The following lists cultural and special events that are taking place in November 2021. This should help you to plan and organise for upcoming events and celebrations for November 2021.
01 November - 31 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 give it a go. Take part by eating and living vegan, being kinder to the environment, stopping animal crueltly, and living a healthier life!
- 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.
- Diwali - Festival Of Lights - India - is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindu, Jain and Sikh religions.
7 November - 13 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!
8 - 14 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 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.
- Remembrance Day - marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
- 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.
13 - 20 November
- Australian Food Safety Week - will be 'Is it done yet? Using 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 with the aim of reducing 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.
13 - 21st November
- Alopecia Awareness Week - raising awareness and raising funds to provide wigs to children effected by the condition. You can get involved by donating your hair to be made into a wig or hold a fundraiser to purchase a wig for a child.
- World Toilet Day (WTD) - to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face 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.
- 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.
- Thanksgiving - America - is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
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Note: This is to be used as a general guideline only. These dates may subject to change.