Full List and Most Popular Holidays in November Around the World
|List of festivals and holidays in November. Photo: Expatica|
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Irrespective of the geographical location, countries and cities worldwide typically host distinctive events that are associated with their respective regions. A significant number of such events are organized on a yearly basis.
Full List of Holiday/Festival in November
NOV 1 MONDAY
|All Saints' Day||Religious||Catholic, Christian, International|
|Job Action Day||Special Interest||Work|
|Karnataka Rajyotsava Day||Indian Holidays|
|National Author's Day||Career||Books|
|National Brush Day||Health||Children|
|National Calzone Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking, Food, Italian Food|
|National Cook For Your Pets Day||Animal||Cat, Cooking, Dog, Pet, Pet Health|
|National Men Make Dinner Day||Special Interest||Activities, Cooking|
|National Vinegar Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking, Food|
|World Vegan Day||Cause, Environmental|
NOV 2 TUESDAY
|All Souls Day||Religious||Catholic, Christian|
|Day of the Dead||Family||Cultural Holidays, Elderly, Mexican, Parents|
|National Deviled Egg Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking|
NOV 3 WEDNESDAY
|Melbourne Cup Day||Sports||International|
|National Homemaker Day||Activities, Baking, Cooking, Lifestyle|
|National Sandwich Day||Food & Beverage||Food|
NOV 4 THURSDAY
|International Stout Day||Food & Beverage, International||Beer, Beverage|
|National Candy Day||Food & Beverage||Candy, Food|
|National Chicken Lady Day||Cause|
NOV 5 FRIDAY
|American Football Day||Special Interest|
|Bonfire Night||Cultural||Festivities, Historical|
|National Love Your Red Hair Day||Fun, Obscure|
|National Redhead Day||Fashion||Fun|
NOV 6 SATURDAY
|National Bison Day||Animal||Wildlife|
|National Nachos Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking, Food, Mexican, Mexican food|
|National Saxophone Day||Arts & Entertainment||Hobby, Music|
|National Team Manager Day||Career||Brand, Work|
NOV 7 SUNDAY
|Daylight Saving Day||Seasonal||Civic|
|National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day||Food & Beverage||Candy, Chocolate|
|National Cancer Awareness Day||Health||Awareness|
|National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day||Animal||Pet|
NOV 8 MONDAY
|International Tongue Twister Day||Fun||Activities, Crazy, Fun|
|National Cappuccino Day||Food & Beverage||Beverage, Dessert|
NOV 9 TUESDAY
|Chaos Never Dies Day||Fun||American, Crazy, Lifestyle|
|Go to an Art Museum Day||Arts & Entertainment||Activities, Fun|
|National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking, Food|
|National Scrapple Day||Comfort Food|
NOV 10 WEDNESDAY
|Forget Me Not Day||Federal||Appreciation, Civic, Military|
|International Accounting Day||Career||Work|
|Marine Corps Birthday||Federal||Historical, Military|
|National Vanilla Cupcake Day||Food & Beverage||Baking, Dessert, Food|
|Sesame Street Day||Arts & Entertainment||Pop Culture|
NOV 11 THURSDAY
|National Education Day||Education||Awareness|
|National Metal Day||Arts & Entertainment||Funny, Music, Pop Culture|
|National Origami Day||Arts & Entertainment||Appreciation, Hobby|
|National Sundae Day||Food & Beverage||Food|
|Remembrance Day||Federal||Historical, Military|
|Singles Day||Special Interest||Shopping|
|Veterans Day||Federal||Historical, Military|
NOV 12 FRIDAY
|National Happy Hour Day||Special Interest||Activities|
NOV 13 SATURDAY
|National Hug a Musician Day||Cultural||Friendship, Music|
|Sadie Hawkins Day||Fun||Activities, Crazy, Pop Culture|
|World Kindness Day||Cause||Awareness, Friendship, Mental Health|
NOV 14 SUNDAY
|Children's Day||Cause, Education||Indian Holidays|
|National Pickle Day||Food & Beverage||Food|
|National Pupusa Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking, Ethnic, Food|
|National Spicy Guacamole Day||Food & Beverage||American, Food, Mexican food|
|World Diabetes Day||Health||Awareness|
NOV 15 MONDAY
|Govardhan Puja||Religious||Hindu, Indian Holidays|
|National Clean Out Your Fridge Day||Activities, Lifestyle|
|National Drummer Day||Career||Hobby, Music, Pop Culture|
|National Philanthropy Day||Cause||Awareness, Civic|
|National Recycling Day||Environmental||Awareness, Environment|
|Odd Socks Day||Fun|
NOV 16 TUESDAY
|International Day For Tolerance||Cause||Awareness, Friendship|
|National Button Day||Fashion||Hobby|
|National Entrepreneur's Day||Special Interest||Work|
|National Fast Food Day||Food & Beverage||Fast Food, Food|
NOV 17 WEDNESDAY
|National Baklava Day||Food & Beverage||Dessert|
|National Hiking Day||Environmental||Wildlife|
|National Homemade Bread Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking|
|National Take a Hike Day||Fun||Wildlife|
|National Unfriend Day||Relationship||Mental Health, Technology|
|World Prematurity Day||Health||Awareness|
NOV 18 THURSDAY
|Great American Smokeout||Health||Awareness|
|Mickey Mouse Day||Arts & Entertainment||Pop Culture|
|Mickey Mouse’s Birthday||Arts & Entertainment||Birthdays, Children, Family, Parents, Pop Culture|
|Minnie Mouse's Birthday||Arts & Entertainment||Children, Pop Culture|
|National Princess Day||Fun||Children, Pop Culture|
|National Rural Health Day||Health||Awareness|
NOV 19 FRIDAY
|International Men’s Day||Cause||Family, Friendship|
|National Camp Day||Environmental||Activities, Children, Family, Wildlife|
|National Integration Day||Fun||Indian Holidays|
|World Toilet Day||Cause|
NOV 20 SATURDAY
|Future Teachers of America Day||Special Interest|
|International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day||Cause||Mental Health|
|National Absurdity Day||Fun|
|National Adoption Day||Family||Children, Family, Parents|
|National Pay Back Your Parents Day||Relationship||Children, Family|
|National Peanut Butter Fudge Day||Food & Beverage||Baking, Chocolate, Sweet Food|
|Transgender Day of Remembrance||Cause||Awareness, LGBTQ|
|Universal Children’s Day||Cause||Children, Family|
NOV 21 SUNDAY
|National Stuffing Day||Food & Beverage||Cooking, Food|
|Stir-Up Sunday||Food & Beverage||Christian, Dessert, Family|
|World Fisheries Day||Fun||Conservation, Environment|
|World Hello Day||Cultural, International||Friendship|
|World Television Day||Special Interest||Technology|
NOV 22 MONDAY
|Go For A Ride Day||Special Interest||Activities|
|Love Your Freckles Day||Fun||Obscure|
NOV 23 TUESDAY
|National Espresso Day||Food & Beverage||Beverage, Breakfast|
NOV 24 WEDNESDAY
|DrinksGiving||Food & Beverage||Beer, Beverage, Festivities, Liquor|
NOV 25 THURSDAY
|International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women||Cause||Mental Health, Women|
|National Day of Mourning||Cause||Historical|
|National Family Health History Day||Health||Children, Family|
|Shopping Reminder Day||Seasonal||Activities, Lifestyle, Shopping|
|Thanksgiving||Federal||Cooking, Family, Food, Historical|
NOV 26 FRIDAY
|Black Friday||Special Interest||Shopping|
|Buy Nothing Day||Financial||Lifestyle, Shopping|
|National Cake Day||Food & Beverage||Baking, Festivities, Food|
|National Law Day||Federal||Indian Holidays|
|World Lewis Day||Cause||Awareness, Wildlife|
NOV 27 SATURDAY
|Small Business Saturday||Special Interest||Shopping|
NOV 28 SUNDAY
|Hanukkah||Religious, Seasonal||Family, Friendship, Historical, Jewish|
|National French Toast Day||Food & Beverage||Food|
|Red Planet Day||Fun|
NOV 29 MONDAY
|Chadwick Boseman Day||Arts & Entertainment||Celebrity, Movie|
|Cyber Monday||Special Interest||Shopping|
|National Lemon Cream Pie Day||Food & Beverage||Food|
NOV 30 TUESDAY
|Guru Nanak Jayanti||Religious||Indian Holidays|
|National Computer Security Day||Special Interest||Awareness, Safety, Technology|
|National Mason Jar Day||Activities, Cooking|
|Saint Andrew's Day||Cultural||Catholic, Christian, Festivities, Historical|
The Most Popular Holidays in November
Day of the Dead, Mexico (Tuesday, November 2)
One of the most well-known festivals in the world is Mexico's carnivalesque Day of the Dead, which features candy skulls and paper mache skeletons. Day of the Dead, also known as Da de Los Muertos, is not Halloween in Mexico. Cleaning family graves, placing candles and flowers on them, picnicking, and dancing to mariachi bands are all activities that participants partake in on this day.
It's an odd mix of celebration and remembering. It's a holiday honoring life and paying tribute to departed family members. It's lovely, joyful, and enjoyable.
Diwali, India (Thursday, November 4)
|Photo: The New York Times|
Deepavali, another name for Diwali, is a festival that is enthusiastically observed throughout India. The festival represents the triumph of good over evil. Twenty days after Lord Ram saved Sita from Ravana and vanquished him, people celebrate Diwali. The event commemorates Lord Ram's arrival in Ayodha after a 14-year exile.
Typically, Diwali falls on a night with no moon between the months of October and November. Traditionally, it lasted for five protracted days. The Diwali night, the new moon night, the end of the Ashvin month and the beginning of the Kartika month are all in the center of the darkest night.
BhaiDooj, India (Saturday, November 6)
Bhai dooj is the name of the fifth and final day of the important festival of Diwali. It honors the close bond that exists between siblings. Raksha Bandhan is quite similar, but it has different traditions. On this special day, siblings offer prayers for each other's health and long lives.
The celebrated Indian holiday known as Bhai Dooj takes place on November 6th.
Guru Nanak Jayanti, India (Friday, November 19)
|Photo: The Financial Express|
The main celebration for followers of the Sikhism religion is Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Gurpurab. It is encouraged to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru. According to the Hindu calendar, the celebration is held on Kartik Poornima, the fifteenth lunar day in the lengthy month of Kartik. According to the Gregorian calendar, this typically occurs in the month of November, according to Chimes Radio.
Two days prior to Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrations begin in Gurudwaras. Akhand Path, a continuous 48-hour recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib, is practiced. A parade called Nagarkirtan is planned the day before Guru Nanak's birthday. The Sikh three-sided flag, Nishan Sahib, is carried by five men who are referred to as the Panj Pyare and who lead the parade.
This festival is well-known in India, especially among Sikhs. Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on Friday, November 19, 2021.
Black Necked Crane Festival, Bhutan (Thursday, November 11)
We have to admit that we would love to attend a festival honoring a threatened bird. Its location in rural Bhutan only adds to its allure. The black-necked crane is a threatened Asian bird and an essential part of Bhutanese culture. especially in the winter.
In order to celebrate the bird's arrival each November after waiting for it to return since March, the locals congregate at Gangtey Goenpa in the Phobjikha Valley. They take part in cultural dances, sing folk songs, and watch various performances with environmental and crane preservation themes.
All Saints Day Kite Festival, Guatemala (Wednesday, November 1)
Everywhere in Central America, a variation of Da de los Muertos, also known as the Day of All Souls, is observed. If not, communities can come together in cemeteries on All Saints Day (typically November 1 or 2) to decorate their altars and remember their deceased loved ones.
Day of the Dead is observed in Guatemala's Sacatepéquez cemetery with the All Saints Day Kite Festival, also known as Barriletes Gigantes. Large kites made of natural materials are designed and made by both locals and tourists; some of these kites have been as wide as 20 meters.
Burning Barrels at Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK (5 November)
Nobody really knows where the custom of burning tar barrels on a November night came from, but Ottery St. Mary in Devon is well known for its tar barrels. According to the festival's official website, it started soon after Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot was thwarted.
Therefore, on November 5, locals grab the large Tar Barrels and carry them through the streets in full flames. Certainly, this is a particularly distinctive UK experience because we carry the barrels rather than roll them.
Govardhan Puja, India (Friday, November 5)
Govardhan Puja (IAST: Govardhana-pj), also referred to as Annakut or Annakoot (literally, a "mountain of food"), is a Hindu festival during which devotees worship Govardhan Hill and prepare and present a wide array of vegetarian food to Krishna as an expression of gratitude. This day honors the Bhagavata Purana incident where Krishna raised Govardhan Hill to give the villagers of Vrindavan shelter from torrential downpours. The incident is interpreted as a symbol of how God will shield all of his followers who find sole refuge in him. In a symbolic representation of the Govardhan Hill, devotees offer a mountain of food to God as a ritual reminder and to reaffirm their faith in turning to him for protection. The majority of Hindu denominations in India and abroad observe the festival.
It is one of the important festivals for Vaishnavas, especially the Pushtimarg of Vallabha, the Gaudiya Sampradaya of Chaitanya, and the Swaminarayan Sampradaya. The Annakut festival takes place the day after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the first lunar day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the month of Kartik.
Remembrance Day (Thursday, November 11)
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Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states. It is also occasionally known informally as Poppy Day due to the tradition of the remembrance poppy. Since the end of the First World War, Remembrance Day has been observed to honor military personnel who have lost their lives while performing their duties. In many non-Commonwealth nations, the day is also observed with war remembrances, continuing a tradition started by King George V in 1919. Remembrance Day is observed on November 11 in the majority of nations to commemorate the end of hostilities in the First World War. According to the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning, hostilities officially ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month". (The phrase "At the 11th hour" refers to the time when it is 11:00 am.) When the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, the First World War came to an end.
Armistice Day gave rise to the custom of Remembrance Day. King George V hosted a "Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic" on November 10, 1919, in the evening, marking the first Armistice Day at Buckingham Palace. The following morning, on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the first official Armistice Day was held. Many nations changed the holiday's name during the Second World War. While the US chose Veterans Day, Commonwealth of Nations members chose Remembrance Day.
World Prematurity Day (Wednesday, November 17)
Every year on November 17th, World Prematurity Day is observed to raise awareness of preterm birth and the worries that preterm infants and their families face around the world. Preterm births account for roughly one in ten of all births worldwide, or about 15 million babies annually. The most common cause of death for children under the age of five worldwide is preterm birth.
|Given that the first country-level estimates indicate that 15 million babies are born prematurely globally and that rates are rising in the majority of nations with reliable time trend data, immediate action is always called for to address preterm birth. Preterm birth is essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG) of ensuring the survival of all children by the year 2015 and beyond. It also adds value to investments made in maternal health (MDG 5), which has a link to non-communicable diseases. Families and healthcare systems may be impacted by the additional burden of prematurity-related disability for preterm babies who survive.|
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