November National Days – Thanksgiving, Cookies, Chocolates and More!

This list of November National Days is a day-by day look at the month to find out how to celebrate your favorite national day with food and drink ideas, and (especially this month) lots of holiday projects. November is a month of fun and tasty national Days. Check them all out at Always the Holidays

Each time I write a post about a new and fun national day for the month of November on the blog, I add new links to the list below, to give you additional ideas for ways to celebrate these days.

November is the eleventh month of the year in our calendar.  In the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the last month of the fall season, but in the Southern hemisphere it is associated with the end of spring.

November leaves mark the end of fall

This month marks the beginning of several of our favorite holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve.  The end of the month features Thanksgiving, but this is just the beginning of many special days to come.

The name of the month originated when the Roman lunar calendar was used, and the year started in March at harvest time. Then, November(novem) was considered the 9th month of the year.

All that changed in 46 B.C. when the new Julian calendar was used, making January the first month and November the eleventh month in the calendar.

November is National gratitude month, which is makes sense, since Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude.  It is also National peanut butter lovers month, (I am a number one member!!) National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and Sweet Potato Awareness month. 

But don’t stop at just these activities, with all these fun and offbeat holidays, there is more than just a day of eating and gratitude to celebrate this month.

Fun Facts about November

The month of November has arrived, so let’s catch up with a few facts about the last full month of fall.

Interested in Astrology? The zodiac signs for the month of November are Scorpio (up to November 21) and Sagittarius (after the 22nd of November.)

If you love gardening, the birth flower is chrysanthemum and the birthstones are topaz and citrine.

November Days in History

Looking back in history, Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 and John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.

Find out some fun facts about November as well as a list of National Days

The US presidential Elections are held every November on the day after the first Monday. Mid Term elections are held two years later on the same day.

Some famous November birthdays are:

  • Gordon Ramsey (celebrated chef) – November 8
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – November 11
  • Winston Churchill – November 30
  • Mark Twain – November 30

The calendar below features a list of some of the national and international days in November, day by day. Some of these days have links to pages on my site where you can find more information or recipes to celebrate that interesting national day.

I add to this page often with new links and fun facts about your favorite national day, so be sure to check back often for new ideas.

List of National Days in November

November is full of a month of fun food days like Calzone day, Pizza with the works day, and Deviled Eggs Day. It is also a time to celebrate Monopoly Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, if you love to shop.National Days to celebrate in November

These national days take part in the first half of the month. Time to celebrate!

Nov 1

  • Authors Day
  • Brush Day
  • Calzone Day
  • Deep Fried Clams Day
  • Men Make Dinner Day
  • Vinegar Day
Nov 2

  • Deviled Egg Day
  • Traffic Director’s Day
  • Cookie Monster’s Day
  • Look for Circles Day
  • Practice Being Psychic Day
  • All Souls Day
Nov 3

  • Bison Day
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Sandwich Day
  • Cliché Day
  • Give Someone a Dollar Today Day
  • Digital Scrapbooking Day
Nov 4

  • Candy Day
  • Chicken Lady Day
  • Skeptics Day
  • Use your Common Sense Day
Nov 5

Nov 6

  • Nachos Day
  • Saxophone Day
  • Basketball Day
  • Election Day (day after the first Mon)
Nov 7

  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Stress Awareness Day
  • Hug a Bear Day
  • Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • Little League Girls Day
  • Healthy Eating Day (first Wed)
Nov 8

  • Harvey Wallbanger Day
  • Parents as Teachers Day
  • Stem/Steam Day
  • Cappuccino Day
  • Ample Time Day
  • X-ray Day
Nov 9

  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • Scrapple Day
  • Go to an Art Museum Day
  • World Freedom day
  • Greek Yogurt Day
  • Microtia Awareness Day
Nov 10

  • Marine Corps Birthday
  • Forget Me Not Day
  • Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Sesame Street Day
Nov 11

  • Veterans Day
  • Sundae Day
  • Origami Day
  • Singles Day
Nov 12

Nov 13

  • Indian Pudding Day
  • Actor’s Day
  • Mom’s and Dad’s Day
  • Start a Rumor Day
  • Sadie Hawkins Day
Nov 14

  • Pickle Day
  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Loosen up, Lighten up Day
  • American Teddy Bear Day
  • World Diabetes Day
Nov 15

  • America Recycles Day
  • Clean out your Refrigerator Day
  • Bundt (Pan) Day
  • Philanthropy Day
  • Raisin Bran Cereal Day

National food Days in November are plentiful.

Here we are at the half way mark for our list of National Days in November. Has your favorite national day been listed yet?  Don’t give up.

We have lots more fun in store. How about National Fast Food Day or National Cashew Day?  Both are still to come!

Nov 16

  • Button Day
  • Fast Food Day
  • American Enterprise Day
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Day
  • Little Red Wagon Day
Nov 17

  • Adoption Day (Sat before Thanksgiving)
  • Baklava Day
  • Take a Hike Day
  • Home made Bread Day
  • The Little Mermaid Day
  • National Unfriend day
Nov 18

  • Princess Day
  • Mickey Mouse Birthday
  • Vichyssoise Day
  • Occult Day
  • Push Button Phone Day
  • Apple Cider Day
Nov 19

  • Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
  • Play Monopoly Day
  • Equal Opportunity Day
  • Blow Bagpipes Day
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Nov 20

Nov 21

  • Jukebox Day
  • Stuffing Day
  • Tie one on Day
  • Pumpkin Pie Day
  • World Hello Day
Nov 22

  • Cranberry Relish Day
  • Day of Morning
  • Thanksgiving Day – 2018
  • Go for a Ride Day
  • Stop the Violence Day
  • Start Your Own Country Day
Nov 23

  • Black Friday – 2018
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • Cashew Day
  • Espresso Day
  • Flossing Day
  • Maize Day
Nov 24

  • Sardines Day
  • Small Business Saturday (Sat after Thanksgiving)
  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • Dr. Who Day
  • National Leftovers Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
Nov 25

  • Blasé Day
  • Portrait Day
  • Shopping Reminder Day
  • International Day for the elimination of violence against women Day
  • Eat with a Friend Day
Nov 26

  • Cake Day
  • Cookie Day
  • Cyber Monday – 2018
  • Good Grief Day


Nov 27

  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Craft Jerky Day
  • Day of Giving (Tues After Thanksgiving)
  • Electric Guitar Day
  • Pins and Needles Day
Nov 28

  • French Toast Day
  • Package Protection Day
  • It’s Letter Writing Day
  • Turkey Leftover Day
  • Red Planet Day
Nov 29

  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Customer is Wrong Day
  • Chocolates Day
  • Lemon Creme Pie Day
  • Square Dance Day
Nov 30

  • Computer Security Day
  • Meth Awareness Day
  • Mousse Day
  • Stay Home because you’re well Day
  • Mason Jar Day

Need More Inspiration?

If you are looking for some inspiration for discovering more about all the National Days, be sure to check out my National Days board on Pinterest.  It has lots of pins that lead to articles about the topic.National Days board on Pinetrest

Would you like a reminder of this list of November National Days?  Just pin this image to one of your boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.Find out more about the National Days in November

Which are your favorite of the November National days?

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