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Here’s the full list of holidays and observances in November 2022

It's not just about Thanksgiving: There's something to celebrate each and every day.

Some say the holiday season begins as soon as Halloween wraps. Others say it doesn't start until the Thanksgiving leftovers are packed and put away. No matter where you stand, one thing's for sure: There are still plenty of November holidays to get you in the festive spirit — whatever and whenever that may be.

Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving get the most attention (and for good reason), but November boasts tons of holidays, awareness days and observances centered around what matters most: expressing thanks for life's many blessings, spending time with friends and family, and warming the soul with comfort food.

Fill up on classic eats like sandwiches, pickles and nachos on their designated days. When your sweet tooth starts calling, go ahead and satisfy your cravings with some candy or vanilla cupcakes — in honor of the unofficial holidays, of course.

But it's not just about food: November marks the start of the season of giving. While it technically falls between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, it's never too early to give back to those in need, so get a head start with holidays like National Day of Community Service and World Kindness Day. Use Family Volunteer Day, which falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as a teaching moment to remind your kids what the holiday is all about: showing your gratitude with words and actions.

And while many say that the holiday season doesn't start until December 1, we beg to differ. As soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are packed and put away, it's time to break out the Christmas tunes and get in the holiday spirit. Start by checking a few things off your Christmas shopping list during Small Business Saturday, an annual holiday where we're encouraged to shop small instead of going to big-box retailers.

Ready for a fun-filled month? Here's a list of the official and unofficial November holidays to add to your calendar.

Daily Holidays and Observances in November 2022 

November 1

  • All Saints’ Day
  • Extra Mile Day
  • International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
  • National Author’s Day
  • National Calzone Day
  • National Cinnamon Day
  • National Cook For Your Pets Day
  • National Vinegar Day
  • Scented Candle Day
  • World Vegan Day
  • Day of the Day (ends November 2)

November 2

  • All Souls' Day
  • Day of the Day
  • National Deviled Egg Day
  • National Stress Awareness Day

November 3

  • Cliché Day
  • Give Someone a Dollar Day
  • International Stout Day
  • Japanese Culture Day
  • Jellyfish Day
  • National Sandwich Day 

November 4

  • Check Your Blood Pressure Day
  • National Candy Day
  • National Day of Community Service
  • Use Your Common Sense Day

November 5

  • American Football Day
  • National Bison Day
  • National Chinese Takeout Day
  • National Love Your Red Hair Day
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 6

  • Daylight Savings Day
  • National Nachos Day
  • National Saxophone Day

November 7

  • International Merlot Day
  • National Hug a Bear Day

November 8

  • Election Day
  • National Cappuccino Day
  • National Parents as Teachers Day

November 9

  • World Freedom Day
  • Go to an Art Museum Day

November 10

  • International Accounting Day
  • U.S. Marine Corps Birthday
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day
  • Sesame Street Day

November 11

  • French Armistice Day
  • National Origami Day
  • National Sundae Day
  • Veterans Day

November 12

  • National French Dip Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
  • National Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day

November 13

  • International Tongue Twister Day
  • World Kindness Day

November 14

  • National American Teddy Bear Day
  • National Family PJ Day
  • National Pickle Day
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day 

November 15

  • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • I Love to Write Day
  • National Philanthropy Day
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
  • National Recycling Day

November 16

  • Have a Party With Your Bear Day
  • National Black Marketers Day
  • National Button Day
  • National Fast Food Day

November 17

  • National Hiking Day
  • National Homemade Bread Day 
  • World Prematurity Day

November 18

  • Apple Cider Day
  • Mickey Mouse Day
  • National Princess Day
  • Use Less Stuff Day

November 19

  • Family Volunteer Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • National Camp Day
  • National Integration Day
  • Play Monopoly Day
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

November 20

  • International Hug a Runner Day
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 21

  • National Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • National Stuffing Day
  • World Hello Day
  • World Television Day

November 22

  • Go for a Ride Day
  • Love Your Freckles Day
  • National Cranberry Relish Day 

November 23

  • Eat a Cranberry Day
  • International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 
  • National Cashew Day
  • National Espresso Day
  • National Jukebox Day
  • Thankful for My Dog Day 

November 24

  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
  • Thanksgiving

November 25

  • Black Friday
  • Day of Listening
  • Flossing Day
  • National Family Health History Day 
  • National Parfait Day
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • You’re Welcome Day

November 26

  • National Cake Day
  • Small Business Saturday

November 27

  • First Sunday of Advent
  • U.S. Turtle Adoption Day

November 28

  • Cyber Monday
  • National French Toast Day 

November 29

  • Chia Pet Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Giving Tuesday
  • National Lemon Cream Pie Day
  • National Square Dancing Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

November 30

  • Barbados Independence Day
  • National Mason Jar Day
  • National Mousse Day
  • National Stay at Home Because You’re Well Day

Weekly Observances in November 2022 

  • November 1 to 7: World Communication Week
  • November 6 to 12: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week and Polar Bear Week
  • November 6 to 13: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
  • November 7 to 13: National Recycling Week
  • November 13 to 19: National Split Pea Soup Week
  • November 14 to 18: Anti-Bullying Week, American Education Week, National Young Readers Week
  • November 18 to 24: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
  • November 20 to 26: Better Conversations Week, National Game & Puzzle Week

Monthly Observances in November 2022

  • Adopt a Turkey Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Banana Pudding Lovers Month
  • Bladder Health Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Family Stories Month
  • Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
  • International Bereaved Sibling Awareness Mont
  • National Hip Hop History Month
  • Manatee Awareness Month
  • National Veterans and Military Families Month
  • National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • National Candle Month
  • National Children’s Month
  • National Entrepreneurship Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Fragrance Month
  • National Fun with Fondue Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • National Gratitude Month
  • National Healthy Skin Month
  • National Memoir Writing Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Pepper Month
  • National Pomegranate Month
  • National Raisin Bread Month
  • National Sleep Comfort Month
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
  • No-Shave November
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 
  • Prematurity Awareness Month