November Holidays and Special Days

November. A month where we're in the throes of autumn. With leaves in full colour and the bounty of harvest, our minds often turn to gratitude. November is a perfect time to take stock of all our blessings in business and in life and to give thanks for them. But there's so much more to this month than the American tradition of Thanksgiving. It is loaded with month-long observances that celebrate creativity and the bond of family. On a week-by-week basis, you'll find a list of observances that encompass everything from challenging your brain to puzzles and games to an understanding of the wider world. Don't forget those one-off days and holidays, either! As always, there are days for filling your tummy and occupying your mind. 

November Month-Long Celebrations

These celebrations last for the entire month of November. It doesn't matter when you mention them in your marketing, but if there is one or two relevant to your products or services, be sure to make a big deal about them! 


  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
  • Family Stories Month
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Scholarship Month
  • National Native American Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Music Month
  • International Drum (Percussion) Month
  • Mouth Cancer Action Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November Week-Long Observances

There's plenty to observe, celebrate and raise awareness of each week in November! Highlighting week-long celebrations on your Insta or in your newsletter are great ways for joining a current conversation! Look for hashtags related to the observance to ensure your reach goes a bit further! And don't forget to spend some time checking out other posts, too. This is a great way to join the conversation and naturally build brand awareness. Remember that some of these observances may not be big in your country yet, but there's no reason you can't join in on the fun, especially if you ship your product or deliver your service globally! 

  • National Stress Awareness Week - 4-8 November
  • Anti-Bullying Week - 11-15 November
  • Alcohol Awareness Week - 11-17 November
  • Sugar Awareness Week - 12-18 November
  • Talk Money Week - 12-18 November
  • National HIV Testing Week - 17-23 November
  • Road Safety Week - 18-24 November
  • Geography Awareness Week - Always falls during the month of November
  • National Young Reader's Week - Second full week of November
  • National Pathology Week - Second full week of November
  • American Education Week - Week before Thanksgiving
  • National Family Week - Week containing Thanksgiving
  • Game and Puzzle Week - Third full week of November

November Special Days and Observances

It's the one-off days and holidays that can really drive sales and brand awareness! And you might be surprised to learn just how many opportunities for jumping on the bandwagon you'll have in November! 


  • 1 November: National Authors' Day
  • 1 November:  Cookie Monster Day
  • 1 November: Plate Tectonics Day
  • 1 November: All Saints' Day
  • 1 November: World Vegan Day
  • 2 November: All Souls' Day
  • 2 November:  Look for Circles Day
  • 2 November: Book Lovers Day (first Saturday)
  • 2 November: International Games Day (first Saturday)
  • 3 November: National Sandwich Day
  • 3 November: Cliché Day
  • 4 November:  King Tut Day
  • 5 November: Guy Fawkes Night
  • 6 November: Saxophone Day
  • 7 November:  International Tongue Twister Day
  • 7 November: International Stout Day
  • 8 November: National Parents as Teachers Day
  • 8 November: National STEM/STEAM Day
  • 10 November: Remembrance Sunday
  • 10 November: Marine Corps Birthday
  • 10 November: Sesame Street Day
  • 11 November: National Origami Day
  • 11 November: Remembrance Day
  • 11 November: Veterans Day
  • 12 November: National Young Readers Day (second Tuesday)
  • 14 November: Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • 14 November: National American Teddy Bear Day
  • 15 November: I Love to Write Day
  • 15 November: National Philanthropy Day
  • 16 November: International Day of Tolerance
  • 19 November: Gettysburg Address Day
  • 19 November: Equal Opportunity Day
  • 19 November: World Toilet Day
  • 20 November: Absurdity Day
  • 21 November: Use Less Stuff Day (Thursday before Thanksgiving)
  • 22 November: Start Your Own Country Day
  • 23 November: Fibonacci Day
  • 24 November: Celebrate your Unique Talent Day
  • 28 November: Red Planet Day
  • 28 November: Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday)
  • 29 November: Native American Day (day after Thanksgiving)
  • 30 November: St Andrew's Day

Other Holidays and Observances

December Holidays and Observances
January Holidays and Observances
February Holidays and Observances