And now for the second half of November, and all the odd, weird, and nontraditional National Holidays you should start celebrating! Because what is a day if not a National Day of?
To kick off the last half of November, we start with November 16th which is National Indiana Day, National Fast Food Day, and National Button Day. Did you eat out on November 16th? Sometimes restaurants will have specials, deals, and even freebies if it pertains to a “National Day of,” so next year, check it out!
November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day, National Baklava Day, and National Take A Hike Day, (and no, they don’t mean take a hike like you’re pissing me off, it’s the day to actually go take a hike!) Also, the Saturday before Thanksgiving is National Adoption Day. Yay!
National Princess Day, National Vichyssoise Day, and Mickey Mouse’s birthday are all celebrated on November 18th. And by the way, in case you didn’t know, because I myself had to look it up, Vichyssoise is a type of creamy soup. There are onions, leeks, potatoes, chicken broth, and cream in this soup and it is typically served cold as a first course. It can also be served warm would be better warm in my opinion. Yum!
Also, if you didn’t know, there is a day to celebrate carbonated beverages with caffeine and that day is November 19th. On this day you can also celebrate everyone’s favorite board game because it’s National Play Monopoly Day. It’s also International Men’s Day, so you men can celebrate that day however you want.
November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day and National Absurdity Day.
The 21st of November is National Red Mitten Day, and National Stuffing Day, and National Gingerbread Cookie Day. The day before Thanksgiving is known as Tie One On Day because it’s the biggest drinking holiday of the year. Also, the day before Thanksgiving is National Jukebox Day, so you can play some tunes while you’re tying one on.
November 22nd is all over the place with its celebrations. It’s National Cranberry Relish Day. The fourth Thursday in November is the National Day of Mourning, the fourth Thursday of the month is Thanksgiving Day, certainly a holiday by all accounts, and also, on the fourth Thursday of the month it’s Turkey-free Thanksgiving Day. This is the day for all of you who want to celebrate the holiday, turkey-free or with turkey, what a day!
You won’t believe all the ‘holidays’ on November 23rd, there are so many! National Cashew Day, National Eat a Cranberry Day, and National Espresso Day are all celebrated on this day. And then, for the big finish, there are a staggering seven celebratory holidays celebrated the day after Thanksgiving including National Day of Listening, National Native American Heritage Day, Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Flossing Day, Maize Day, and You’re Welcomegiving Day.
The 24th is a little more chill with National Sardines Day. And the Saturday after Thanksgiving is widespread and important to the small businesses of today as it is Small Business Saturday. There are tons of sales and reasons to get out and buy local on this day, so go and support the businesses you love!
November 25th is National Parfait Day and Blase Day. It’s also Shopping Reminder Day, whatever that is.
Thanksgiving is an eating holiday and you’re probably still full from that meal but National Cake Day is celebrated on November 25th. And of course, the Monday after Thanksgiving is Cyber Monday, also known as shop til you drop, all your money on online shopping that is.
November 28th has only one National Day of and if you love french toast, then it will be your favorite day. National French Toast Day is celebrated on this late November Day.
November 29th is National Package Protection Day, National Electronic Greetings Day, and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, though it’s listed as tentative because it changes annually.
And finally, the last day of the month in November. This 30th day of November is National Mason Jar Day, National Mississippi Day, National Mousse Day, National Meth Awareness Day, Computer Security Day, and Stay Home Because You’re Well Day.
All I know is tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I will be eating turkey, cranberries, and all the fixings! Yay for November and Happy November National Day of’s!