November Holidays, Celebrations, and Observances

I learned to know the love of bare November days. - Robert Frost

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November Celebrations

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.
November 05, 2020 — Lori Oster