November calendar days

November Calendar Days

November Calendar Days List 2019

ADDucation’s November calendar days list of worldwide international awareness days is fact checked to ensure they’re not just fake news or social media hype. We’ve included all the fixed November international awareness days we could find, including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of an international fixed November calendar day we should include please let us know by adding a comment at the bottom the page. Our mission is to include all November calendar days.

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Date November Calendar Days Acronym First Observed Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories November Calendar Days Key Facts Social Media Hashtags
1 November World Vegan Day 1994 Worldwide. The Vegan Society UK, Vegetarianism, Food day, Food awareness day. A day the vegan-curious can explore the benefits of veganism and a vegan lifestyle living free from animal products for the benefit of people, animals and the environment. #WorldVeganDay
2 November International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists IDEI 2014 Worldwide. UN, UNESCO, Rights day, Rights awareness day. Commemorates the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on this day in 2013. Campaigns for an end to violence against journalists and media workers by working with states to ensure a safe environment for journalists to operate and bring perpetrators to justice. #IDEI (or add year:) #IDEI #EndImpunity #JournoSafe #MyFightAgainstImpunity
3 November World Sandwich Day / National Sandwich Day 2001 Worldwide. Subway restaurants. Food day, Food awareness day. Celebrate with a burger or sub from your favorite restaurant or make yourself a traditional sandwich at home. The word “Sandwich” is attributed to John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was born on 13th November 1718 so it’s NOT a celebration of his birthday. The earliest reference to National Sandwich Day we’ve found dates back to the USA in 2001. #NationalSandwichDay
4 November No verified November calendar days today. On this day in 2008 Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. The first African-American president. Obama succeeded President George W. Bush and was followed by President Donald Trump.
5 November Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night, Guy Fawkes Day, Firework Night 1606 UK. UK Observance of 5th November Act. Politics, National day. Organized and private firework displays with a bonfire commemorate the failure of a plot, in 1605, by Guy Fawkes and other members of the Gunpowder Plot, to blow up the House of Lords in London, England. #BonfireNight #GuyFawkes #FireworksNight
5 November World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016 UN, UNSDR, Disasters, Awareness day. A day to raise awareness of Tsunamis and risk reduction measures. Campaign for better international cooperation to help coastal communities in affected areas based on the Sendai framework. #TsunamiDay (or add year:) #TsunamiDay2019
6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 2001 Worldwide. UN, UNEP, UN EMG (UN Environment Management Group), TRWN (Toxic Remnants of War Network), GCI (Green Cross International). War and Peace, Environment day, Environmental awareness day. A day to educate people that the damage to the Environment day, caused by war and armed conflict, may extend beyond man made borders to affect future generations. #EnvConflictDay
7 November No verified November calendar days today. On this day in 1917 Lenin’s Bolsheviks took over the winter palace in Petrograd (St Petersburg) which was the October Revolution that eventually led to the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922.
8 November International Day of Radiology IDoR 2012 Worldwide. ESR (European Society of Radiology), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America), ACR (American College of Radiology). Science day, Health day, Health awareness day. On this day in 1985 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German scientist, discovered X-rays which led to radiology and the benefits of medical imaging in healthcare today. #IDoR (or add year:) #IDoR2017
9 November World Freedom Day 2001 USA and other countries. YAF (Young America’s Foundation), CRNC (College Republican National Committee) Politics, Commemoration day. Commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 which led to the end of communist rule across Central and Eastern Europe. The day marks the start of Freedom Week, which includes Veterans Day. Other countries have their own World Freedom Day. #WorldFreedomDay
10 November World Science Day for Peace and Development / World Science Day WSDPD 2002 Worldwide. UN, UNESCO, UNAWE (Universe Awesomeness), Peace, Science day, Awareness day. A day to raise awareness of emerging scientific issues and encourage wider public engagement to highlight the relevance, importance and benefits of science in society and in our daily lives. #WSDPD (or add year:) #WSDPD2019
11 November Singles Day 1993 China, worldwide. Relationship status. 11th November (11/11) was chosen because the number 1 represents an individual, aka “bare sticks holiday”. Originally celebrated as “Bachelors’ Day” by men it’s now widely celebrated by men and women with “Blind date” parties and retail events. #SinglesDay
11 November Remembrance Day / Poppy Day 1919 UK, France, Belgium, Commonwealth Nations (except Mozambique) and other countries. Commonwealth of Nations, Remembrance day. Commemorates the armistice between the allied and central powers marking the end of World War I at 11am on 11th November 1918. The UK observes 2 minutes silence at 11am. In the UK Remembrance Sunday is held on the nearest Sunday to 11 November. #RemembranceDay
11 November Armistice Day 1919 UK, Belgium, France, NZ, Australia and other countries. Remembrance day. Commemorates the armistice between the allied and central powers marking the end of World War One (WWI) at 11am on 11th November 1918. #ArmisticeDay
11 November Veterans Day 1954 USA. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Remembrance day, Holiday. Honors USA armed forces veterans. Prior to 1954 the USA celebrated Armistice Day. Between 1971 and 1977 Veterans day was held on the fourth Monday in October. #VeteransDay
12 November World Pneumonia Day 2009 Worldwide. UN, WHO, Health day, Health awareness day. Pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children under 5 years old and needs action to raise awareness, prevent and treat pneumonia and spread best practices. #WorldPneumoniaDay
13 November World Kindness Day / Random Acts of Kindness Day WKD / RAK 1998 USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria, UAE, Singapore, Italy, India, UK and many other countries. WKM (World Kindness Movement) 43+ countries, RAK (The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation), Kindness Day UK, Australian Kindness Movement, Kindness Canada. Peace, Happiness, Awareness day. Perform a random act of kindness today or organize an event to help your local community. Various national organizations participate on the World Kindness Movement. As the Dalai Lama said “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace”. #WorldKindnessDay
14 November World Diabetes Day WDD 2007 Worldwide. UN, WHO, IDF (International Diabetes Federation), Health day, Health awareness day. Raise awareness of the need for co-ordinated healthcare and health education. Aims to prevent, treat and care for people as the percentage of people living with diabetes has almost doubled since 1980 largely as a result of obesity. #WDD (or add year:) #WDD2019 #WorldDiabetesDay
15 November America Recycles Day ARD 1997 USA. (KAB) Keep America Beautiful, Environment day, Environmental awareness day. Since 2009 it’s a national nonprofit program of Keep America Beautiful. Events are held across the USA to recycle and pledge to buy products made from recycled materials. #AmericaRecyclesDay #BeRecycled #BuyRecycled
15 November Day of the Imprisoned Writer 1981 PEN Int. Literature day, Awareness day. Supports and recognizes writers being denied their human right to freedom of expression. #DayoftheImprisonedWriter
15 November National Philanthropy Day NPD 1986 USA, Canada. AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals). Philanthropy, Awareness day. A day to celebrate philanthropy by volunteering, giving and good deeds to change the world for the better. #afpnpd #NPDlove
16 November International Day for Tolerance IDT 1996 Worldwide. UN, UNESCO Culture day, Cultural awareness day. A day to urge tolerance and nurture tolerance in ourselves and our everyday lives and rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together. The winner of the bi-annual UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for tolerance and non-violence is awarded on this day. #ToleranceDay
17 November International Students Day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and other countries. Student Chamber and the Council of Higher Education Institutes, OBESSU (Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions), ESU (European Students’ Union), UdS (Unione degli Studenti). Culture day, Cultural awareness day. A day to celebrate the multiculturalism of students at universities worldwide. Held on the anniversary of the storming of Czech universities by Nazis in 1939. #InternationalStudentsDay
18 November European Antibiotic Awareness Day EAAD 2008 Europe. ECDC, EC, EU Agencies: EFSA & EMA, Health day, Health awareness day. Raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and sensible use of antibiotics to reduce this serious threat to public health. Coincides with World Antibiotic Awareness Week in November.
19 November International Men’s Day IMD 1992 70+ countries worldwide. UNESCO, Family awareness day. Aims to improve gender equality, highlight male role models, celebrate male contributions to community, family, marriage and child care and promote basic humanitarian values. #InternationalMensDay (or add year:) #InternationalMensDay2019
19 November World Toilet Day WTD 2001 Worldwide. UN, WTO, UNICEF, Health day, Health awareness day. The World Toilet Organization campaigns to raise awareness of sanitation issues worldwide and draw attention to the global sanitation crisis. #WorldToiletDay
20 November Universal Children’s Day 1954 Worldwide. UN, UNICEF, Children’s day, Children awareness day, Family day. Celebrated on the anniversary of the date the UN adopted the declaration and convention on children’s rights. Promotes togetherness between children around the world. Celebrated on different days in some countries. #ChildrensDay #KidsTakeOver
20 November Africa Industrialization Day AID 1956 Worldwide. UN, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). Sustainable development, Industry awareness day. A day to raise awareness of the challenges and issues of industrialization in Africa and urge countries to work together. #AfricanIndustrializationDay
20 November Transgender Day of Remembrance TDoR 1999 USA and 20+ countries worldwide. GLAAD, Rights day, Rights awareness day. Founded by transgender woman, Gwendolyn Ann Smith. Day of action to remember those who lost their lives as a result of transphobia and raise awareness of ongoing violence endured by the transgender community. #TDOR #TransDayofRemembrance
21 November World Television Day 1996 Worldwide. UN, UN VIDEO, Telecoms, Awareness day. Commemorates the date of the first World Television Forum in 1996. #WorldTVDay
21 November World Hello Day 1973 Worldwide. Brian and Michael McCormack. Fun day, Friendship day, Awareness day. A day to say “Hello” to the world online or in person by greeting ten or more people to emphasize the importance of verbal communication in preserving peace. #WorldHelloDay
22 November No verified November calendar days today. On this day in 2005 Angela Merkel took office as the first female Chancellor of Germany.
23 November Fibonacci Day Worldwide. Mathematics day, Geek day, Fun day, Awareness day. Celebrates Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci who generated the Fibonacci Series of numbers. Each number in the Fibonacci sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers. For example: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 etc. Why November 23? Because in MM/DD format the date is 11/23 and the first 4 Fibonacci numbers are 1,1,2,3. #FibonacciDay
23 November Doctor Who Day 2014 Worldwide. Fan day, Sci-Fi day, Fun day, Social media day. On this day in 1963 the first episode “An Unearthly Child” of the popular Doctor Who sci-fi TV series was broadcast in the UK. It’s a good day to watch your personal birthday Doctor Who episode. #DoctorWhoDay #TardisDay
24 November No verified November calendar days today. On this day in 1859 Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species was published.
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 1999 Worldwide. UN, UN Women, UNiTE, Rights day, Rights awareness day. Commemorating the date of the assassination, in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters who were political activists in the Dominican Republic killed by dictator Rafael Trujillo. #OrangeTheWorld #MeToo #ViolenceAgainstWomen
26 November Anti Obesity Day AOD 2001 India, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. UN WFP, VLCC (wellness brand). Health day, Health awareness day. A day to raise awareness of the health risks associated with obesity and participate in health camps and healthy activities. #WorldAntiObesityDay #AntiObesityDay
27 November No verified November calendar days today. On this day in 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his will creating five Nobel Prize awards for those who contributed to the benefit of mankind.
28 November No verified November calendar days today. On this day in 1967 the first pulsar star was observed by grad student Jocelyn Bell and her advisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University, England.
29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 1978 Worldwide. UN, Global politics, Global politics awareness day. On this day in 1947 the UN passed Resolution 181 which, after a transition period, calls for the establishment of an “Independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem.” Held on 1st December in 2003. #DayOfSolidarity #PalestineDay
30 November Cities for Life Day 2002 Cities worldwide. Amnesty International, Ensemble contre la Peine de Mort, FIACAT (International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture) and International Penal Reform. Global politics, Global politics awareness day. A day cities around the world campaign for the abolition of the death penalty organized by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. #CitiesForLife

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