A new month is here, welcome November! I’ve compiled another list of some fun, unique, serious, and interesting holidays for you to consider this November. There is much more than just Thanksgiving in this month!
Special Days in November
- 2 – Deviled Egg Day
I’m going to have to make Hubby some of the Bacon Deviled Eggs again
- 3 – Men Make Dinner Day
- 3 – Jellyfish Day
- 3 – Public Television Day
I grew up watching PBS, that was back in the day before cable! Remember this Sesame Street toy? Don’t forget PBS was the original station to get great cooking shows on too.
- 4 – King Tut Day
- 5 – National Love Your Red Hair Day
- 6 – National Nachos Day
Try out my recipes for Barbecue Chicken Nachos or these Healthier Nachos
- 7 – Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
- 8 – US Election Day
Make sure you do your homework before you vote, I wrote a post sharing some tips on preparing for voting
- 8 – National STEM Day
- 10 – Forget Me Not Day
- 10 – Microsoft Windows Day
I’ve got lots of posts about Windows and Microsoft!
- 11 – Veteran’s Day
Please thank a Veteran today and in case you missed it, this is a great infographic about Veterans and PTSD.
- 11 – Pocky Day
- 12 – Domino Day
- 13 – World Kindness Day
- 13 – International Tongue Twister Day
- 14 – National Pickle Day
I’m not a dill pickle fan, but I do love all things pickled without the dill like quick pickled vegetables. For those who do like dill, try Hubby’s Fried Dill Pickles.
- 15 – Clean Your Refrigerator Day
Uh-oh, it has been a while since I’ve done this, better follow my own tips for cleaning our your refrigerator I shared 3 years ago!
- 16 – National Fast Food Day
- 17 – Homemade Bread Day
- 17 – Great American Smokeout
- 18 – Mickey Mouse Day
If you need to play a party soon check out my post with DIY Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse party decorations
- 19 – National Adoption Day
- 19 – American Made Matters Day
- 20 – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
This is the easiest peanut butter fudge recipe ever – I found it years ago on AllRecipes
- 22 – Go For a Ride Day
- 23 – National Tie One On Day
- 24 – Thanksgiving
You know I have lots of Thanksgiving posts from over the years. Let me know if there is something new you would like to see this November too!
- 25 – You’re Welcome Day
- 26 – Small Business Saturday
If you have the opportunity to shop at local small businesses in your area for the holidays this year please do so. I know sometimes prices are cheaper online and at big box stores but they never compare to the service and knowledge at the small local stores.
- 26 – International Aura Awareness Day
- 27 – Pins and Needles Day
- 28 – French Toast Day
If I may make a suggestion, try out this Stuffed Maple Bourbon French Toast served with Maple and Bourbon Bacon!
- 28 – Cyber Monday
- 29 – Giving Tuesday
- 30 – Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day
- 30 – Computer Security Day
If you are a regular reader you know I talk about security often. I try to break it down and make it easy for even non-techy people to understand.
Each month also has several designations from different groups, medical conditions, causes, and such. Here are a few of them for November 2016.
- National Adoption Month
I am a huge fan of adoption from all aspects. Here is a great infographic on adoptions of US children in foster care also.
- National Family Caregivers Month
- National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
They must have made this holiday for Hubby, he is the biggest peanut butter lover I have ever met.
- American Indian Heritage Month
- American Diabetes Month
- Prematurity Awareness Month
Did you know my twin granddaughters were preemies as well as my son (their dad)? It is super scary! Luckily, none of them have any major complications from being premature babies.
- National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
- National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
- COPD Awareness Month
My grandfather had this and my mom does now too. COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Sadly, my friend Jean aka geekbabe has lung cancer. She has been generous enough to share much of her journey on her blog, including this post, Questions about My Lung Cancer that You Were Afraid to Ask
- National Healthy Skin Month
- National Georgia Pecan Month
- Picture Book Month
- National Impotency Month
- Vegan Month
- Banana Pudding Lovers Month
- Adopt a Senior Pet Month
My wonderful friend, Karen of Future Expat, is a champion for rescuing dogs and working with older dogs that need a new home as well.
Will you be recognizing, celebrating or honoring any of these special events in November? Are there any others you think I should include on the list? Leave a comment below!