National and International Important Days In November

National and International Important Days In November

November is the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar and the ninth month of the Roman calendar and its name in Latin means novemnine. The winters are arriving in November so the days are getting shorter and the earth is getting colder. The month consists of many important nationally and internationally days like World Vegan Day, World Immunity Day, World Television Day, and Thanksgiving Day. According to the Hindu calendar, the month is considered very auspicious and many festivals and fairs are celebrated during the month.

1 November – World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day is an annual event, celebrated all over the world by vegans on the first day of November, in some countries the whole month of November is Vegan Month. Veganism is the habit of abstaining oneself from using animal products and attempts to limit the exploitation of animals as much as possible. People may choose to go vegan for a variety of reasons, including ethical, health, and environmental concerns.

1 November – Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka formation day)

The Kannada or Karnataka Rajyostava day, marking the formation of Karnataka State is also known as Karnataka Formation Day or Karnataka Day is celebrated on 1st November. It was on 1st November 1956 when Kannada language-speaking regions of South India which were earlier called Mysore State were renamed Karnataka. The day is celebrated by all Kannadigas people globally.

1 November – All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day also known as All Hallows’ Day is observed on the day after Halloween on 1st November. From this, the celebration of Halloween has developed, or Hallow’s Eve, the night before Allhallows. All Saints’ Day commemorates the lives of past saints and includes asking for their prayers before God in heaven.

1 November – Haryana Day

Haryana Day is celebrated by the people of Haryana on 1st November. Haryana was carved out of Punjab on 1 November 1966, as the 17 Indian states during the Punjab Reorganization Act. The boundary of the state was carved considering the language spoken by the people. Chandigarh became the union territory serving as the capital of Punjab and Haryana.

2 November – All Souls’ Day

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are two important days in many Catholic countries as people remember Christian saints, martyrs, and loved ones who have died. All Souls’ Day is also known as Day of the Dead is a day of remembrance for the souls of those who have died.

5 November – World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is being commemorated all around the world in order to raise awareness on the importance of tsunami preparedness and to reaffirm the inherent links between disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. The day raise public awareness of the deadly threat posed by tsunamis and share innovative approaches to reducing risk.

7 November – Infant Protection Day

Infant Protection Day is celebrated on 7th November every year. The main aim to celebrate the day is to spread awareness about the safety of infants and protect their lives by taking proper care of infants. On Infant Protection Day let commit to providing a safe environment for all children and reducing the infant mortality rate to zero.

9 November – Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand Foundation Day or Uttarakhand Diwas is observed on 9th November since 2000 when the new state was formed from the Northwestern part of Uttar Pradesh. Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhumi or ‘Land of the Gods’. It is home to the four most sacred Hindu Temple or Chota Char Dham. The capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun and the High Court is in Nainital.

9 November – Legal Services Day

Legal Services Day is observed all over the country on November 9th to make people aware of justice for all. The day is observed to commemorate the enactment of the Legal Services Authorities (LSA) Act, 1987. The aim of celebrating the day is to offer free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections of society.

9 November- Kartarpur Corridor inauguration anniversary

Kartarpur Corridor is visa-free access to the final resting place of Guru Nanak in Pakistan. The corridor was inaugurated in 2020 on 9th November so that Indian devotees can visit the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, which is only 4 km away from the international border.

10 November – World science day

World Science Day For Peace And Development is celebrated on 10th November every year. The day highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

10 November – World Immunity Day

World Immunity Day is observed on 10th November to make people aware of the importance of getting vaccinations and protecting oneself from preventable disease. Immunology has never had such a high public profile as right now in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the international immunology community’s impact in fighting diseases and improving global health is sometimes not understood.

11 November – National Education day

National Education Day is celebrated on 11th November in India. The day marks the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958. He was posthumously awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’, India’s highest civilian honor, in 1992.

11 November – Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)

Armistice Day marks the anniversary of the agreement that ended the First World War. Fighting during World War I was temporarily halted during the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. This day became formally recognized as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of the war. Since 1954, the day has been set aside to honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

12 November – World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12th November every year since 2009 to raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and help prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year.

13 November – World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is celebrated on 13th November and provides us with an opportunity to take a moment to spread kindness and to teach our children important lessons of compassion. The day honors the importance of being kind to oneself and to each other. Together we are creating a more peaceful just, and sustainable world through kindness.

14 November – Children’s Day

Childrens’ Day also known as Bal Diwas is celebrated on 14th November in India as a tribute to the birthday of India’s First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and to honor his love for children. He is popularly known as Chacha Nehru among children. Jawaharlal Nehru considered children as the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.

14 November – World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is observed annually on November 14. It was created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to raise awareness around the globe about diabetes, the different types of diabetes that exist, how they affect people of different ages and incomes, how they affect people’s lifestyles, and different treatments.

14 November- Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (November 14, 1889 – May 27, 1964) was the first prime minister of the Republic of India. He was a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti.

15 November – Jharkhand Foundation Day

Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on 15th November 2000 according to the Bihar Reorganization Act so people of Jharkhand celebrate Jharkhand Foundation Day. The day also coincides with the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda also known as Bhagwan Birsa.

16 November – International Day for Tolerance

The International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on November 16. The day is annually observed day aims to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.

17 November – National Epilepsy Day

National Epilepsy Day, also known as Purple Day, is a day used to spread awareness and educate people on the signs of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures that affect a variety of mental and physical functions. The day is a reminder of the challenges faced by the community, scientists, researchers, and physicians dedicated to the treatment of epilepsy.

19 November – International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is celebrated each year on the 19th of November. Established in 1999, International Men’s Day highlights and focuses on positive role models and on raising greater awareness of men’s well-being.

19 November – World Toilet Day

In 2013, World Toilet Day (WTD) was officially created by the United Nations to recognize the life-saving importance of toilets and sanitation, and raise awareness about the fact that one in three people around the world have no safe and sanitary place to “go” when nature calls.

20 November – Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children, and secondly to encourage us to participate in improving the welfare of children all over the world.

20 November – Africa Industrialisation Day

Every 20th November, the international community and especially African countries celebrate Africa Industrialization Day. A day to stimulate countries to go further in the industrial process, to generate awareness at a global level, and call for international support in favor of industry development in Africa.

21 November – World Television Day

Since 1997, the 21 November has been kept as a UN observance called “World Television Day”. The date looks back to the original World Television Forum that was held on 21 November 1996.

25 November – International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women recognized by the General Assembly for the urgent need for the universal application to women of the rights and principles with regard to equality, security, liberty, integrity, and dignity of all human beings.

26 November – Law Day / Constitution Day

Constitution Day, National Law Day, or Samvidhan Divas is celebrated in India on 26th November to commemorate its adoption by the constituent assembly. The Indian constitution was legally enforced on January 26, 1950. It was the Ministry of Social Justice And Empowerment that took the initiative to commemorate this day as Constitution Day.

29 November – International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

The United Nations has commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November, with world leaders and UN officials expressing support for the resolution of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

30 November – Saint Andrew’s Day

St Andrew’s Day, 30 November is Scotland’s national day and the perfect opportunity for everyone across the country to come together and celebrate the resilience, community spirit, and shared kindness that has helped us through these difficult times.

1st Tuesday of November – Melbourne Cup Day

The Melbourne Cup is known as ‘the race that stops a nation’ and is on the first Tuesday in November. The main meeting is held at Flemington racecourse while there are many other meetings held on Melbourne Cup Day around the country.

1st Wednesday of November – International Stress Awareness Day

International Stress Awareness Day is held on the first Wednesday of November. A day to increase awareness of the impact of stress on us in our workplace, at school, and at home and consider how to decrease its negative impact.

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