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Special Days and Observances in November

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Updated November 06, 2013

November Calendar

November Calendar

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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 10 - 16 (second full week)
  • National Young Reader's Week - November 10 - 16  (second full week)
  • American Education Week - November 17 - 23   (week before Thankgiving)
  • National Family Week - November 24 - 30   (week containing Thanksgiving)
  • Game and Puzzle Week - November 24 - 30  (third full week)
  • Hanukka - November 28 - December 5

Special Days and Holidays

First Week

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

Second Week

  • November   8  National Parents as Teachers Day
  • November 10  Sesame Street Day
  • November 11  National Origami Day
  • November 11  Remembrance Day
  • November 11  Veterans Day
  • November 12  National Young Readers Day (second Tuesday)
  • 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 19  Gettysburg Address Day
  • November 19  Equal Opportunity Day
  • November 20  Absurdity Day
  • November 21  Use Less Stuff Day (Thursday before Thanksgiving)

Last Week

  • November 22  Start Your Own Country Day
  • November 23  Fibonacci Day
  • November 24  Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • November 25  Military Families Recognition Day (Monday before Thanksgiving)
  • November 27  What Do You Love About America? Day (day before Thanksgiving)
  • November 28  Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday)
  • November 28  Red Planet Day
  • November 29  Native American Day  (Day after Thanksgiving)

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