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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in November 2021.
November is the month of both solemn events - Rememberance Day - and joyous celebrations of Diwali, Hanukkah and the irreverent Guy Fawkes Night.
Here are the fun events happening this November in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.
31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2021
The Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos takes place over 3 days. The festival is a happy celebration with gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
1st Nov to 5th Nov 2021
Improving number confidence improves opportunities and life chances for all. The week includes a series of livestreams and online activities to make the UK to feel more confident in understanding and working with numbers.
3rd Nov 2021
A day to appreciate and celebrate jellyfish, which are not, in fact, a fish at all.
4th Nov 2021
Diwali is the Hindu festival of Lights, which is celebrated with fireworks, decoration and feasting.
5th Nov 2021
When the British celebrate the Gunpowder Plot conspiritors failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night.
6th Nov 2021
Celebrated annually on the birthday of Belgian instrument maker, Adolphe Sax who was the inventor of the saxophone.
6th Nov 2021
The numbat is native to Australia and is unique, sharing no relation to any living species. But it's also critically endangered. There are fewer than 1,000 of its kind left in the wild.
11th Nov 2021
The day when we remember those members of the armed forces who gave their lives in conflict. The date was chosen to comemerate the end of hostilities of the First World War on 11th November 1918.
11th Nov 2021
Single's Day is the fastest-growing shopping holiday across Asia, when single people receive gifts, or buy for themselves.
13th Nov 2021
A day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms.
15th Nov to 19th Nov 2021
A week for learning about the causes of bullying, identifying bullying and encouraging people to speak up against bullying, both children and adults.
15th Nov to 21st Nov 2021
The campaign aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and to promote life-saving messages.
15th Nov 2021
Celebrated each year on 15 November, Steve Irwin Day is an annual international event honouring the life and legacy of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, and to highlight his passion of animal conservation.
17th Nov 2021
World Prematurity Day is raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.
19th Nov 2021
The BBC's annual fundraising day which raises moneys for children's charities across the UK, fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.
20th Nov 2021
United Nations Universal Children's Day was established to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
21st Nov 2021
Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people. This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace.
21st Nov 2021
A UN organised day, which recognises the impact of television on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues.
23rd Nov 2021
Also know as TARDIS day, this is the anniversary of the first ever transmission of Doctor Who. Wear a bow-tie, a long knitted scarf or put celery on your lapel. Or just eat some jelly babies.
25th Nov 2021
US national holiday which is a celebration of the successful harvest and other blessings of the past year.
26th Nov 2021
Held to coincide with Black Friday, this is an international day of protest against consumerism.
28th Nov to 6th Dec 2021
The Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire.
30th Nov 2021
Celebration of the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew.
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