November 2021 Calendar

Get ready for comfort food. Our November 2021 briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources so you can sort out your plans. 

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November 2021 Holidays & Observances

National Adoption Month#nationaladoptionmonth
National American Indian Heritage Month#naheritage
1MAll Saint's Day#allsaintsday
National Author's Day#nationalauthorsday
National Cook for Your Pets Day#cookforyourpetsday
World Vegan Day#worldveganday
2Tu🌎International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists#endimpunity
Election Day#electionday
All Souls Day#allsoulsday
3WNational Sandwich Day#nationalsandwichday
4ThBandi-Chhor Divas - Sikh#bandichhordivas
Diwali - Hindu#diwali
National Candy Day#nationalcandyday
5F🌎World Tsunami Awareness Day#tsunamiawarenessday
6Sa🌎International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict#envconflictday
Birth of the Báb - Bahá’í#birthofthebab
7SuDaylight Savings#daylightsavings
Birth of Baháʼu'lláh - Bahá’í#birthofthebahaullah
8M🌎International Week of Science and Peace (Nov. 8 - 14)#peace #science
National Cappuccino Day#cappucinoday
STEM / STEAM Day#stemsteamday
9TuKristallnacht (Nov. 9 -10)#kristallnacht
10W🌎World Science Day for Peace and Development#worldscienceday
11Th🇺🇸Veterans Day#veteransday
13SaWorld Kindness Day#wkd
14Su🌎World Diabetes Day#wdd
15MAmerican Education Week (Nov. 15 -19)#americaneducationweek
America Recycles Day#berecycled
Clean out Your Refrigerator Day#cleanoutyourrefridgeratorday
16Tu🌎International Day for Tolerance#toleranceday
National Entrepreneurs Day#entrepreneursday
17WInternational Students Day#internationalstudentsday
18Th🌎World Philosophy Day#philosophyday
World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov. 18 - 24)#keepantibioticsworking
19F🌎World Toilet Day#toiletday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday#gurunanak
International Men's Day#internationalmensday
20Sa🌎Africa Industrialization Day#africaindustrializationday
🌎World Children's Day#childrensday
Transgender Day of Remembrance#transgenderdayofremembrance
21Su🌎World Television Day#televisionday
🌎World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims#roadvictims
World Hello Day#worldhelloday
24WDay Of The Covenant - Bahá’í#covenant
25Th🌎International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women#generationequality
🇺🇸Thanksgiving Day#thanksgiving
26FBlack Friday#blackfriday
National Cake Day#nationalcakeday
Native American Heritage Day#nativeamericanheritageday
National Day of Listening#dayoflistening
27SaSmall Business Saturday#shopsmall
28SuAdvent - Christian (Nov. 28 - Dec. 24)#advent
29M🌎International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People#palestineday
Cyber Monday#cybermonday
Chanukah - Jewish (Nov. 28 - Dec. 6)#chanukah #hanukkah
30Tu🌎Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare#victimschemicalwar
Computer Security Day
Giving Tuesday
🇺🇸United States Federal Holiday
🌎United Nations Observance

About November

November is the 11th month of the year and the last month of fall. All eyes will be on Election Day which is November 3rd. Then preparations ramp up quickly for the winter holidays with the Thanksgiving weekend kicking off a rush of holiday shopping.

Top Consumer Spending Events

According to the National Retail Federation 39% of consumers start shopping for the winter holidays before November.  The first big surge of spending comes in around Thanksgiving and then shopping continues through December.

View the planners below for insights and resources:

Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

Q4 winter holidays are the #1 consumer spending event of the year //Thanksgiving and the following weekend have typically been considered the official start of the holiday shopping season for the vast majority. However, in 2020 it's been noted that holiday shopping...

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The official start of the holiday shopping season //Thanksgiving is a Federal Holiday which began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the previous year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November when families and friends gather for...

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One of the winter holidays that drives consumer spending in Q4 //Hanukkah or Chanukah is is a Jewish holiday that is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar. Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday,...

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Christmas Marketing

Christmas Marketing

Main driver of Q4 consumer spending //Christmas Day is a Federal holiday and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on December 25th with Christmas decorations, the exchange of Christmas cards, gift giving, Christmas music, Christmas trees, special...

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One of the winter holidays that drives consumer spending in Q4 //Kwanzaa is a celebration of African American culture observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a traditional meal. On each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, the family gathers...

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November Symbology

Offer personalized birthday gifts by featuring November symbology.

  • November’s birthstones are topaz and citrine.
  • Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of November are Scorpio (scorpion) until November 21 and Sagittarius (archer) November 22 onwards.

Printable November 2021 Calendar

Click to download and print a PDF of the  November calendar with all holidays and occasions listed above.

If you embed on your site, we simply ask for credit and a link back →  November Calendar by Annum. 

Regarding the Holidays and Occasions We Have Chosen

Our goal in creation of these calendars is to make marketing planning easier. So, in order to keep things simple we have chosen to focus on the top 12 consumer spending events as identified by the National Retail Federation; U.S. Federal Holidays; significant religious, ethnic, and cultural holidays that represent the diversity of the U.S. population as identified by ADL; and popular hashtag holidays that provide an opportunity for a natural business tie-in.

If you are interested in finding more occasions to commemorate here are a few resources:

Note that Bahá’í, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.

Stay focused and on schedule with your marketing efforts.

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