The following lists cultural and special events that are taking place in November 2023. This should help you to plan and organise upcoming events and celebrations for November 2023.
01st November - 30th November
- Movember - is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean-shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men's health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember's men's health partners.
- World Vegan Month - is dedicated to educating about vegan eating and lifestyles, and encouraging you take to give it a go. Take part by eating and living vegan, being kinder to the environment, stopping animal cruelty, and living a healthier life!
01st November - 07th November
- National Others Week - NOW encourages people to find a way to help someone, whether it's a random act of kindness or a planned activity. Because as the NOW motto says - life is a team sport!
- El Día de Los Muertos - Day Of The Dead - Mexico - It is a holiday that focuses on remembering family members and friends who have passed away.
- Remembrance Day - marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe a one-minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
11th - 18th November
- Australian Food Safety Week - will be 'Is it done yet? Use a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely. We will be encouraging consumers to buy and use food thermometers to cook food safely to reduce the 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year. Events will be held around the country. The 2020 theme will be 'Food Safety - it's in your hands where we will be building upon the good behaviour established during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can continue to reduce the amount of foodborne disease.
- Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights with its variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance".
- World Kindness Day - is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realise we are citizens of the world. As world citizens, we have a commonality and must realise that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavours, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common.
13th - 17th November
- World Nursery Rhyme Week - is a free, worldwide initiative celebrating the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development.
13th - 19th November
- National Recycling Week - aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week.
- World Toilet Day (WTD) - to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion faces every day without access to proper, clean sanitation. WTD also brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.
- International Men's Day - a global observance that celebrates the positive contributions and achievements of men while addressing important issues affecting men's health, well-being, and gender equality.
18th November - 26th November
- Social Inclusion Week - aims to help all Australians feel included and valued, allowing everyone to participate fully in society.
- Universal Children's Day - is observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.
- World Television Day - This day celebrates the ways television has helped to increase world communications, as well as the implications it has had on social and cultural development.
- World Hello Day - as an opportunity to express the importance of world peace, and as an act of resistance against the negative things that can happen in the world.
Thanksgiving - in America - is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
National Fairy Bread Day - Help raise funds to support The Pyjama Foundation. Dedicated to empowering Aussie kids in foster care, The Pyjama Foundation brings joy and love into the children’s lives who need it the most. Every donation, big or small helps!
World Science Day for Peace and Development - This is a day to celebrate the responsible use of science to further the advancement of peace and development across the world.
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Note: This is to be used as a general guideline only. These dates may be subject to change.