Two more months to mar the end of the 2021. But it does not mean that we could forget about the important dates to come. Of course it has been challenging to celebrate these days due to pandemic and the health restrictions. Even though let’s get to know about the important dates in November.
November 1st – World Vegan Day/ All Saints Day
World vegan day is celebrated on the 1st of November each year since 1994. It was established by Louise Wallis, who was the chairperson of “The Vegan Society” at the time.
All saints’ day is also celebrated on the 1st of November. It is a Christian holiday to celebrate all known and unknown saints.
November 2nd – All Souls Day
Following the All saints day the all souls day is celebrated on the 2nd November. It is also a Christian religious holiday to remember the dead.
November 5th – World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 5th is known as the world tsunami awareness day. It was announced in the UN general assembly in 2015 to promote about tsunami awareness globally.
November 7th – Infant Protection Day
November 7th is the infant protection day. It is celebrated to raise awareness on protection and development of infants. According to UN about 2.4 million infants had died during their first month. As they are vulnerable to any kind of threat the protection of infants should not be taken as an easy task.
November 11th – Remembrance Day
November 11th is known as the remembrance day or most commonly poppy day. It is observed within the commonwealth countries to show tribute to the armed forces who died during the 1st world war.
November 12th – World Pneumonia Day
November 12th is the world pneumonia day. Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children. With the COVID 19 the amount of deaths due to pneumonia have increased rapidly. Air pollution is one of the main reason for the pneumonia in recent years.
November 13th – World Kindness Day
November 13th is the world kindness day. It was established in 1998 by the world kindness movement. Today it is observed in many countries and many NGOs are organizing various events to promote the simple act of kindness.
November 14th – World Diabetes Day
November 14th is known as the world diabetes day. It was named in 1991 and each year the day is celebrated according to a theme. The world diabetes day is used to raise awareness on diabetes and prevention of it.
November 16th – International Day for Tolerance
November 16th is known as the international day for tolerance. It was established by the UNESCO in 1995. The day is celebrated to raise awareness on the dangers of intolerance.
November 19th – International Men’s Day / International Toilet Day
November 19th is celebrated as international men’s day. The day is used to celebrate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of men and their contribution to the well being of the society. Each year international men’s day is celebrated according to a theme and the theme for 2021 is “Better relations between men and women”.
November 19th is also known for international toilet day. It was celebrated in 2001 for the first time unofficially by a NGO based in Singapore and in 2012 the event was recognized by the UN. The international toilet day is used to raise awareness on the global sanitation crisis.
November 20th – Universal Children’s Day
November 20th is known as the universal children’s day. It was first announced in 1925 in Geneva during the World Conference on Child Welfare. But the children’s day is different around the world and in some country’s a children’s week is celebrated.
November 21st – World Television Day
November 21st is known as the world television day. In 1996 the UN announced November 21st as the world television day to commemorate the first television forum held on the same year.
November 25th – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women day. Since 1981 Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence. During the UN general assembly held in 1993 the date was officially announced and in 2000 it was decided to hold the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25th of November.
November 29th – International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
November 29th is known as the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People. It was declared during the UN general assembly held in 1977.
November 30th – Saint Andrew’s Day
November 30th marks the Saint Andrew’s day. It is also called the feast of the saint Andrew, which is the feast day of the Andrew the Apostle, who was an apostle of Jesus. Different Christian countries celebrate this religious holiday in different manner.