Cultural Calendar: November 2021

 
What About November?
Cultural Calendar
 
ALL MONTH
 
Native American Heritage Month
 
Since 1990, November stands as a month to remember, honor, and respect Native communities throughout the United States. This remembrance also includes educational efforts to raise awareness about the unique present-day struggles faced by Native Americans as a result of historical colonization.
Nov 1
 
All Saints' Day
 
This Christian holiday commemorates all known and unknown Christian saints.
 
Nov 2
 
All Souls' Day
 
This Christian holiday celebrates all faithful Christians who have since departed.
Nov 4
 
Diwali
 
This Hindu, Jain, and Sikh 5-day festival of lights celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of goodness and light over evil and darkness.
 
Nov 6-7
 
Birth of Bahá'u'lláh
 
This day marks the birth of Birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í religion. The Bahá'í faith teaches the essential worth of all religions and the inherent unity of all people.
November 11
 
Veterans Day
 
An armistice between Germany and the Allied forces on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 marked the first Armistice Day, which has since become Veterans Day. This day honors all American veterans, wherever and whenever they might have served.
 
Nov 20
 
Transgender Day of Remembrance
 
Established in 1988, this day memorializes all those who have lost their lives as a result of pervasive transphobia and shines a spotlight on the continued violence suffered by our fellow transgender citizens.
 
Nov 21
 
Feast of the Christ King
 
This holiday was established to thank the Lord for the gift of time and serves as a rededication to the Christian faith.
November 26
 
Native American Heritage Day
 
This holiday encourages Americans to sincerely engage with the Native American heritage and history imbued into our land through attending appropriate ceremonies and participating in relevant cultural activities.
 
Nov 25
 
Thanksgiving
 
This holiday celebrates the bounty of the harvest and of the blessings of the preceding year.
Nov 28
 
Hanukkah
 
This day starts the 8-day Jewish celebration of the Maccabees triumph over Antiochus more than 2,200 years ago.
Nov 28
 
The Nativity Fast
 
A period of abstinence and penance practiced by various Christian churches in preparation for the Nativity of Jesus
 
Nov 28
 
Advent
 
Advent begins the Christian season of celebration leading up to the birth of Christ.
 

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