Looking for inspiration for your next marketing or social media campaign? Then check out this list of National, International and World awareness days for November 2021.
We’ve included a mix of serious and not so serious awareness days to give you flexibility with your messaging and lot’s of inspiration to your next campaign.
Whole of November
The month of November is dedicated to several things.
Movember is an initiative aimed at raising awareness and funds for men’s physical and mental health. It’s World Vegan Month and Cancer Research UK are encouraging us to take the Veg Pledge and go vegan or vegetarian for the month.
And it’s also National Blog Writing Month. The challenge is to write a blog a day for the month of November. Not sure we’ll manage that but we already have some great blogs on our site so check them out.
World Vegan Day
We really believe it’s worth emphasising that today marks the start of World Vegan Month. Living a vegan lifestyle is so important, not just for our own health and wellbeing and the health of the planet, but also for the 200 million animals that are killed for food around the world every day – just on land. When we include wild-caught and farmed fish, we get a total closer to 3 billion animals killed every day.
Want to give it a try? Veganuary have lots of tips, recipes and advice to help you transition to a vegan lifestyle.
National Spa Week
Other than the 4th November being Kayleigh’s birthday (feel free to send beer and cake), it’s also the start of National Spa Week. A week to raise awareness of the health benefits that you get from regular spa time.
International Stress Awareness Week
Stress can be a big part of our lives and a certain level of it is normal – the stress you feel going on a first date, or interviewing for that dream job for example. But too much stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. This week is all about checking in with your stress level and finding ways to manage it and make sure you stay balanced and healthy.
National Sandwich Day
Did you know the humble sandwich was invented for the 4th Earl of Sandwich? He had an insatiable gambling addiction which meant he spent hours at the playing table.
To stave off energy-sapping hunger he needed a source of food, delivered to his table, that could be eaten without knives and forks. He requested a thin slice of fried meat and cheese to be placed between 2 slices of bread from his servant and voila, the sandwich was born.
Are you going to gamble on a new concoction today or stick with your favourite? Go on, be daring!
National Stout Day
Today is about celebrating the craft beer revolution. Working-class Londoners used to enjoy large tankards of stout delivered by river porters, hence it being called a Porter. There are so many variations today it’s hard to know where to begin but our local brewery does a great chocolate stout so that’s where we’ll be starting.
Guy Fawkes Night
Penny for the guy, sparklers, big bonfires, bobble hats, gloves and scarves and of course –fireworks. If you’re planning to have a fireworks party why not try out the range of low noise fireworks at EPIC Fireworks. They are much kinder for young children, your companion animals and wildlife, as well as those that suffer from PTSD. You still get the joy of an epic display but without all the loud noise.
Talk Money Week
In the UK we find it hard to talk about money, but with the Covid-19 crisis affecting a lot of people, it really is time to get over that and start having some good conversations around finances.
If you’re in the financial sector it could be a good time to reach out to your customers and get them talking.
Social Media Kindness Day
Social media plays such a large part in our daily lives and there are a lot of people who don’t treat it in the way it should be used.
Today is a day to promote kindness on social media and to say unkindness won’t be tolerated.
It marks the Birthday of Caroline Flack who tragically committed suicide after a spate of negative and nasty comments to her online. You never know how someone will react to comments o make sure your comments are always kind.
At 11am on the 11th November we take two minutes of silence to remember the sacrifice of our soldiers and the fallen at the end of the First World War.
Children In Need
It’s not yet been confirmed whether this year’s Children In Need TV telethon will be going ahead but, Pudsey or not, you can still get involved and help raise vital funds for children’s charities.
Can ours be something like a nacho eating marathon or the longest lie-in, or maybe both combined?!
A day to remember the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces who fought for our freedom in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
The National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London and will start at 11am.
Alcohol Awareness and Sugar Awareness Week
May be a good time to talk about how much sugar is in alcohol.
Cancer is so prevalent in our modern lives but it only takes 45 seconds to perform a self-check for mouth cancer and it can save your life.
On Blue Wednesday you’re encouraged to get your family, friends, colleagues and employees to check for early warning signs and there’s lots of help available online on how to do this.
International Men’s Day & World Toilet Day
World Hello Day
A day where we’re encouraged to say ‘hello’ to 10 people either online or in-person.
World Television Day
Love it or hate it, it’s the one device that’s got most of us through the national lockdowns and pandemic. Today is not so much about celebrating the tool itself but the fact it’s a symbol for communication and globalization in the modern world.
It’s a day to be blasé, or whatever.
Black Friday & Buy Nothing Day
Traditionally today was the day that sales could put a company back in the black for the year – hence Black Friday. Taking a look at a lot of our high streets it’s unfortunately too late for some.
Whilst this is sad, we need to think about the reason we also have Buy Nothing day today. We live in an incredibly unsustainable, consumerist society and we can’t carry on like this. Adopting the philosophy of reduce, reuse and recycle has so many benefits for us and our world. As they say, ‘the most sustainable product is the one you don’t buy’.
Green Jumper Day
Today we’re encouraged to wear a green jumper, turn down the thermostat and raise awareness about climate change.
National Tree Week
Today marks the start of the winter tree planting season.
Our decking is full of saplings grown from seed that we foraged a couple of years ago and now it’s time to find their permanent home.
St Andrews Day
Celebrate Scotland’s patron saint’s day with a Kay-Lee today. No not our Kayleigh but a bit of Scottish country dancing at a ceilidh!
We hope this has given you a few lightbulb moments and lots of inspiration for your next social media and marketing campaigns.
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