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November 2013 Celebrations

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As is customary each month, I am providing celebrations – some fiction, some non-fiction – that you might consider in November.

Maple tree on my street
Maple tree on my street

Month: Aviation History Month; and National Novel Writing Month (very interested in the latter because I am still struggling to finalize my own novel)

  • Nov. 2: Book Lovers Day (I am an extreme book lover); and move your clocks back one hour when you go to bed today if you have been observing Daylight Savings Time)
  • Nov. 6: Marooned without a Compass Day
  • Nov. 8: Cook Something Bold Day (for some of you, that may simply be a peanut butter & jelly sandwich)
  • Nov. 11:  Veteran’s Day (thank you everyone who is serving, or has served, your country in this manner)
  • Nov. 13:  World Kindness Day (if everyone observed this holiday every day, there would be no need for wars)
  • Nov. 15:  Clean Your Refrigerator Day; and America Recycles Day (makes sense to me)
  • Nov. 17:  World Peace Day (see Nov. 13)
  • Nov. 21:  Great American Smokeout (millions have quit so it must be possible – will this be your chance?)
  • Nov. 23:  National Adoption Day (in honor of my sister, Mary, and her daughter, Kristina)
  • Nov. 28:  Thanksgiving Day (which doesn’t have to be about food – it can be about feeling and expressing your gratitude)
  • Nov. 29:  You’re Welcome Day
  • Nov. 30:  Stay at Home Because you are Well Day

November calendar “celebrations.”

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Get ready everyone – there are so many worthy-of-mentioning “holidays” in November, you’ll be blown away!

Month-long celebrations:

  • Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • National Hospice Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month – my favorite because both my sister, and my niece, are adopted and my life is better as a result!

Some of the daily celebrations:

1st:  Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day

2nd:  Plan Your Epitaph Day – would you trust just anyone to tell the truth?

6th:  Marooned without a Compass Day – a/k/a Election Day

7th:  Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

8th:  Cook Something Bold Day (well, it is Peanut Butter Lovers Month!!!

11th:  Veterans Day – thank you every Vet of past & present military conflicts!!!

12th:  National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

13th:  World Kindness Day – pass it forward everyone!!!

15th:  Clean Your Refrigerator Day and America Recycles Day – it figures.

15th:  Great American Smokeout – see November 19th if participating

17th:  National Adoption Day – I love you Mary and Kristina!!!

19th:  Have a Bad Day Day – see November 15th

22nd:  Thanksgiving, followed by…

23rd:  Sinkie Day – casual eating while standing at your sink

23rd:  Black Friday – the busiest shopping day of the Holiday season and Buy Nothing Day (I don’t make up the rules)

26th:  Shopping Reminder Day – do we really need this reminder?

30th:  Stay at Home Because You’re Well Day – because it’s more fun than staying home when you’re sick!