November 2024 US Calendar: Full List of Holidays and Celebrations

November 2024 US Calendar: Full List of Holidays and Celebrations

There are several National and International holidays to celebrate. As the month continues, each November holiday and special day appears to be greater and more important than the one before.

On the eve of the massive Christmas holiday season, we have the opportunity to slow down and give appreciation for everything we have. Some folks prefer Thanksgiving over any other holiday. Why? Simply because Thanksgiving revolves around the “Four Fs”: food, family, football, and fun. There is minimal worry until Black Friday, when Christmas shopping begins with a frenzy both online and at brick-and-mortar stores.

Beaver Moon and Frost Moon

2016 U.S.: topaz and citrine

2013 Britain: topaz and citrine.

Cat’s-eye, the Hindu birthstone.

Mystical birthstone: Pearl

Ayurvedic birthstone: Topaz

Flower, U.S.: yellow chrysanthemum, peony.

Britain’s flower is the chrysanthemum.

Chinese Floral Emblem: Gardenia.

Japanese Floral Emblem: Chrysanthemum.

Zodiac signs: Scorpio and Sagittarius

In 2023, Diwali will be celebrated on November 13. Deepavali is a five-day Indian Festival of Lights held during the Hindu month of Kartika, which often falls in October or November on the Gregorian calendar.

Hindus celebrate Diwali, but Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs all have their own rituals. It celebrates the victory of light over darkness.

Diwali is not a public holiday, thus schools and businesses are open.

01 FRI Author’s Day

01 FRI National Brush Day

01 FRI National Calzone Day

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day (Hallow is an old English term that signifies holy or saint), is an annual Christian holiday held on November 1st, the day after All Hallows’ Eve.

It honors all Christian saints, known and unknown, particularly those without a Feast Day. All Saints’ Day is a holy day of obligation, which means that Christians must go to mass on that day.

All Saints’ Day is not a public holiday, thus schools and businesses are open as usual.

01 FRI World Vegan Day

Every year, the Day of the Dead, also known as Dia De Los Muertos, is observed for two days from November 1 to November 2. It is said that on this day, the souls of the deceased return to Earth to see their family and loved ones.

As a result, it is a happy and colorful day when the living and the dead meet and reconcile.

Although the Day of the Dead celebration takes place in November, preparations begin in mid-October when individuals visit their deceased family members’ graves to invite them back to earth.

No Shave November is a popular month-long event that begins on November 1st. It encourages people to grow out their hair so that they can donate it to cancer sufferers, as well as for research and education.

No Shave November is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 to promote awareness of cancer, primarily prostate, colon, and testicular cancer in men.

Both men and women can participate in No Shave November. While males often skip shaving their facial hair, women participate by not shaving their hair, legs, or armpits.

01 FRI Native American Heritage Month

01 FRI National Adoption Month

Movember is an annual event that runs throughout the month of November. The event was intended to get people discussing and raising awareness about men’s health issues.

The challenge is for males to grow mustaches from November 1st to November 30th and see how big they can get. Doing so serves as a discussion starter, encouraging people to discuss their health while also providing an opportunity to fundraise for research and support organizations.

Meaning: Movember is a combination of moustache and November (combining the ‘Mo’ from moustache and’vember’ from November).

Every year on November 2nd, people commemorate All Souls’ Day. If November 2 happens on a Sunday, the date is shifted to the next day.

All Souls’ Day is a Roman Catholic feast in which people pray for the deceased and souls in purgatory.

This hallowed tradition, which includes prayers and masses, attempts to cleanse and purify their souls, finally leading them to heaven.

On this day, people visit the cemetery, decorate their graves, and burn candles in memory of their loved ones who have passed away.

READ MORE: US 2024/2025 School Holidays: Full List of Dates, Federal/State Calendar

02 SAT: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

“Spring forward, Fall back” . The first Sunday in November marks the conclusion of Daylight Saving Time in the United States and Canada, with clocks going back one hour at 2 a.m. This means that the days become shorter and it gets dark earlier.

This year, Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2 a.m.

In the United States and Canada, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday of March and concludes on the first Sunday of November, accounting for approximately 65% of the calendar year. Aside from Arizona and Hawaii, most American states observe Daylight Saving Time.

03 SUN: New York City Marathon.

On this day, we recognize and show our gratitude for the delicious yet modest dinner that has fed our souls and filled our stomachs on multiple times.

Whether it’s children, adults, or senior citizens, a stack of slices of bread with their favorite fillings in between is a favorite of all, and its variety is unparalleled.

The classic on-the-go lunch is a popular choice due to its ease of consumption and portability.

Furthermore, sandwiches are frequently a symbol of nostalgia and comfort, reminding individuals of the things they value. As a result, this emotional touch elevates this beloved gastronomic treat, making it ageless and evergreen.

03 SUN: National Homemaker Day.

04 MON – Iran Hostage Crisis

04 MON Job Action Day.

04 MON National Candy Day.

04 MON National Chicken Lady Day.

04 MON – Recreation Day

05 TUE: Melbourne Cup

05 TUE: World Tsunami Awareness Day.

05 TUE: American Football Day.

Every year on November 5th, people around the world celebrate National Redhead Day to honor the beauty of red hair.

Redheads, commonly known as “gingers,” are a unique minority that accounts for around 2% of the global population.

Despite their rarity, redheads have made a lasting effect throughout history and continue to do so now.

It is also known as Redhead Appreciation Day or Love Your Red Hair Day, and it is celebrated on various dates around the globe.

06 WED National Nachos Day.

06 WED National Stress Awareness Day

06 WED: International Day to Prevent Environmental Exploitation in War and Armed Conflict.

National Men Make Dinner will be held on November 2nd in 2023, as it always occurs on the first Thursday of November.

Although gender norms are no longer in effect, some men continue to assume that it is a woman’s responsibility, and so do not learn to cook, which is an essential basic life skill.

National guys Make Dinner Day is a fun little day designed to inspire guys who are still stuck in stereotypes to get in the kitchen and cook something for everyone.

You never know, they could actually end.

07 THU National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day.

08 FRI: National STEM/STEAM Day.

08 FRI: National Cappuccino Day.

08 FRI World Urbanism Day

09 SAT: World Freedom Day.

09 SAT: World Adoption Day.

09 SAT: International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism.

The Marine Corps Birthday, celebrated on November 10, marks the establishment of the Continental Marines as an Armed Force of the United States in 1775.

This day celebrates the Marines, who have been defending the country since America’s inception. The United States Marine Corps motto is “Semper Fidelis,” which means “always faithful” in Latin.

Schools and businesses in the United States remain open on Marine Corps Birthday, which is not a public holiday.

10 SUN International Accounting Day

10 SUN marks World Science Day for Peace and Development.

10 SUN World Keratoconus Day

Veterans Day honors all military veterans, both living and fallen, who have served in the United States Armed Forces during war or peacetime. While Veterans Day commemorates retired troops and casualties of all conflicts on the same day each year, the date of November 11 was initially set in 1919 to coincide with the commemoration of the conclusion of World War I. Until 1954, when it was replaced, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day.

The commemoration should not be confused with Memorial Day, a May holiday commemorating all those who died while serving in the military.

Veterans Day is known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries. In the United Kingdom, poppy wreaths are put at commemorative locations in memory, and people frequently wear poppy pins on their clothing. Most countries observe a moment of quiet at 11 a.m. as an expression of respect. While commemorations and rituals differ, the significance of the anniversary stays constant.

11 MON: National Metal Day

11 MON: National Sundae Day

The fun and pampering side of Singles Day increased in popularity as people took advantage of the holiday to treat themselves to good dinners and new outfits, among other luxury and costly expenditures that they would not otherwise make. Daniel Zhang, then CEO of the Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba, was one of the first to recognize the business possibilities of launching a Singles Day sale back in 2009.

Over the years, the trend has spread globally, with many retailers other than Alibaba following on board, including fashion brand Uniqlo, which is offering flash 11/11 bargains for 24 hours beginning at midnight on November 11. The United States is no exception, with approximately 25% of retailers apparently partaking in Singles Day USA deals. This eventually led to Singles Day becoming the largest online shopping day of the year, with staggering sales totaling billions of dollars, outperforming both Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

12 TUE National Happy Hour Day.

12 TUE World Pneumonia Day.

12 TUE: Nurse Practitioner Week

World Kindness Day, a product of the World Kindness Movement, is observed all around the world on November 13.

The goal of World Kindness Day is to emphasize the significance of random acts of kindness and the cycle of paying it forward.

It encourages individuals to be kind to one another and thereby spread kindness in their communities, because it has been demonstrated that when we see others being kind, we are more likely to do the same for others.

Sadie Hawkins Day is a made-up holiday that quickly gained popularity in the United States and became a yearly event, even reaching to Canada. It is celebrated on November 13 (but some individuals prefer to do so on November 15).

The day is all about women taking the initiative and asking men out on dates. The Sadie Hawkins Dance is a school tradition in which girls invite boys to join them for the dance rather than the other way around.

World Diabetes Day is marked annually on November 14th to raise diabetes awareness around the world.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) designed it to educate people on the many types of diabetes and how they affect different ages and groups, as well as lifestyles and treatment options.

14 THU National Pickle Day.

14 THU National Family PJ Day.

There are numerous recycling events taking place across the country for America Recycles Day; check your local listings to see if any are occurring near you.

However, America Recycles Day begins at home, and today is an excellent opportunity to reflect on and improve your recycling habits. You may also teach your relatives and friends about recycling and encourage them to start doing it because it is so simple.

You may recycle cardboard, paper, beverage and food cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and caps, plastic bags, textiles, and electronics! If recycled, all of these items can be given new life and repurposed.

If you are truly committed to recycling, consider purchasing more used items including clothing, furniture, replacement parts, and gadgets… You are not only saving money, but also preventing landfills from becoming overloaded with rubbish.

National Philanthropy Day, observed on November 15, honors those who devote their lives to doing good deeds and philanthropic actions such as donating to charities and volunteering. It is sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which uses its blog to highlight exceptional charitable actions from that year. They host events such as luncheons and award ceremonies to commemorate the year’s top benefactors. By doing so, the AFP seeks to inspire individuals to be more generous.

The United States does not observe National Philanthropy Day as a public holiday.

15 FRI National Drummer Day.

15 FRI National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.

15 FRI Kartik Purnima

16 SAT: International Day of Tolerance

16 SAT is National Button Day.

National Fast Food Day, November 16, is the ideal day to skip dinner and instead visit your favorite fast food restaurant.

Fast food has become an American staple, and there are now many more options than just a burger and fries. There is something for everyone, whether you enjoy chicken, tacos, pizza, hot dogs, or the standard burger.

Many fast food establishments provide promotions and deals on National Fast Food Day, providing you the perfect occasion to indulge in your favorite fast food.

If you’re trying to avoid fast food for health reasons, numerous websites provide healthy alternative recipes for some of the classics, so why not try making your own at home?

17 SUN National Hiking Day.

World Prematurity Day, observed on November 17, increases awareness of concerns affecting premature babies and their families. It educates people on the care required for preterm babies and provides resources and support to families of ‘preemies’.

Babies who are born prematurely risk numerous health concerns that may impact everything from their hearing and eyesight to their brain and lungs.

17 SUN National Homemade Bread Day

17 SUN National Take a Hike Day

19 TUE National Play Monopoly Day.

Mark your calendars for November 19th every year, because International Men’s Day is a global celebration that highlights the enormous positive impact men have on our planet.

The topic for International males’s Day 2023 is “Zero Male Suicide,” and it attempts to raise awareness about the rising number of suicides among males.

This day is more than simply a recognition of their efforts; it is also a rallying cry for men’s mental health awareness.

This is a call to promote gender equality and an invitation for males to serve as inspirational role models for the future generation.

International guys’s Day is a powerful movement that encourages us all to recognize and support the guys who make a difference. It is observed in around 70 nations and began in Kansas City in 1994.

National Entrepreneurs’ Day is observed on the third Tuesday of November each year. It honors the people who embody one of America’s strongest qualities: entrepreneurship. It will be observed on November 21, 2023.

America values entrepreneurs – visionaries who start from the ground up and make their ambitions a reality. Motivated by ambition, they find needs, devise answers, and construct businesses that not only create jobs but also money.

These creative brains exemplify the American dream, turning obstacles into triumphs and propelling the country forward.

19 TUE World Toilet Day

19 TUE National Macchiato Day

20 WED Future Teachers of America Day

20 WED Transgender Day of Remembrance

Universal Children’s Day, often known as World Children’s Day, is a United Nations holiday celebrated on November 20 each year. It commemorates the day in 1959 when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted. It raises awareness about issues affecting children and emphasizes the importance of children’s welfare around the world.

Children have different requirements and rights from adults. As a result, it is critical to designate a day to highlight this. Universal Children’s Day also serves as a reminder to invest in children’s education because they are the world’s future.

20 WED National Absurdity Day.

20 WED Africa Industrialization Day.

21 THU World Hello Day.

21 THU World Television Day.

Every year on the third Thursday in November, the Great American Smokeout takes place. This event, hosted by the American Cancer Society, attempts to urge Americans to quit smoking or to establish a quit plan. On this day, smokers are challenged to refrain from smoking for at least 24 hours, in the hopes that it will motivate them to take the first step toward quitting.

21 THU National Rural Health Day.

21 THU World Philosophy Day.

22 FRI Go for a Ride Day.

23 SAT National Espresso Day.

On this day, courts complete hundreds of adoptions, and communities celebrate the newly formed families. Since its beginning, more than 80,000 children have been adopted on National Adoption Day.

25 MON: National Play Day with Dad.

25 MON: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

25 MON: National Parfait Day.

26 TUE: National Cake Day.

Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday of November each year, and in 2023, it falls on November 23rd.

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, therefore most schools and businesses are closed.

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, which is also a holiday in over 20 states, allowing people to enjoy a long weekend. This is also known as Thanksgiving Break.

28 THU Red Planet Day.

National Day of Mourning is an annual protest held on the fourth Thursday of November and is seen as an anti-Thanksgiving.

This is a day of remembering for all Native Americans who have faced persecution and genocide throughout the history of the United States, which continues to this day.

Those who mark the National Day of Mourning also want to educate others about the true history of Thanksgiving.

Black Friday occurs on the Friday following Thanksgiving, or the fourth Thursday in November. It’s one of the busiest shopping seasons in the United States, when stores and businesses offer their biggest sales discounts of the year, luring customers with amazing prices.

Black Friday traditionally runs from Friday to Monday. It marks the start of the Christmas season, giving shoppers approximately one month to complete their shopping.

We understand that with tempting discounts all around you, it might be difficult to restrain your shopping urges, but it is critical to shop with a strategy on Black Friday to ensure that you obtain the best prices within your budget!

Doorbusters are fantastic, but compare the pricing online.

Many businesses provide good prices online that are nearly as cheap as doorbusters or in-store promotions. So, if you find anything you like, double-check it online. Online offers have their own set of benefits, such as no transit or parking fees, no waste of time and energy, no crowds, and so on.

Receipts are important.

Never forget to save receipts for everything you buy. Impulse purchases are practically unavoidable on Black Friday. Are you familiar with price matching? It occurs when a shop reduces the price of a specific product you purchased if its cost falls further in the future. This is a regular practice during Black Friday, so keep your receipts because they can come in handy.

Reach the store early.

The expression “early bird catches the worm” is most appropriate in this situation. Black Friday is a shopping frenzy in which people everywhere hoard products. To avoid the last-minute rush and traffic, plan to arrive at the store on time or early. Furthermore, the doorbusters have limited supplies, so you may miss out if you do not arrive on time.

Avoid sizing issues.

If you’re buying garments and are unsure about the fit, order two sizes rather than one. Clothes sell out quickly, so it may be tough to get the precise one you like. To avoid this heartbreak, always buy two sizes so that you may return the one that doesn’t fit later.

29 FRI Buy Nothing Day.

30 SAT International Computer Security Day.

Small Business Saturday, held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, is a lively celebration of community and commerce.

On this day, we gather together to celebrate the local heroes who bring life to our communities and to discover the unique gems given by small businesses.

It is part of North America’s most popular and busiest shopping weekend, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the calendar.

Most shops will be open and advertising sales this weekend.

While it can be difficult to resist the deals available at larger businesses, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to encouraging business for smaller independent retailers.

30 SAT: National Mason Jar Day.

30 SAT: National Personal Space Day.

30 SAT: Day of Remembrance for Victims of Chemical Warfare.

30 SAT: St. Andrew’s Day.

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