Day of Listening

Day of Listening

29th November (Day after Thanksgiving)

Were there ever people in your life that you wanted to know about but never got the chance to? Day of Listening is all about giving the time for other people to share stories about...

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Black Friday

Black Friday

29th November (Day after Thanksgiving)

Black Friday has always been the epitome of American consumerism, but it did not start out that way. These days it’s all about shopping, where retailers make huge cuts in their prices and open their...

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Small Business Saturday (US)

Small Business Saturday (US)

29th November (Saturday after Thanksgiving in the U.S.)

Small businesses often are overlooked by customers who are enticed by larger companies, and this can adversely affect the local economy in more negative ways than might appear on the surface level. The rise of...

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Electronic Greetings Day

Electronic Greetings Day

Every November 29th

You remember all of those sometimes cute, sometimes funny, and sometimes downright obnoxious electronic greeting cards that used to appear in your email inbox? Well, if you hadn’t guessed it, there’s actually a day devoted...

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Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Every November 29th

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” ― Calvin Trillin Let’s face it, there’s a dark dreary backwater...

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Maize Day

Maize Day

29th November (Day after Thanksgiving)

Maize Day is celebrated every year to mark the special role that maize has played in food history. Maize, which the Europeans came to call “corn,” has an ancient and interesting history and plays central roles...

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Sinkie Day

Sinkie Day

29th November (Day after Thanksgiving)

Let’s face it, when you’re in a home after Thanksgiving the kitchen is all too often ‘No Plates, No Tables, No Service’. That’s why I always eat over the sink on Black Friday, why make...

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Systems Engineer Day

Systems Engineer Day

29th November (Last Friday of November)

With the world becoming more and more digitized every day, there is a group of people that has rather suddenly become one of the most important groups of people in the world: systems engineers. Systems...

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Chocolates Day

Chocolates Day

Every November 29th

”Chocolate is not cheating! After a salty meal, you need a little bit of sweet. This is living, not cheating.” ~ Ali Landry Chocolate is one of life’s greatest pleasures, providing hope in the darkness of an...

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Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day

29th November (Friday after Thanksgiving)

When was the last time you went a whole day without buying anything? In this day and age, is it actually possible to buy nothing for twenty four hours? Supporters of ‘Buy Nothing Day’ think...

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Lemon Cream Pie Day

Lemon Cream Pie Day

Every November 29th

”If they were afraid of lemon crème pie, this would be an irrational fear, because lemon crème pie is delicious and has never hurt a soul.” ~ With apologies to Lemony Snicket Lemon crème pie, not...

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Square Dancing Day

Square Dancing Day

Every November 29th

Square Dancing Day exists to celebrate the square dance form of folk dancing, and is a great excuse to get out and “Dosey Do”. This fun, healthy and simple form of dance with a long history...

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A Blue Christmas

A Blue Christmas

28th November - 31st December

“Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.”Barack Obama Christmas...

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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...