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November 2023 Events Celebrations & Special Days


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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities happening in November 2023.

November is the month of both solemn events - Rememberance Day - and joyous celebrations of Diwali, Hanukkah and the irreverent Guy Fawkes Night.

Here are the key dates and events happening this November in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.

November 2023 Events Celebrations & Special Days

The Day of the Dead

31st Oct to 2nd Nov 2023

The Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos takes place over 3 days. The festival is a happy celebration with gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

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World Ballet Day

1st Nov 2023

A day to celebrate ballet around the world. People are encouraged to take part in ballet events as well as watch performances and appreciate the music.


World Jellyfish Day

3rd Nov 2023

A day to appreciate and celebrate jellyfish, which are not, in fact, a fish at all. Due to climate change, overall jellyfish numbers are increasing, however some species are on the endangered list.


Guy Fawkes Night

5th Nov 2023

When the British celebrate the Gunpowder Plot conspiritors failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night. It is celebrated with fireworks and the burning of an effigy on a bonfire, known as a Guy.

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Number Confidence Week

6th Nov to 10th Nov 2023

Improving number confidence improves opportunities and life chances for all. The week includes a series of livestreams and online activities to make the UK to feel more confident in understanding and working with numbers.


National Saxophone Day

6th Nov 2023

Celebrated annually on the birthday of Belgian instrument maker, Adolphe Sax who was the inventor of the saxophone. Listen to your favourite saxophonist, or consider learning to play this fantastic instrument yourself.


World Numbat Day

6th Nov 2023

The numbat is native to Australia and is unique, sharing no relation to any living species. But it's also critically endangered. There are fewer than 1,000 of its kind left in the wild.

Remembrance Day

11th Nov 2023

The day when we remember those members of the armed forces who gave their lives in conflict. The date was chosen to commemerate the end of hostilities of the First World War on 11th November 1918.


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Singles Day

11th Nov 2023

Singles Day is the fastest-growing shopping holiday across Asia, when single people receive gifts, or buy for themselves.


12th Nov 2023

Diwali is the Hindu festival of Lights, which is celebrated with fireworks, dancing, music, the decoration of homes and feasting. The most important aspect is decorating with lights, especially the traditional Diwa candles.

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Remembrance Sunday

12th Nov 2023

Remembrance Sunday church services, parades and events are held on the closest Sunday to Remembrance Day.

Anti Bullying Week

13th Nov to 17th Nov 2023

A week for learning about the causes of bullying, identifying bullying and encouraging people to speak up against bullying, both children and adults.


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World Kindness Day

13th Nov 2023

A day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms, and to appreciate the positive benefits of kindness to health, overall wellbeing, community, nature and the environment.


Odd Socks Day

13th Nov 2023

Odd Socks Day marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week. All you have to do is wear odd socks to school or work.


Steve Irwin Day

15th Nov 2023

Celebrated each year on 15 November, Steve Irwin Day is an annual international event honouring the life and legacy of the one and only Crocodile Hunter, and to highlight his passion of animal conservation.


World Prematurity Day

17th Nov 2023

World Prematurity Day is raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

Children In Need

17th Nov 2023

The BBC's annual fundraising day which raises moneys for children's charities across the UK, fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.


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World Philosophy Day

17th Nov 2023

World Philosophy Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November each year. It is a UNESCO lead day which underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.


Road Safety Week

19th Nov to 25th Nov 2023

The campaign aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and to promote life-saving messages.


Universal Children's Day

20th Nov 2023

United Nations Universal Children's Day was established to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.


World Children's Day

20th Nov 2023

This date reperesent the day that the UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is a day to to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into actions that will build a better world for children.


World Hello Day

21st Nov 2023

Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people. This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace.


World Television Day

21st Nov 2023

A UN organised day, which recognises the impact of television on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues.


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Doctor Who Day

23rd Nov 2023

Also know as TARDIS day, this is the anniversary of the first ever transmission of Doctor Who. Wear a bow-tie, a long knitted scarf or put celery on your lapel. Or just eat some jelly babies.

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23rd Nov to 24th Nov 2023

US national holiday which is a celebration of the successful harvest and other blessings of the past year.

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Buy Nothing Day

24th Nov 2023

Held to coincide with Black Friday, this is an international day of protest against consumerism, where people are encouraged to buy nothing at all that day.


National Tree Week

26th Nov to 3rd Dec 2023

The UK's largest annual tree celebration, where the UK's conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to plant thousands of trees to mark the start of the tree planting season.


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St. Andrew's Day

30th Nov 2023

This is the annual celebration of the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew. While it is not a national holiday, it is usually celebrated with traditional Scottish food, music and culture.

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