November 2021 Events Celebrations & Special Days

November 2021 Events Celebrations & Special Days

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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.

The Day of the Dead

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.

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Colouring Pictures

Number Confidence Week

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.


World Jellyfish Day

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.

Everything Diwali - Crafts, Puzzles and Colouring Pages

Diwali Craft Activities For Kids

Guy Fawkes Night

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.

All About Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night Crafts For Kids

National Saxophone Day

6th Nov 2021

Celebrated annually on the birthday of Belgian instrument maker, Adolphe Sax who was the inventor of the saxophone.


World Numbat Day

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.

Remembrance Day

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.


Rememberance Day Poppy Colouring Pictures

Single's Day

11th Nov 2021

Single's Day is the fastest-growing shopping holiday across Asia, when single people receive gifts, or buy for themselves.

World Kindness Day

13th Nov 2021

A day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms.


Anti Bullying Week

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.


Road Safety Week

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.


Steve Irwin Day

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.


World Prematurity Day

17th Nov 2021

World Prematurity Day is raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

Children In Need

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.


Universal Children's Day

20th Nov 2021

United Nations Universal Children's Day was established to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.


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World Hello Day

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.


World Television Day

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.


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Doctor Who Day

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.

Cool Doctor Who Toys for Little Whovians


25th Nov 2021

US national holiday which is a celebration of the successful harvest and other blessings of the past year.

Thanksgiving Colouring Pictures

Buy Nothing Day

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.

Hanukkah Colouring Pages

St. Andrew's Day

30th Nov 2021

Celebration of the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew.

St. Andrew's Day Colouring Pictures

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