*Autistic Speaking Day: 1  Link
*Cinnamon Day: 1  Link
*Dia de Los Muertos: 1 (Day of The Dead)
*Extra Mile Day: 1
*Forgiveness & Happiness Day: 1
Fountain Pen Day: 1  Link  (First Friday)
*Give Up Your Shoulds Day: 1 Link
*International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day: 1  Link
*International Xinomavro Day: 1 Link
*Hockey Mask Day: 1
Love Your Lawyer Day: 1  Link (First Friday)
*National Authors' Day: 1
*National Biologic Coordinators Day: 1 Link
*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 Farm Toys Day: 1-3 (First Full Weekend)
*National Go Cook For Your Pets Day: 1
National Jersey Friday: 1 (Football)  (First Friday)
National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day: 1 (First Friday)
*National Sports Fan Day: 1
*Plan Your Epitaph Day: 1
*Prime Meridian Day: 1
*World Vegan Day: 1 Link

*All Souls Day: 2
Allantide: 2 (Closest Saturday to Halloween) Link
Bison Day: 2  (First Saturday)
*Birth of The Bab: 2
*Cookie Monster Birthday: 2  Link   Link  (See also May 25)
Digital Scrapbooking Day: 2 (First Saturday)
*International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists: 2  Link
*International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School, Including
*National  Broadcast Traffic Professionals Day: 2 (The following Monday if the 2nd lands on Sat. or Sun.)
National Play Outside Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)
Pumpkin Destruction Day: 2 (First Saturday)
Sadie Hawkins Day: 2 (See Note Below)  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: 2 (First Saturday)
World Chili Day: 2  (First Saturday) (International Chili Championships in Terlingua, TX)
World Numbat Day: 2 Link  (First Saturday)

*Birth of Baha'Ullah: 3
*Cliché Day: 3  Link
Daylight Saving Time Ends: 3 (First Sunday) (Turn Back 1 Hour  @2:00 AM)
International Cake Day: 3-5  Link
*One Health Day: 3 Link
*Public Television Day: 3
*Sandwich Day: 3
*SOS Day: 3
*World Jellyfish Day: 3 Link
Zero Tasking Day: 3 (First Sunday)

Color The World Orange Day: 4 Link (First Monday)
Fill Our Staplers Day: 4 (Also March 13.  Always Day after Daylight Savings Ends)
Job Action Day: 4 Link (First Monday)
*National Chicken Lady Day: 4
*National Candy Day: 4  Link
*National Easy-Bake Oven Day: 4
*National Professional Paint Contractors Day: 4  Link Link Link Link
*Use Your Common Sense Day: 4

Election Day: 5
*Firewood Day: 5
International Day of Prayer for The Persecuted Church: 5  Link  (Usually 1st or 2nd Sunday. )
*National Love Your Red Hair Day: 5 Link
*National Medical Cannabis Day: 5  Link 
*Play Monopoly Day: 5  Link
*Wiggle Jiggle Jell-O Day: 5 Link
*World Day of Romani Language: 5
*World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5


*International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict: 6
International Stress Awareness Day: 6 Link  (First Wednesday)
*Marijuana Recreational Legalization Day (Colorado & Washington): 6  Link
*National Basketball Day: Link
*National Nachos Day: 6 Link
*Saxophone Day: 6

Cyber Bullying: 7 (First Thursday)
*International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School, Including
Cyber Bullying:  7
National Men Make Dinner Day: 7 (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed! ) :) Link  (First  Thursday)
*Employee Brotherhood Day: 7 Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*International Day of Medical Physics: 7 Link
*International Merlot Day: 7  Link
*National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day: 7 Link
*National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day: 7 Link
*Notary Public Day: 7 Link
National Cash Back Day: 7 Link (First Thursday)
Stout Day: 7  Link  (First  Thursday)
*Retinol Day: 7  Link

*Abet and Aid Punsters Day: 8
*Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day: 8  Link
*Dunce Day: 8 Link
*HBO Day: 8
*International Day of Radiology: 8 Link
Domino Day: 8 Link  (Some years 2nd Friday. Other years on 2nd Sat.)
*Intersex Day of Remembrance: 8  Link
*National Parents As Teachers Day: 8
*National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day: 8
*Shakespeare Authorship Mystery Day: 8
*World Town Planning Day: 8 Link
*X-Ray Day: 8

*Carl Sagan Day: 9  Link
*Kristallnacht: 9-10
*Microtia Awareness Day: 9  Link
*National Child Safety Council Day: 9
*World Adoption Day: 9 Link
*World Freedom Day: 9 

*Area Code Day: 10
*International Accounting Day: 10  Link Link (Note: National Accounting Day is in May)
*NET Cancer Awareness Day: 10  Link
*Marine Corps Birthday: 10
*Sesame Street Day: 10
Veterans Day:10 (Observed this year by some because it falls on Saturday)
*Windows Day (Microsoft): 10
*World NET Cancer Day: 10 Link
*World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 Link


*Armistice Day: 11 Link
*Death/Duty Day: 11
*Forget-Me-Not Day: 11 Link   (Also Sept. 26) Note: Some say it's Nov. 10.
*National Metal Day (music): 11 (Note: International Heavy Metal Day is December 12)
*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. But it's also known as Armastice Day.)
World Orphans Day: 11 (2nd Monday)


Birth of Baha'u'Llah: 12
*Chicken Soup For The Soul Day: 12  Link
Family Day: 12 Link (Tuesday of National Education Week)
*Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 12  Link
*Football Day: 12 Link
*Hot Buttered Rum Day: 12 (11/12/1829 first appeared in "Frugal Housewife Cookbook.)
*National French Dip Day: 12 Link
*Sigma Gamma Rho Day: 12
*World Pneumonia Day: 12

International Pathology Day: 13 Link  (2nd Wednesday)
*Sandwich Day: 13  Link
*World Kindness Day: 13  Link 

*International Day Against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property: 14
*International Girls Day: 14
*International Selfie Day (Diabetes Foundation): 14 Link 
International Tempranillo Day: 14 (2nd Thursday) 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 Seat Belt Day: 14 Link
*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 Donor Sabath Day: 15-17 (The Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2 weekends before Thanksgiving.)
*National Philanthropy Day: 15 Link
*Roc Your Mocs Day: 15 Link
*Steve Irwin Day: 15 Link

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


Do Dah Day (Pasadena): 17 (Note: Many towns have one. Pasadena originiated it.) Link
*Homemade Bread Day: 17
*International Happy Gose Day: 17
*International Students' Day: 17 Link
*National Butter Day: 17 Link
*National Unfriend Day: 17 Link
*Omega Psi Phi Day: 17
Stir Up Sunday: 17 (5 weeks before Christmas)
*Take A Hike Day: 17 Link
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: 17 (Third Sunday) Link
*World Prematurity Awareness Day: 17  Link


Breaking Free  From Nicotine Day: 18 (Third Monday)
*European Antibiotic Awareness Day: 18 Link
*International Day of Islamic Art: 18
*Married To A Scorpio Support Day: 18  Link
*Mickey Mouse Day: 18
*National Apple Cider Day: 18 Link
*National Princess Day: 18  Link
*Push-button Phone Day: 18
*World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence: 18  Link

*American Made Matters Day: 19  Link
*Equal Opportunity Day (aka Gettysburg Address Day): 19  Link
*Have A Bad Day Day: 19  Link
*International Men's Day: 19 Link
National Entrepreneurship Day: 19 Link  (Third Tuesday)
*Red Shawl Day: 19 Link
*Rocky and Bullwinkle Day: 19
*Transportation Security Administration Day: 19
*Women's Entrepreneurship Day: 19 Link
*World Toilet Day: 19 Link


*African Industrialization Day: 20
GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems): 20 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
*Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D.: 20 
*Name Your PC Day: 20  Link
*National Child's Day: 20 Link
National Educational Support Professionals Day: 20 Link  (Wednesday of American Education Week) 
*National Peanut Butter Fudge Day: 20  Link
*Transgender Day of Remembrance: 20
*Universal Children's Day: 20

*Alascattalo Day (About Alaska & humor): 21
Beaujolais Nouveau Day: 21  (Third Thursday) Link
Children's Grief Awareness Day: 21 Link  (Third Thursday/Thursday before Thanksgiving)
Educator For A Day: 21 Link (Thursday of American Education Week)
Great American Smokeout: 21 Link  (Third Thursday)
National Parental Involvement Day: 21  Link  (Third Thursday)
*National Red Mitten Day: 21 (Canada) Link
National Rural Health Day: 21  (Third Thursday) Link
Use Less Stuff Day: 21 Link (Thursday of Week Before Thanksgiving)
*World Hello Day: 21  Link
World Pancreatic Cancer Day: 21 Link  (Third Thursday)
World Philosophy Day: 21 (Third Thursday)
*World Television Day: 21

*Humane Society Day: 22
*International Musicians Day: 22  Link
Substitute Educators Day: 22 Link (Friday of American Education Week)


*Doctor Who Day: 23
Family Volunteer Day: 23 (Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)
*Fibonacci Day: 23 Link
International Aura Awareness Day: 23 (4th Saturday)
*International Image Consultant Day: 23
Mother Goose Day: 23?  Link (Sunday Before Thanksgiving. Different than the one in May.)
National Adoption Day: 23  (Saturday before Thanksgiving) Link
*National Espresso Day: 23 Link
National Survivors of Suicide Day: 23 Link (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
*Old Clem's Night: 23  Link
*Wolfenoot: 23 Link


*Brownielocks Day: 24 Link
*Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day: 24
Crystal Skull World Day: 24 Link (Sunday of 4th week)
*D.B. Cooper Day: 24 Link
*International Carmenere Day: 24 Link
Mother Goose Day: 24 (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
Stir Up Sunday: 24 (Sunday 5 wks before Xmas to make Xmas pudding)

*Blase'Day: 25  Link
*International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day: 25
*International Hat Day: 25
*National Play With Dad Day: 25 Link
*Orange Day (Violence Against Women): 25  Link
*Shopping Reminder Day: 25

*National Milk Day: 26 Link
*World Olive Tree Day: 26

National Jukebox Day: 27  (Day Before Thanksgiving)
Spitegiving: 27 (Always The Day Before Thanksgiving)
*Slinky Day: 27 Link
Tie One On Day: 27 (Day Before Thanksgiving= honors Aprons

National Day of Mourning: 28 (Thanksgiving Day) Link
*Red Planet Day: 28 Link
Thanksgiving Day: 28
Turkey-free Thanksgiving: 28

Black Friday: 29  (Day After Thanksgiving)
Buy Nothing Day: 29  (First Shopping Day After Thanksgiving) *Catterntide: 29 Link
*Electronic Greetings Day: 29
Flossing Day: 29  (Always Day After Thanksgiving) Link Link
*International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People: 29
Maize Day: 29  (Day After Thanksgiving)
National Day of Listening: 29  (Day after Thanksgiving) Link
National Field Hockey Days: 29-12/1 (Weekend After Thanksgiving)
National Native American Heritage Day: 29 Link (Always Day After Thanksgiving)
Random Acts of Kindness Friday: 29  Link  (Friday after Thanksgiving)
Sinkie Day or Dine Over Your Kitchen Sink Day: 29   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: 29 (Always Day After Thanksgiving)
*Square Dancing Day: 29 Link  Link


*Blue Beanie Day: 30 Link
*Cities for Life Day: 30  Link
*Computer Security Day: 30
*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
*Native Women's Equal Pay Day: 30 Link
Small Business Saturday: 30 (First Saturday After Thanksgiving)
*Stay Home Because You're Well Day: 30  Link

November 2024 Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

New Moon
08:48  am

First Qtr.
12:56 am

Full Moon
 04:29 pm

Last Qtr.
 08:29 pm

Full Moon on the 15th  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 4-5 - Taurids Meteor Shower which isn't too spetacular and only produces about 5-10 meteors per hour.  This runs from September 7 - December 10, but peaks on November 4 (night.)  The moon will block out most of the meteors except the bright ones.  Best to view in a dark area away from city lights.

November 17-18 - Leonids Meteor  Shower which is average and produces about 15 meteors per hour; but, it's cyclonic peak is every 33  years where it produces hundres of meteors per hour.  The last time was in 2001.  It runs from November 6-30 but peaks  this year on November 17 (night) and November 18 (morning.) However, there's also a Full Moon which is going to block the fainter meteors.

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