November 2023 language and cultural dates for your diary


1 – Samhain: A Pagan and Wiccan festival marking the end of the harvest season

1 – All Saints Day/Feast of the All Saints: A day to honor all holy men and women who have been canonized in the Catholic Church

2 – Anniversary of the Crowning of Haile Selassie: The day when Haile Selassie ascended the Ethiopian throne. This is one of the holiest days in the Rastafarian year

All Souls’ Day, Christian

Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I, Rastafari

9 –      Feast of the Dedication of the Archbasilica, Catholic Christian

12 – Diwali: A 5-day festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It honors gods, goddesses, harvests, New Years, etc.

15 –    Nativity Fast begins, Orthodox Christian

19 –    Chhath Puja, Hindu

21 –    Presentation of the Theotokos, Orthodox Christian

23 –  Thanksgiving (US Independence)

24 –    Martyrdom of Guru Tegh, Bahadur Sikh

26 –    Feast of Christ the King, Christian

Day of the Covenant, Baha’i

27 – Guru Nanak Ji’s Birthday: A day commemorating the birth of Guru Nanak Ji who founded Sikhism

27 – Jain New Year: A day celebrated on the first day after the month of Kartika.

28 –    Ascension of Abdu’l–Bahá, Baha’i

30 – St. Andrew’s Feast Day (patron saint of Scotland, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Barbados, and Romania), Christian


Awareness Events

Movember – Men’s Health Awareness Month

National Family Caregivers’ Month

National Diabetes Month

National Career Development Month

2 – National Stress Awareness Day

5 – World Tsunami Awareness Day

6-10 – Talk Money Week

Living Wage Week

8 –  Intersex Day of Solidarity

9 – International Day against Fascism and AntiSemitism

9 – World Adoption Day

10 – World Science Day for Peace and Development

11 –    Armistice Day

12 –   Remembrance Sunday

12-19 –    UK Inter Faith Week

13 –    World Kindness Day

13-19 Transgender Awareness Week

14 –    World Diabetes Day

16 –    International Day for Tolerance

16 Nov-15 Dec – Disability History Month

19 –    International Men’s Day

20 –    World Children’s Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance

23 – Carers Rights Day

24 – National Day of Listening

25 –    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

28 – Giving Tuesday