Special Days in November, 2016

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Updated for 2017 here

Here’s the list of November, 2016  holidays, observances, food themes, and awareness days, historic figures, composers, artists and authors birthdays, science and history based anniversaries,  and more!   There’s much to learn about, celebrate, and eat all November long!

November Themes

  • Adoption Awareness
  • Adopt a Senior Pet
  • Adopt a Turkey
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness
  • American Indian Heritage
  • Aviation History
  • Child Safety and Protection
  • Creative Child
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Family Caregivers
  • Family Literacy
  • Family Stories
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Historic Bridge
  • Home Care and Hospice
  • International Drum
  • Inspirational Role Models
  • Life Writing
  • Long Term Care Awareness
  • Lung Cancer Awareness
  • MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday
  • Marrow Awareness Month
  • Military Family Appreciation
  • Model Railroad
  • Marrow Awareness
  • Mustache
  • Music
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • No TV
  • Novel Writing
  • NoSHAVEmber
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
  • Prematurity Awareness
  • Real Jewelry
  • Scholarship Month
  • Sleep Comfort
  • Stamp Collecting

November Food Themes

  • Banana Pudding Lovers
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Georgia Pecan
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness
  • Good Nutrition
  • Greens
  • Plantains
  • Peanut Butter Lovers
  • Pepper
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Raisin Bread
  • Roasting
  • Squash
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato Awareness
  • Vegan

November Daily Specials   (the * following the special day means that it may fall on a different date each year)

Nov. 1

  • All Saints Day
  • Authors’ Day
  • Bison Day
  • Cook for Your Pets Day
  • Missionary William Borden born 1887
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends *
  • Deep Fried Clams Day
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day
  • Extra Mile Day
  • Family Caregiver Day
  • Family Literacy Day
  • Fig Week begins
  • Give Up Your Shoulds Day
  • Go Cook For Your Pet Day
  • International Games Day
  • Plate Tectonics Day
  • Prime Meridian Day
  • Vinegar Day
  • World Communication Week begins
  • World Vegan Day

Nov. 2

  • All Souls Day
  • Book Lovers Day
  • Cookie Monster Day
  • Daniel Boone born 1734 (other sources claim Oct. 22)
  • Deviled Egg Day
  • Give Wildlife a Break (Brake) Week begins
  • President Warren Harding born 1865
  • Look For Circles Day
  • North Dakota statehood 1889
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • President James Polk born 1795
  • South Dakota Statehood 1889

Nov. 3

  • Poet Wm. C. Bryant born 1794
  • Cliche’ Day
  • First Dog in Space 1957
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Men Make Dinner Day * (1st Thurs.)
  • Sandwich Day

Nov. 4

  • Candy Day
  • Cash Register patented 1880
  • Chicken Lady Day
  • Common Sense Day
  • Author Sterling North born 1906
  • Punkin Chunkin Days begin *
  • King Tut’s Tomb discovered 1922
  • Use Your Common Sense Day

Nov. 5

  • Bonfire Night
  • Book Lovers Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day * (1st Sat.)
  • Doughnut Day
  • Gasoline-driven Automobile patented 1895
  • Gunpowder Day
  • Guy Fawkes Day
  • Love Your Red Hair Day
  • Author Marcia Sewall born 1935

Nov. 6

  • Daylight Savings Time ends *
  • Dear Santa Letter Week begins *
  • Electric Shaver patented 1923
  • International Day of Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War
  • Marooned Without a Compass Day
  • Nachos Day
  • Composer Ignace Paderewski born 1860
  • Rad Tech Week begins *
  • Saxophone Day
  • Composer John Phillips Sousa born 1854
  • Zero Tasking Day * (1st Sun.)

Nov. 7

  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Canadian Pacific Railway completed 1885
  • Scientist Marie Curie born 1867
  • Evangelist Billy Graham born 1918
  • Job Action Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Tongue Twister Day
  • Traffic Directors Day
  • Young Readers Week begins *

Nov. 8

  • Game Inventor Milton Bradley born 1836
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • Dunce Day
  • Election Day (US) * (Tues. after the 1st Mon.)
  • Astronomer Edmond Hailey born 1656
  • Montana statehood 1889
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Punster’s Day
  • Pursuit of Happiness Week begins
  • Split Pea Soup Week begins
  • X-Ray Day
  • Young Readers Day *

Nov. 9

  • Berlin Wall opened 1989
  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • Kristallnacht anniversary 1938
  • Nurse Practitioner’s Week begins

Nov. 10

  • Area Code Day
  • Forget-Me-Not Day
  • Great Wall of China opened to tourism 1970
  • Theologian Martin Luther born 1483
  • US Marine Corps established 1775
  • 1st Motorcycle 1885
  • Sesame Street debut 1969
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Windshield Wipers patented 1903

Nov. 11

  • Death/Duty Day
  • Origami Day
  • Remembrance Day (UK and Canada)
  • Sundae Day
  • Veterans Day (US)
  • Washington statehood 1889
  • World War 1 ended 1918

Nov. 12

  • Baha’u’llah Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • Domino Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • 1st Flying Trapeze Act performed 1859
  • Gaming Day * (2nd Sat.)
  • Sadie Hawkins Day * (Sat. after the 9th – other sources say always on the 13th)
  • Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week begins *
  • Pizza with Everything (Except Anchovies) Day
  • Author Marjorie K. Rawlings born 1896
  • Sculptor Auguste Rodin born 1849
  • Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815

Nov. 13

  • Geography Awareness Week * (2nd full week)
  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Physicist James Maxwell born 1831
  • Author Robert Lewis Stevenson born 1850
  • Vietnam Memorial dedicated 1982
  • World Kindness Week begins *

Nov. 14

  • American Education Week begins *
  • Inventor Robert Fulton born 1765
  • International Girls Day
  • Loosen Up – Lighten Up Day
  • Artist Claude Monet born 1840
  • Operating Room Nurse Day
  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Teddy Bear Day
  • World Diabetes Day

Nov. 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Bundt Pan Day
  • Clean Your Refrigerator Day
  • Steve Irwin Day
  • Artist Georgia O’Keefe born 1887
  • Love To Write Day
  • Philanthropy Day

Nov. 16

  • Button Day
  • Educational Support Professionals Day * (3rd Wed.)
  • Fast Food Day
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • GSI Day (Geographic Information Systems)  * (3rd Wed.)
  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Oklahoma statehood 1907

Nov. 17

  • Baklava Day
  • Electronic Greeting Card Day
  • Elizabeth 1 Crowned Queen of England 1588
  • Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805
  • Great American Smokeout * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Guinness World Record Day
  • Homemade Bread Day
  • Scientist August Mobius born 1790
  • Prematurity Awareness Day
  • Suez Canal completed 1869
  • Take A Hike Day
  • Use Less Stuff Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • World Peace Day

Nov. 18

  • Farm-City Week begins *
  • Last Pony Express Delivery 1861
  • Mickey Mouse debut 1928
  • Occult Day
  • Push Button Phone introduced 1963

Nov. 19

  • Adoption Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Equal Opportunity Day
  • Evangelist Billy Sunday born 1935
  • Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752
  • President James Garfield born 1831
  • Gettysburg Address 1863
  • Have a Bad Day Day
  • Survivors of Suicide Day * (Sat. before Thanksgiving)
  • World Toilet Day

Nov. 20

  • Absurdity Day
  • Beautiful Day
  • Bible Week begins *(Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Children’s Book Week begins * (3rd week)
  • Farm City Week begins * (week of US Thanksgiving)
  • Fraud Awareness Week begins *
  • Game and Puzzle Week begins * (Sun. before Thanksgiving)
  • Geography Awareness Week *(3rd full week)
  • G.O.H.A.R.D. (Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day)
  • Guinness World Record Day * (3rd Sun.)
  • Astronomer Edwin Hubble born 1889
  • Name Your PC Day
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims * (3rd Sun.)

Nov. 21

  • Alascattalo Day
  • False Confession Day
  • Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • First Untethered Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763
  • North Carolina statehood 1789
  • Author Voltaire born 1694
  • World Hello Day
  • World TV Day

Nov. 22

  • Church/State Separation Week begins
  • Composer Hoagie Carmichael born 1899
  • Go For a Ride Day
  • Hailey’s Comet discovered 1682
  • Humane Society founded 1954
  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated 1963
  • Start Your Own Country Day

Nov. 23

  • Aura Awareness Day
  • Outlaw William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid) born 1859
  • Cashew Day
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Espresso Day
  • Dr. Who Day (1st premiered 1963)
  • Fibonacci Day
  • Pencil Sharpener patented 1897
  • President Franklin Pierce born 1804
  • Shopping Reminder Day *(Day before Thanksgiving – US)

Nov. 24

  • All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day
  • Barbed Wire patented 1874
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Darwin’s Origin of the Species published 1859
  • Evolution Day
  • Composer Scott Joplin born 1868
  • President Zachary Taylor born 1784
  • Thanksgiving (US) *(4th Thurs.)

Nov. 25

  • Black Friday * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946
  • Buy Nothing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Day of Listening *(day after Thanksgiving)
  • Author PD Eastman born 1909
  • Flossing Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Native American Heritage Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Parfait Day
  • Sinkie Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Woody Woodpecker debut 1940

Nov. 26

  • Aura Awareness Day * (4th Sat.)
  • Casablanca (movie) premiered 1942
  • Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922
  • Small Business Saturday * (Sat. after US Thanksgiving)

Nov. 27

  • Advent begins *
  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Scientist Anders Celsius born 1701
  • Evangelist Luis Palau born 1934
  • Pins and Needles Day
  • Ringling Brothers 1st Performance 1882
  • Sinkie Day * (day after Thanksgiving)
  • You’re Welcome Day

Nov. 28

  • Cyber Monday * (Mon. after Thanksgiving)
  • French Toast Day
  • Make Your Own Head Day
  • Red Planet Day

Nov. 29

  • Author Louisa May Alcott born 1832
  • Chocolates Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Author CS Lewis born 1898
  • Square Dance Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Nov. 30

  • Winston Churchill born 1874
  • Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835
  • Computer Security Day
  • Meth Awareness Day
  • Mousse Day
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-november

http://food.unl.edu/november-food-calendar

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/november.htm

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/november-2016.html

Happy November!

betty jo

 

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