November 2020

Get ready for comfort food. Our November 2020 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 Holidays & Observances

National Adoption Month#nationaladoptionmonth
National American Indian Heritage Month#naheritage
1SuDaylight Savings#daylightsavings
All Saint's Day#allsaintsday
National Author's Day#nationalauthorsday
National Cook for Your Pets Day#cookforyourpetsday
World Vegan Day#worldveganday
2MAll Souls Day#allsoulsday
🌎International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists#endimpunity
3TuMawlid Al-Nabi#mawlidalnabi
Election Day#electionday
National Sandwich Day#nationalsandwichday
4WNational Candy Day#nationalcandyday
National Stress Awareness Day#stressawarenessday
5Th🌎World Tsunami Awareness Day#tsunamiawarenessday
6F🌎International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict#envconflictday
🌎International Week of Science and Peace (Nov 6-12) #peace #science
8SuSTEM / STEAM Day#stemsteamday
National Cappucino Day#cappucinoday
9MKristallnacht (Nov 9-10)#kristallnacht
10Tu🌎World Science Day for Peace and Development#worldscienceday
11W🇺🇸Veterans Day#veteransday
13FWorld Kindness Day#wkd
World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 13-19)#keepantibioticsworking
14SaBandi-Chhor Divas#bandichhordivas
🌎World Diabetes Day#wdd
15Su🌎World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims#roadvictims
America Recycles Day#berecycled
Clean out Your Refridgerator Day#cleanoutyourrefridgeratorday
16M🌎International Day for Tolerance#toleranceday
American Education Week (Nov 16-20)#americaneducationweek
17TuInternational Students Day#internationalstudentsday
National Entrepreneurs Day#entrepreneursday
19Th🌎World Toilet Day#toiletday
International Men's Day#internationalmensday
🌎World Philosophy Day#philosophyday
20FTransgender Day of Remembrance#transgenderdayofremembrance
🌎Africa Industrialization Day#africaindustrializationday
🌎World Children's Day#childrensday
Latinx Women's Equal Pay Day#equalpayday
21Sa🌎World Television Day#televisionday
World Hello Day#worldhelloday
25WDay Of The Covenant#covenant
🌎International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women#generationequality
26Th🇺🇸Thanksgiving Day#thanksgiving
National Cake Day#nationalcakeday
27FBlack Friday#blackfriday
28SaSmall Business Saturday#shopsmall
29SuAdvent (Nov 29-Dec 24)#advent
🌎International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People#palestineday
National Day of Listening#dayoflistening
30MGuru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday#gurunanak
🌎Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare#victimschemicalwar
Cyber Monday#cybermonday
🇺🇸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, this year 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 Chanukkah 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 Thursday,...

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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 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.

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