November 2023

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MOVEMBER—Men’s Health Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

►Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

All Saints Day | Christian

Celebration of lives of all the saints, especially those  who do not have a special day





All Souls Day | Christian

The commemoration of all the faithful departed





National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day was set up by the International Stress Management Association, with the mission of raising awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it







Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day, also called Bonfire Night, British observance, celebrated annually on 5 November, commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster)







Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib |  Sikh

This holiday is one of the most significant festivals of the Sikh community and commemorates Guru Nanak Sahib who was the founder of Sikhism and the first Sikh Guru





Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday

Armistice/Remembrance Day is commemorated on 11 November each year and marks the end of World War I in 1918. In the UK, the official commemoration was moved to the Sunday closest to 11 November in 1939, to avoid any disruption to production in factories supporting the war effort. This Sunday observance has remained since, though 11 November may also be marked with a moment of silence at 11am. 










Inter Faith Week 

Remembrance Sunday marks the beginning of Inter Faith Week each year. Inter Faith Week highlights the good work done by local faith, inter-faith and faith-based groups and organisations. It enables greater interaction between people of different backgrounds and helps to develop integrated and neighbourly communities. It celebrates diversity and commonality and opens new possibilities for partnership










World Kindness Day

A celebration of kindness in society and day to day life, uniting people in kindness globally





Transgender Awareness Week

13–19 November 






Anti-bullying Week

13 - 17 November 






World Diabetes Day




World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer is an annual campaign in the UK that takes place during November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and supports the global awareness initiative, World Pancreatic Cancer Day







International Men's Day

Core themes:

  • Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys
  • Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing
  • Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity








Transgender day of remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually (from its inception in 1999) on 20 November as a day to memorialise those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. The day was founded to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people









Entry of the Mother of God in the Temple | Orthodox


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This day marks the launch of the 'UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign' - an initiative of 16 days of activism that concludes on the day we commemorate International Human Rights Day 





White Ribbon Day

In the UK, the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is launched on White Ribbon Day. The White Ribbon Campaign seeks to engage with men and boys to make a stand against violence







Day of the Covenant | Baha’i

Commemorating Bahá'u'lláh's appointment of His son, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, as the One to whom His followers should turn after His passing






Advent | Christian

27 November - 24 December - Period of four weeks in which Christians prepare for Christmas








St Andrews Day | Scotland

St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland. The day is celebrated by Scottish people around the world