Share joy, give thanks: November 2023 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)

Illustration of a bow and arrow for the Zodiac sign Sagittarius

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 


November 7:

Election Day


November 10-19

Holiday Open House

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November 11:

Veterans Day


November 12



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Diwali is November 12.

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International Children’s Day is November 20.

November 13:

World Kindness Day


Sometime in November



November 20:

Transgender Day of Remembrance

International Children’s Day

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World Kindness Day is November 13.

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Thanksgiving is on November 23.

November 25:



November 26:

Native American Heritage Day

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

More Ideas for November  

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Start a conversation about gratitude

Bust out these free, printable, gratitude conversation cards at Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving this year to get the good vibes flowing.

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Get creative with your gift wrap

A few folds is all it takes to turn your gift wrap into a personalized work of art for your special someone!

Express love and care in meaningful ways

Hallmark Writer Melvina Young believes love is a life force. She shares ways and words to show love to your littles, your family, your sisters and yourself.

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LOOKING AHEAD: Easy Christmas card envelope lettering

From fancy letters to seasonal shapes and more, get our free downloadable and simple tips for making your holiday card envelopes extra festive this year.

November Celebration Planner  

Download this November Celebration Planner page to help keep track of this month’s special moments. IT’S FREE!

Digital Wallpapers  

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Fall in love with November with these autumn-inspired designs for your screens.