Don't Miss These 10 November Events & Holidays

This is a month to give gratitude, celebrate cultures, vote, turn back the clocks and much more!

By Macaroni KID November 3, 2022

It's hard to believe November is here. We're so close to the start of 2023! This is a month to give gratitude, vote, and turn back the clocks. But that's not all. Here are 10 holidays and events your family can look forward to or recognize in November:

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1. Native American Heritage Month

Take time this month to learn about the people native to your town. Don't know where to start? This map shows indigenous territories, treaties, and languages throughout the world.

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2. National Adoption Month

More than 117,000 children and youth were waiting to be adopted from the foster care system in 2020, according to data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System. Have you considered adoption? Take this month to research the process where you live and see if adoption might be right for your family.

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3. Día de los Muertos

This celebratory Mexican holiday is a remembrance of the dead. Find out more about Día de los Muertos traditions. Nov.1 and 2

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4. The End of Daylight Saving Time

Before kids, the end of daylight saving time was probably a welcome date — after all, it meant an extra hour of blissful, uninterrupted sleep! But post-kids? That extra hour can now mean cranky kids and long days of disrupted naps and bedtimes. Read tips from a sleep consultant on how to help your kids adjust. Nov. 6

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5. Election Day

We know we don't have to tell you how important it is to vote. Or how vital it is to teach your kids the importance of exercising their right to vote. Take them with you to the voting booth so they can see democracy in action. Nov. 8

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6. Veterans Day 

Celebrate a veteran in your life by having your kids write a letter, draw a picture of thanks, or interview them about their experiences. Need to connect to a veteran? Operation Gratitude collects and distributes letters to veterans, as well as deployed troops, new recruits, and first responders. They even have a guide to letter writing to help you and your kids get started. Nov. 11

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7. National Recycling Day 

The recycling rate increased from less than 7 percent in 1960 to 32 percent in 2019, according to the EPA. But we can all do more! Talk to your family on National Recycling Day about what more you can do to recycle at home. Nov. 15

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8. Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender people face high levels of violence and discrimination every day. This is a day to memorialize those murdered as a result of transphobia. It's also a great time to talk to your children about what it means to be an ally to transgender and nonbinary youth. Need to learn more yourself? A good place to start is the Trevor Project, which has an excellent guide on the subject. Nov. 20

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9. Thanksgiving

It's the mother of all American November holidays! Nov. 24

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10. Small Business Saturday

We love supporting local businesses all year long — and hope you do too! Small Business Saturday is a chance for you to support local businesses while doing your holiday shopping. Nov. 26