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What's Happening in November, 2015?

November is National Family Literacy Month
November is National Family Literacy Month

Flower: Chrysanthemum
Birthstone: Topaz


Moon Phases:
Last Quarter (11/3)
New Moon (11/11)
​First Quarter (11/19)
Full Moon (11/25)

Month-Long Commemorations 

Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month
American Diabetes Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Child Safety Protection Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month
Kids Goal Setting Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month 
National American Indian Heritage Month 
National Epilepsy Awareness Month 
National Family Caregivers Month 
National Family Literacy Month 
National Inspirational Role Models Month 
National Lifewriting Month 
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Novel Writing Month 
National Scholarship Month 
Peanut Butter Lovers' Month 
PPSI AIDS Awareness Month 
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month 
Vegan Month

Special Weeks

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (11/3-11/9)
Give Wildlife a Break Week (11/3-11/9)
Dear Santa Letter Week (11/7-11/13)
National Farm-City Week (11/10-11/16)
National Young Readers Week (11/11-11/15) 
American Education Week (11/17-11/23
Better Conversation Week (11/24-11/30)
National Game and Puzzle Week (11/24-11/30) 
Church/State Separation Week (11/24-11/30)
National Family Week (11/24-11/30) 

Special Days

All Hallows Day (All Saints Day) (11/1)
National Authors Day (11/1)
National Family Literacy Day (11/1)
U.S. Weather Service Established in 1870 (11/1)
Mexico: Day of the Dead (11/1-2)
Cookie Monster's Birthday (11/2)
National Deviled Egg Day (11/2)
National Sandwich Day (11/3)
Daylight Savings Time Ends (11/3) 
First Wagon Train Reached California(1841) (11/4)
King Tut's Tomb Discovered (1922) (11/4)
Use Your Common Sense Day (11/4) 
Guy Fawkes Day (11/5)
General Election Day (11/5) 
National Nachos Day (11/6)
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (11/6) 
Scientist Marie Curie born in 1867 (11/7)
X-Ray Day X-Ray was discovered on this day in 1895 (11/8)
National Parents as Teachers Day (11/8)
Holocaust Began in 1938 (11/9)
Sesame Street Debuted in 1969 (11/10)
Bonza Bottler Day (11/11) 
Veterans Day (Armistice Day, Victory Day, or WW I Memorial Day) (11/11) 
Remembrance Day In Canada (11/11)
Feast of St. Martin of Tours (11/11) 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women's Rights Leader, was born in 1815 (11/12)
Young Readers Day (11/12)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982 (11/13)
World Kindness Day (11/13) 
William Steig born, 1907 (11/14)
International Girls Day (11/14) 
Islamic New Year (Begins in the evening) (11/14) 
UN World Diabetes Day (11/14) 
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day (11/14)
America Recycles Day (11/15) 
I Love to Write Day (11/15)
Daniel Pinkwater born in 1941 (11/15)
Georgia O'Keefe born, 1887 (11/15)
Jean Fritz born, 1915 (11/16)
Button Day (11/16)
Homemade Bread Day (11/17)
Lewis & Clark Reached the Pacific in 1805 (11/17)
Take A Hike Day (11/17)
Mickey Mouse's Birthday (11/18)
Antarctica discovered in 1820 (11/18)
William Tell Day (11/18)
Gettysburg Address Delivered in 1863 by President Lincoln (11/19)
National Education Support Professionals Day (11/20) 
UN African Industrialization Day (11/20) 
UN Universal Children's Day (11/20) 
Mexican Revolution Day (11/20)
Great American Smoke Out (11/21) 
Mayflower Compact Signed in 1620 (11/21)
World Hello Day (11/21)
St. Cecilia Feast Day (11/22)
Stop the Violence Day (11/22)
John F. Kennedy Assassinated in 1963 (35th President) (11/22) 50th Anniversary
National Cashew Day (11/23)
Marc Brown born in 1946 (11/25)
UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (11/25) 
National Cake Day (11/26)
Pins and Needles Day (11/27)
Hanukkah begins (evening 11/27) 
Thanksgiving Day (11/28) 
Magellan reached the Pacific (1521) (11/28)
Electronic Greeting Day (11/29) 
Madeline L'Engle born, 1918 (11/29)
Maize Day (11/29) 
National Day of Listening (11/29) 
National Flossing Day (11/29) 
On this day in 1929, explorer Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole and back to their air base in 18 hours and 41 minutes (11/29)
Native American Heritage Day (11/29)
Mark Twain born, 1835 (11/30)
U.S. Representative, Shirley Chisholm born, 1924 (11/30)

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