November Holidays, Celebrations, and Observances
I learned to know the love of bare November days. - Robert Frost
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Not only do celebrations give us something to look forward to, but they provide opportunities to make space for special moments of connection with children. Decorate your space, or create a special craft, or prepare gifts for friends. Whatever you do, do it together, and you're guaranteed to make some memories.
Non-traditional celebrations in November:
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- National Author’s Day, November 1st
- National Calzone Day, November 1st
- National Family Literacy Day, November 1st
- National Deviled Egg Day, November 2nd
- National Sandwich Day, November 3rd
- National Candy Day, November 4th
- National Doughnut Day, November 5th
- National Love Your Red Hair Day, November 5th
- National Saxophone Day, November 6th
- National Play Outside Day, First Saturday in November
- National Cappuccino Day, November 8th
- National Harvey Wallbanger Day, November 8th
- National Parents as Teachers Day, November 8th
- National Forget-Me-Not Day, November 10th
- National Sundae Day, November 11th
- National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, November 12th
- World Kindness Day, November 13th
- National Family PJ Day, November 14th
- National Pickle Day, November 14th
- National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, November 15th
- National Button Day, November 16th
- National Take a Hike Day, November 17th
- National Homemade Bread Day, November 17th
- National Vichyssoise Day, November 18th
- National Play Monopoly Day, November 19th
- National Absurdity Day, November 20th
- National Child’s Day, November 20th
- National Gingerbread Cookie Day, November 21st
- National Cranberry Relish Day, November 22nd
- National Espresso Day, November 23rd
- National Sardines Day, November 24th
- National Parfait Day, November 25th
- Blasé Day, November 25th
- National Cake Day, November 26th
- National Day of Mourning, 4th Thursday in November
- National Native American Heritage Day, November 27th
- National Bavarian Cream Pie Day, November 27th
- National Day of Listening, November 27th
- Buy Nothing Day, November 27th
- National French Toast Day, November 28th
- Electronic Greetings Day, November 29th
- National Personal Space Day, November 30th
- National Mousse Day, November 30th
- Stay Home Because You’re Well Day, November 30th
Famous November birthdays:
- Marie Antoinette, November 2, 1755. Queen of France.
- Walter Cronkite, November 4, 1916. TV journalist.
- Yanni, November 4, 1954. Musician.
- Art Garfunkel, November 5, 1941. Singer from the amazing Simon & Garfunkel.
- John Philip Sousa, November 6, 1854. Composer.
- Marie Curie, November 7, 1967. Chemist and physicist.
- Edmund Halley, November 8, 1656. Astronomer and mathematician.
- Bram Stoker, November 8, 1847. Novelist.
- Carl Sagan, November 9, 1934. Astronomer.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. November 11, 1922. Novelist.
- Neil Young, November 12, 1945. Singer, songwriter.
- Claude Monet, November 14, 1840. Painter.
- Elizabeth Drew, November 16, 1935. Journalist.
- Alan Shepard, November 18, 1923. Astronaut and first American in space.
- Mickey Mouse, November 18, 1928.
- Margaret Atwood, November 18, 1939. Novelist.
- Meg Ryan, November 19, 1961. Actress, costar in the best movie ever, When Harry Met Sally.
- Edwin Hubble, November 20, 1889. Astronomer.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, November 24, 1864. Painter.
- John Larroquette, November 25, 1947. Actor.
- Charles Schulz, November 26, 1922. Cartoonist, creator of “Peanuts”.
- Samuel Clemens, November 30, 1835. Novelist, AKA Mark Twain.
- Abbie Hoffman, November 30, 1936. Political activist.
- Mandy Patinkin, November 30, 1952. Actor, singer.