Share joy, give thanks: November 2021 Holidays and Observances

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Thanksgiving is so much more than a single day of feasting with family and friends. It’s a season to reflect and to be grateful. This month we honor veterans, caregivers, Native Americans and more. Then we finish with a couple of big holidays.

It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out November holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. We’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate. 

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Scorpio (October 23-November21)

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Your Special Days in November  

Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, think about:


Time to stock up?

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November is National Native American Heritage Month.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month.

November Holidays and Observances  

All November:

National Native American Heritage Month 


National Family Caregivers Month


National Novel Writing Month


No-Shave November

  • Put away the shaving cream and razors, let your hair grow, and donate the money you usually spend on cutting, trimming, waxing and grooming to your favorite cancer-fighting charity.
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Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is November 1-2. (Translation: The memories and the love of those who have passed are with us on this Day of the Dead and always.)

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No-Shave November is all month long.

November 1

All Saints Day/Día de Todos los Santos 

Day of the Little Angels/Día de los Angelitos 


November 2

Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos 


Election Day


November 4:


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Diwali is November 5.

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Veterans Day is November 11.

November 7:

Daylight Saving Time Ends


November 11:

Veterans Day


November 12-21

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World Kindness Day is November 13.

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International Children’s Day is November 20.

November 13:

World Kindness Day


Sometime in November



November 20:

International Children’s Day

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Thanksgiving is on November 25.

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Hanukkah begins at sundown on November 28.

November 25:



November 26:

Native American Heritage Day

  • Celebrate the cultures and traditions of Native Americans and recognize the many contributions they have made.


November 28:

First Day of Advent

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

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Free downloadable November Digital Wallpapers  

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Fall in love with Fall with these southwestern-inspired designs for your screens. Download free November 2021 digital wallpapers illustrated by Hallmark Artist Amber G.