Thursday, October 31, 2013

Calendar Days—Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days in November

by Edie Melson

It's that timeagain—Calendar Days. I sure hope you all are enjoying this column as much as me. It's funny, as I research these each month, I think of so many of you.

And I can't help but giggle at the holidays that fall on the same date, like Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day on November 29. That just hits me as ironic.

I always share this info on the last Thursday of every month. So be sure to drop by. Today I’m going to continue with the upcoming crazy and normal holidays in the month of November.

Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 

Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others.

November Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

November is:
Aviation History Month
Vegan Month
Aviation History Month
National Life Writing MOnth
National Adoption Awareness Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Sleep Comfort Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Native American Heritage Month
Child Safety Protection Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
Chemistry Week
National Fig Week

Week 2:
National Young Reader’s Week (Send Full Week in November)
Pursuit of Happiness Week
National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week

Week 3:
Game & Puzzle Week
American Education Week
National Book Awreness Week

Week 4:
Better Conversation Week
National Bible Week
National Family Week

Daily Celebrations
November 1
Author’s Day
All Saint’s Day

Book Lovers Day
November 2
Book Lovers Day (First Saturday in November)
All Soul’s Day
Look for Circles Day
Give Up Your Shoulds Day
Deviled Egg Day
Prime Meridian Day
World Vegan Day
Plan Your Epitaph Day

November 3
Cliché Day
Housewife’s Day
Zero Tasking Day (we have an extra hour because of the Daylight Savings change – use it to do NOTHING)
Sandwich Day

November 4
King Tut Day
Fill our Staplers Day
Job Action Day
Use Your Common Sense Day
Traffic Directors Day

November 5
Gunpowder Day
Guy Fawkes Day

Marooned without a Compass Day
November 6
Marooned without a Compass Day
Stress Awareness Day
Saxophone day

November 7
Men Make Dinner Day
Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

November 8
Cook Something Bold Day
X-ray Day
Dunce Day
Abet and Aid Punsters Day
National Parents as Teachers Day
National Walk to Work Day

November 9
Chaos Never Dies Day

USMC Day & Veteran's Day
November 10
Forget-Me-Not Day
Tongue Twister Day
Area Code Day
Sesame Street Day
Windows Day (Microsoft)

November 11
Veteran’s Day
Origami Day
World Orphans Day (Second Monday in November

November 12
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
National Young Readers Day (Second Tuesday in November)
Pizza with The Works Except Anchovies Day

November 13
World Kindness Day
National Indian Pudding Day
Sadie Hawkins Day

November 14
Operating Room Nurse Day
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
National Pickle Day
Spirit of NSA (National Speakers Association)
World Diabetes Day
National American Teddy Bear Day

I love to Write Day
November 15
Clean Your Refrigerator Day
America Recycles Day
National Philanthropy Day

November 16
Guinness World Record Day
Button Day
National Day of Play
Have a Party with Your Bear Day

November 17
Take a Hike Day
Homemade Bread Day
World Peace Day
National Unfriend Day

November 18
Mickey Mouse Day
Push-button Phone Day

Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
November 19
Mens Day
Have a Bad Day Day
Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
World Toilet Day

November 20
Name Your PC Day
Absurdity Day
Beautiful Day
Universal Children’s Day
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 21
False Confession Day
Great American Smokeout (Third Thursday in November)
World Hello Day
Use Less Stuff Day
World Television Day

November 22
Go for a Ride Day
Humane Society Anniversary Day

November 23
Fibonacci Day
Eat a Cranberry Day
National Cashew Day
National Adoption Day (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
Dr. Who Day

November 24
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
D.B. Cooper Day
Mother Goose Day

National Parfait Day
November 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
Blasé Day
National Parfait Day

November 26
Shopping Reminder Day

November 27
Pins and Needles Day

November 28
Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November)
French Toast Day
Red Planet Day
Make Your Own Head Day

National Day of Listening
November 29
Black Friday
You’re Welcome Day
Square Dance Day
Flossing Day
Buy Nothing Day (always the day after Thanksgiving)
Electronic Greetings Day
National Day of Listening

November 30
Small Business Saturday
Computer Security Day
Stay at Home Because You are Well Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation!

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  1. I particularly like November 1st - Author's Day! :)

  2. November 9th- Chaos Never Dies Day. Mom and Dad's anniversary too. Is there a correlation here?

  3. Don't forget PiBoIdMo starts today. I'm participating for the first time. Can't wait to see what my brain conjures up!

  4. Authors Day and Book Lovers Day...what a great way to start the month!! And National Adoption Month is surely one of my blessed by our adopted daughter from China! Thanks for all the fun info!

  5. I always liked November, but now that I know it's Peanut Butter Lovers month ... it has officially moved right up to the top of the list. Well, maybe second to December. Even peanut butter can't beat Christmas.

    Thanks for sharing this great list. I made a printable out of it for my writing binder and highlighted some possible topics to write about this month. :-)