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Celebrations and Observations - November



November is National Native American Heritage Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The former celebrates the history and contribution of Native Americans and the latter honors caregivers who support aging parents, ill spouses, and/or other loved ones who are at home with disabilities.

November 2021

1st
All Saints’ Day, a Christian holiday commemorating all known and unknown Christian saints. (In Eastern Christianity, the day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost.)

2nd
All Souls’ Day, a Christian holiday commemorating all faithful Christians who are now dead. In the Mexican tradition, the holiday is celebrated as Dia de los Muertos (October 31- November 2), which is a time of remembrance for dead ancestors and a celebration of the continuity of life.

4th
Diwali, the Hindu, Jain and Sikh five-day festival of lights celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and lightness over darkness.

5 - 6th
Birth of Báb, a Bahá’í holiday celebrating the birth of the prophet Báb, sundown to sundown.

6 - 7th

The birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í religion.

11th
Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday honoring military veterans. The date is also celebrated as Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, in other parts of the world and commemorates the ending of World War I in 1918.

19th
International Men’s Day emphasizes the important issues affecting males, including health issues that affect males, improving the relations between genders, highlighting the importance of male role models and promoting gender equality. This holiday is celebrated in over 70 countries.

20th
Transgender Day of Remembrance, established in 1998 to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia and to raise awareness of the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

21st
Feast of Christ the King, a Catholic holiday established in thanking God for the gift of time and a rededication to the Christian faith.

25th
Thanksgiving in the United States. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

26th
Native American Heritage Day, held annually the Friday after Thanksgiving, encourages Americans of all backgrounds to observe and honor Native Americans through appropriate ceremonies and activities. The day was signed into law by George W. Bush in 2008.

28 - 6th
Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday that is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights. Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Maccabees, or Israelites, over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus, approximately 2,200 years ago.
 
Nativity Fast, a period of abstinence and penance practiced by the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches in preparation for the Nativity of Jesus.

28 - 4th
Advent, a Christian season of celebration leading up to the birth of Christ.
 
30th
St. Andrew’s Day, the feast day for St. Andrew within various Christian denominations.
 



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