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Folk, Fact and Sayings about November
1 November - All Saints Day (Christian)
31 October - 6 November - National Adoption Week
Aiming to raise awareness about adoption and recruit adoptive families for the 4,000 children who are currently in care waiting to be adopted.
The week aims to raise awareness of the role that pathology has in everyday healthcare - from diabetes, and cancer to the 'flu virus and the fight against superbugs.
2 November - National Stress Awareness Day
Organised by the International Stress Management Association UK
5 November - Guy Fawkes Day / Bonfire night
8 November - World Town Planning Day
World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on four continents each 8 November. It is a special day to recognise and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.
10 November - Remembrance Sunday
11 November - Armistice Day
14 November - World Diabetes Day
Celebrating the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which lead to the discovery of insulin in October 1921.
15 - 21 November - Enterprise Week
The national celebration of enterprise, inspiring young people to turn their ideas into november 2020 holidays and special days.
16 November - International Day for Tolerance
19 November - World Toilet Day
The purpose of having this day is to have people in all countries to take action, increase awareness of toilet user's right to a better toilet environment.
20 November - Universal Children's Day
First observed in 1953. It is a time to honour children by special ceremonies and festivals and to make children's needs known to governments.
18 November - BBC Children in Need Appeal
The BBC Children in Need TV show is a seven-hour TV extravaganza.
20 November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Annual Day recognising the loss and suffering of road victims and their families. Road traffic crashes kill nearly 1.3 million people every year and injure or disable as many as 50 million more. They are the leading cause of death among young people aged 10–24 years.
21 November - World Television Day
Celebrated to encourage global exchanges of television programmes, particularly those focusing on peace, security, economic and social development, and the enhancement of cultural exchanges.
21 November 2010 World Hello Day
Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people.
21 - 15 November - National Anti-Bullying Week
Encourages schools to tackle bullying and make schools safer learning environments. The theme will be around school and community and will provide scope to explore safer routes to and from school, community cohesion, engaging parents/carers in school life, cyberbullying, and extended school provision.
23 November 2010 - National Freelancers Day
Focussing on the contribution that freelancers, contractors and consultants make to the UK economy
21 - 27 November - Road Safety Week
Every day, ten people are killed and ten times as many are seriously injured on Britain's roads alone.
27 Nov - 5 Dec - National Tree Week
A major november 2020 holidays and special days festival founded to mark november 2020 holidays and special days start of the planting season november 2020 holidays and special days celebrate trees and woods. It includes tree planting and other events, such as tree dressing, talks and story telling.
30th November - St Andrew's Day
30th November - Computer Security Day
Computer Security Day was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues. The goal is to remind people to protect their computers and information.
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Find 250+ socially relevant national and international hashtags to help your brand get more engagement in 2021 with our social media calendar. Tap into #hashtagholidays and days of observance throughout the year that might be meaningful to your audience.
There is power in relevancy. When it comes to online content, it can appear easy to build connections, but it is, in fact, harder. Through social media, we lose the human interaction and the ability to experience non-verbal communication. However, there are opportunities to build connections with people across the world, and it can be through socially relevant holidays and days of observance that we celebrate primarily online.
Of course, we have our traditional holidays, like New Year’s Day, but there are quirky, unique holidays that are designed to bring awareness and conversation to important topics throughout the year. Some brands have utilized hashtag holidays to connect with their audience and it’s worked exceptionally well with sparking discussion and brand loyalty.
Social media can encompass two different lanes of responsibility: strategy and execution. If we’re not careful, we can place more emphasis on one more than the other. To ensure a strategy isn’t put on the back burner, proactive planning is essential.
Did you miss National Best Friends Day last year? What about World Mental Health Day or World Kindness Day?
Have no fear! We’re here to help you with our #ClearVoice 2021 social media calendar for hashtag holidays and days of observance.
This social media calendar highlights the national holidays as well as socially relevant topics of discussion. If you see a holiday that connects with your audience and the mission of your brand, cultivate messaging that highlights the connection. Think outside the box and have fun with the process!
Remember, this strategy is to join the current conversation of relevancy on the platform! Be prepared to engage online with your content as well as others. You can also learn more about ClearVoice can help produce social media content for your brand.
New for our 2021 social media calendar
Monthly themes are a great way to get hyper-focused in your messaging while joining in on a relevant topic on social media. These can also apply to the themed weekly holidays as well. While creating strategic, hyper-focused content, incorporate a full social media strategy to create engagement with your content.
Weekly observances can help you build a structure and a cohesive flow with all of your content surrounding a holiday or observance. Try out the different types of themed observances to discover the best ones for your brand.
Also keep up with the platforms…
See our 2021 Social Media Updates post, which rounds up bite-sized nuggets of the latest updates to the most popular social media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Clubhouse, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat and more.
Popular hashtags for your 2021 social media calendar:
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Organic reach is pretty hard to find for brands in 2021, with the rare exception of social media holidays. When coupled with the right hashtag, these holidays provide businesses with an occasion to reach a like-minded crowd.
Who makes social media holidays up?
Some days are the byproducts of marketing campaigns. Some were declared by official organizations such as the United Nations. Others seem to have been manifested by the sheer absurdity of the Internet.
Some days have multiple holidays, such as May 7, which happens to be National Beer Day in the United States and World Health Day. Some days are about serious issues, other days are National Just Because Day (August 27). Some are strictly social media holidays, while many are holidays off social media, too.
Not every social media holiday is worth celebrating. Find the holidays that fit your niche.
This approach increases the odds of connecting with people around shared values and interests rather than gimmicks.
Bonus: Download our free, customizable social media calendar template to easily plan and schedule all your content in advance.
2021 social media holiday calendar
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January social media holidays
Financial Wellness Month
January 4: National Trivia Day #NationalTriviaDay
January 15: National Hat Day #NationalHatDay
January 15: National Bagel Day #NationalBagelDay
January 17: Ditch Your Resolution Day #DitchYourResolutionDay
January 25: Opposite Day #OppositeDAy
Blue Monday: Third Monday of January
Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD: Fourth Monday of January
February social media holidays
Black History Month (US)
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 8: Safer Internet Day
February 9: National Pizza Day #NationalPizzaDay
February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science #WomenInScience
February 13: Galentine’s Day
February 17: #RandomActsOfKindnessDay
February 21: Family Day (Canada, except Quebec)
National Skip the Straw Day: Fourth Friday in February
March social media holidays
Women’s History Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
March 1: Zero Discrimination Day
March 3: World Wildlife Day #WorldWildlifeDay
March 4: World Book Day #WorldBookDay
March 8: International Women’s Day #InternationalWomensDay #IWD[YEAR]
March 14: Pi Day #PiDay
March 18: Global Recycling Day
March 19: World Sleep Day
March 20: International Day of Happiness #InternationalDayofHappiness
March 22: World Water Day #WorldWaterDay #Water2me
March 24: Equal Pay Day
March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility #TransDayofVisibility #TDOV
National Day of Unplugging #DayOfUnplugging: First Friday of March
April social media holidays
Move More Month
National Poetry Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
April 1: Walk to Work Day
April 6: National Carbonara Day
April 7: National Beer Day (US)
April 7: World Health Day
April 10: Siblings’ Day #NationalSiblingsDay
April 11: National Pet Day #NationalPetDay
April 20: 420
April 22: Earth Day
April 24: World Immunization Week
April 28: National Superhero Day
April 29: International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay
May social media holidays
Asian Heritage Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
National Teen Self Esteem Month (US)
National Clean Air Month (US)
Mental Health Awareness Month
May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4: Thank a Teacher Day #ThankATeacher
May 4: Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay, #MayThe4thBeWithYou
May 12: International Nurses Day
May 17: Tax Day (US)
May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
May 18: International Museums Day
May 28: World Hunger Day
June social media holidays
LGBTQ Pride Month
June 1: International Children’s Day
June 3: Global Running Day
June 3: World Bicycle Day
June 4: National Cheese Day (US)
June 4: National Donut Day (US) #NationalDonutDay
June 6: Higher Education Day #HigherEducationDay
June 8: Best Friends Day #BestFriendsDay
June 8: World Oceans Day #WorldOceansDay
June 19: Juneteenth (US)
June 21: World Music Day
June 21: National Selfie Day #NationalSelfieDay
June 30: Social Media Day #SMDay, #SocialMediaDay
July social media holidays
July 3: International Plastic Bag Free Day
July 6: International Kissing Day
July 7: World Chocolate Day #WorldChocolateDay
July 15: Social Media Giving Day
July 15: National Clean Beauty Day (US)
July 17: World Emoji Day #WorldEmojiDay
July 18: National Ice Cream Day
July 18: World Listening Day
July 30: International Friendship Day
August social media holidays
Black Business Month
August 8: International Cat Day #InternationalCatDay
August 8: National CBD Day
August 9-16: Shark Week #SharkWeek
August 12: International Youth Day #YouthDay
August 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day #BlackWomensEqualPayDay
August 14: National Financial Awareness Day
August 19: World Photo Day #WorldPhotoDay
August 26: National Dog Day (US) #NationalDogDay
September social media holidays
World Alzheimer’s Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month (US)
September 12: National Video Games Day #NationalVideoGamesDay
September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day
September 30: International Podcast Day #InternationalPodcastDay
October social media holidays
Black History Month (UK)
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 1: International Coffee Day #InternationalCoffeeDay
October 4-10: World Space Week
October 5: International Teachers Day #WorldTeachersDay
October 10: World Mental Health Day #WorldMentalHeathDay
October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 11: National Coming Out Day
October 29: National Cat Day (US)
November social media holidays
Men’s Health Awareness Month (aka No-Shave November and “Movember”)
November 8: Social Media Kindness Day
November 8: STEM Day #STEMDay
November 13: World Kindness Day #WKD
November 13–19: Transgender Awareness Week
Black Friday: Friday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
Small Business Saturday: Saturday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
Cyber Monday: Monday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
Giving Tuesday: Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day (US)
December social media holidays
AIDs Awareness Month
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 4: National Cookie Day
8 examples of great social media holiday posts
Fenty Beauty: Black History Month
Fenty Beauty inaugurated this year’s Black History Month with a little history lesson of its own, courtesy of its founder, Rihanna.
Way back in 2011, a Twitter user offensively asked why Rihanna’s hair looked “so nappy,” in the music video for her song “Man Down.” In response, the music and business mogul clapped back: “Cuz I’m black bitch!!!!” Seven years later, Fenty Beauty launched a liquid eyeliner with the iconic name: “Cuz I’m black.”
The unapologetic, empowering line speaks both to Fenty Beauty’s brand purpose and audience. We give it a Clapback-lipstick-wearing chef’s kiss.
Knix: International Women’s Day
Knix CEO Joanna Griffiths delivered a supportive message on International Women’s Day… in the midst of delivering twin girls. It really doesn’t get more on-brand than that.
Heartfelt and urgent, the post demonstrates the intimate apparel founder’s priorities, which includes rejecting investors who frown upon fundraising while pregnant.
Food for Soul: Carbonara Day
While we’d all like to celebrate Carbonara Day, it suits some organizations, such as Food for Soul, more than others. Founded by Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore, the non-profit organization used its food-salvaging ingenuity with a banana-peel carbonara recipe. Putting the “care” in #CAREbonara day, followers were encouraged to donate and share with others.
Time’s Up: International Transgender Day of Visibility
As a charity that advocates for victims of sexual harassment, this post from Time’s Up is a meaningful expression of solidarity with the transgender community. The simple gesture received more than six times the engagement than the post that followed.
National Women’s Law Center: Equal Pay Day
In this TikTok video, the folks behind the National Women’s Law Center break down the significance of Equal Pay Day with cold, hard facts. The explainer drew in more than 47 times more views than the account’s previous post.
now that you really get it, are you ready to fight back? check out nwlc.org/wagegap to learn more about #equalpaynow ‼️ #wagegap#equalpay#feminism
♬ Many Colors – Bryan Rheude
Thrive Market: Teacher Appreciation Week
Thrive Market showed its appreciation to teachers with a giveaway. The contest also served as a reminder that the wholesale online grocery store offers free membership to teachers all year round.
WWF #WorldWithoutNature: World Wildlife Day
Inspired by One Minute Briefs, World Wildlife Fund challenged brands to participate in World Wild Life day by removing nature from their logos. The goal behind the campaign was to create a stark portrait of a world without nature.
As planned, #WorldWithoutNature generated a great deal of social awareness and conversation, including an astute observation from climate activist Greta Thunberg:
B Corp: National Beer Day
B Corp tapped National Beer Day to highlight its community of certified brewers. These posts benefited from strength in numbers, as they were able to signal-boost by tagging relevant accounts. By touting breweries by region, B Corp’s National Beer Day celebrations shared the tour-de-force scope of its community.
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November is the perfect month to travel. It’s nestled right in the period between the high seasons of the summer and winter holidays when the summer heat is dying down and winter flurries are still out of sight and out of mind. Milder temperatures draw smaller crowds, but there’s still lots to see, and often at lower prices, too.
The month of November is also a pleasant time of transition for many, and there are many celebrations during this time that bring out the biggest and brightest traditions around the world. With festivals and activities that are bursting with excitement and colour, everyone you meet will be at their most jovial. If you’re travelling to any of these places in November, participating in these important celebrations can be a fantastic way to get a glimpse into local life – not to mention have a ton of fun!
Diwali, one of the biggest festivals in India, is a festival of lights that marks the start of the Hindu New Year. The date of the celebration follows the Hindu calendar, and usually falls between October and November. For five days, the triumph of good over evil is celebrated with huge celebrations, lavish meals, and spectacular firework displays. Every household will be lit up with special clay lamps called Deepavali, with vibrant designs made of coloured rice or flour, or rangoli, decorating the entrances to welcome visitors. Diwali is a celebration of family and togetherness, and it’s a wonderful experience that is an important part of India’s cultural fabric. Visit Jaipur to see the marketplaces all delightfully lit, Varanasi to experience a more spiritual side of Diwali, and Ayodhya for the grandest Diwali celebration in India.
Day of the Dead
Each year on November 2nd, Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico with extravagant parties and parades, colourful decorations, and elaborate costumes and makeup. Contrary to what many might think, Day of the Dead is not the Mexican version of Halloween, but a celebration of life and death that’s unique in the world. Celebrations can be quiet and intimate or loud and festive, but always serve to honour deceased loved ones and welcome them back as they reunite with the living, for one day only, to celebrate together. Oaxaca’s marketplaces are the best places to find fun and festive items, like sugar skulls and pan de muerto,which are used to decorate ofrendas. Go to Mexico City to celebrate Day of the Dead in fashion, where an elaborate parade featuring vibrant costumes and catrinasruns along the Paseo de la Reforma.
Thailand is no stranger to celebration, but of all of its festivals, Loi Krathong stands out. This fall festival is one of the most picturesque and awe-inspiring sights in the world, where small candlelit floats are released into rivers and waterways in a mesmerizing act of exchanging the old for the new. Foreigners and locals alike participate in this act of sending the negativity of the past year away with the river and wishing for good things to come, and it’s easy to join in as long as you find yourself near a body of water. In some parts of Thailand, the lights in the river are matched with candlelit lanterns in the sky, lit up in celebration of the Yi Peng festival. Though it’s a separate holiday, Yi Peng often coincides with Loi Krathong, resulting in a spectacular display of floating lights all around you in places, like Chiang Mai, where both festivals are celebrated.
Thanksgiving is the quintessential fall holiday in America. It has a storied history, but everyone will agree that it’s a time of gratitude, quality time with loved ones, and heaps and heaps of food. Thanksgiving Day in America falls on the fourth Thursday in November, when everyone celebrates by participating in festive activities like turkey trots and parades, or by simply preparing an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner with a football game on TV in the background. For the full American Thanksgiving experience, catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City as it snakes around Central Park down Sixth Avenue. If the crowd gets too much, catch the parade on TV while settling down with pumpkin pie and good company.
In celebration of the islands’ pirate folklore, the Cayman Islands are transformed for one week in November into a raucous and family-friendly pirate-themed celebration. A huge bonfire on Cayman Brac sets off this unique festival that will take you through the Islands with swashbuckling mock battles and hijinks that you won’t want to miss. Music, firework displays, and amazing food are aplenty during Pirates Week, so put on your best pirate gear and join in on the festivities.
Bon Om Touk
The Cambodia Water Festival, or Bon Om Touk, celebrates the end of the rainy season while also observing a one-of-its-kind natural occurrence – the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Bon Om Touk is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Cambodia, where people give thanks to the river as an important source of life. Festivities are centered around the rivers, with riverboat races during the day and fireworks over brightly lit parade boats at night. The celebrations last three days, with people from all over the country converging around the river banks to join the festivities. Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay is often overflowing with spectators viewing the races. To join in, watch as colourfully-lit parade boats line the waterways in the Loy Pratip, and pay your respects to the moon during Sampeah Preah Khae with offerings of food and drink. Then, gather at a temple to share in some ambok,a traditional rice dish eaten during Bon Om Touk.
November is as good a time as any for a celebration. Where will you go to celebrate?
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