Special Days and Observances in November

November Calendar
November Calendar. Photo from istockphoto.com

The month of November has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

Month-Long Observances

Week-Long Observances

  • Geography Awareness Week - November 13 - 19
  • National Young Reader's Week - November 13 - 19  (second full week)
  • American Education Week - November 13 - 19  (week before Thanksgiving)
  • National Family Week - November 20 - 26   (week containing Thanksgiving)
  • Game and Puzzle Week - November 20 - 26  (third full week)

Special Days and Holidays

First Week

  • November   1  National Authors' Day
  • November   1  Cookie Monster Day
  • November   1  Plate Tectonics Day
  • November   2  Look for Circles Day
  • November   3  Cliche Day
  • November   4  King Tut Day
  • November   5  Book Lovers Day (first Saturday)
  • November   5  International Games Day (first Saturday)
  • November   6  Saxophone Day
  • November   7  International Tongue Twister Day

Second Week

  • November  8  National Parents as Teachers Day
  • November  8  National Young Readers Day (second Tuesday)
  • November  8  National STEM/STEAM Day
  • November 10  Marine Corps Birthday
  • November 10  Sesame Street Day
  • November 11  National Origami Day
  • November 11  Remembrance Day
  • November 11  Veterans Day
  • November 14  Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
  • November 14  National American Teddy Bear Day

    Third Week

    • November 15  I Love to Write Day
    • November 15  National Philanthropy Day
    • November 16  International Day of Tolerance
    • November 17  Use Less Stuff Day (Thursday before Thanksgiving)
    • November 19  Gettysburg Address Day
    • November 19  Equal Opportunity Day
    • November 20  Absurdity Day

    Last Week

    • November 21  Military Families Recognition Day (Monday before Thanksgiving)
    • November 22  Start Your Own Country Day
    • November 23  Fibonacci Day
    • November 23  What Do You Love About America? Day (day before Thanksgiving)
    • November 24  Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday)
    • November 24  Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
    • November 25  Native American Day  (Day after Thanksgiving)
    • November 28  Red Planet Day

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