Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout

16th November (third Thursday in November)

If you think this holiday is about barbeque, then you’d be mistaken. While it sounds like a great barbeque competition, it’s about a challenge for people all over the United States to quit smoking. As...

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Indiana Day

Indiana Day

16th November

“In Indiana, we don't have an official state religion, but if we did, it would be basketball.” ~Evan Bayh When people think of Indiana, they would mostly think of its love for basketball and for soul...

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Have a Party with Your Bear Day

Have a Party with Your Bear Day

Every November 16th

Have a Party with Your Bear Day is one of several bear-related holidays of which Teddy Bear Picnic Day is the most famous. The origins and history of this holiday are shrouded in obscurity, although...

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Fast Food Day

Fast Food Day

Every November 16th

Fried Chicken, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chips, Onion Rings, Hamburgers, oh my! Fast Food is both boon and bane to the busy people of the world, and we all have our favorites. Traditionally rich and greasy...

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Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Beaujolais Nouveau Day

16th November (Third Thursday of November)

Wine has a long and august history, with an in-depth and diverse knowledge of the various vintages and styles being a hallmark of true upper class sophistication. But even among vintners and Oenophiliacs (wine lovers)...

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Social Enterprise Day

Social Enterprise Day

16th November ( Third Thursday in November )

Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.Bill Drayton What exactly is a social enterprise? Well, it’s...

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International Day for Tolerance

International Day for Tolerance

Every November 16th

This day was created to encourage mindfulness and faith in human rights - in order to encourage equality and diversity across the world, the UN introduced The International Day for Tolerance in 1996. It followed...

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Button Day

Button Day

Every November 16th

The appeal of buttons is clear. They come in every shape, colour and style, from pearly white shirt buttons, to ornate Victorian affairs, to cute fastenings shaped like insects and animals. Any outfit can be...

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World Vegan Month

World Vegan Month

Every November

“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a rising movement in the world today, a movement that...

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Every November

In countries all over the world, new people have travelled from their points of origin the inhabit land that previously belonged to others. While we call the Americas the “New World”, the culture and history...

Manatee Awareness Month

Manatee Awareness Month

Every November

As much as animals like elephants are currently under threat in Central Africa, whales, manatees and turtles, to name a few, are probably in far more dire peril -- and almost nobody knows.” - Peter Walsh The...

Pomegranate Month

Pomegranate Month

Every November

I felt like a seed in a pomegranate. Some say that the pomegranate was the real apple of Eve, fruit of the womb, I would eat my way into perdition to taste you. - Jeanette Winterson They...

Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

Every November

Peanut Butter, that strange thick rich concoction of a humble legume. It appears in candy’s, in sandwiches, and even in rich savory dishes in the form of a sauce. There’s crunchy peanut butter and creamy...

Novel Writing Month

Novel Writing Month

Every November

We’re all full of stories, each of us with our own tales to tell, but we never quite seem to find the time to make it happen, do we? There’s always too much to do...

Adoption Month

Adoption Month

Every November

“I don't have children, but I have 17 nieces and nephews, and they more than makeup for anything that I can do. I have a stepdaughter, and I adore her to pieces, and I think...

Movember

Movember

Every November

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your formal self (and growing a magnificent beard.)”~ Ernest Hemingway There is something truly magnificent about a wonderful mustache (and...