November 2021
Awareness Days

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.

 

1st-November

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.

 

1st-4th November

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.

 

1st-5th November

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.

 

3rd November

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!

 

4th November

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.

 

5th November

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.

 

8th-12th November

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.

 

9th November

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.

 

11th November

Remembrance Day

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.

 

12th November

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?!

 

14th November

Remembrance Sunday

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.

 

15th-21st November

Alcohol Awareness and Sugar Awareness Week

May be a good time to talk about how much sugar is in alcohol.

 

17th November

Blue Wednesday

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.

 

19th November

International Men’s Day & World Toilet Day

International Men’s Day celebrates the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities (they are very good at warming the toilet seat too). It’s a perfect day to treat the men in your life and promote your men’s ranges and services.
It’s also a day to think about the 4.2 billion people living without access to good sanitation and support initiatives to help change this situation.

 

21st November

World Hello Day

A day where we’re encouraged to say ‘hello’ to 10 people either online or in-person.

 

21st November

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.

 

25th November

Blasé Day

It’s a day to be blasé, or whatever.

 

26th November

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’.

 

26th November

Green Jumper Day

Today we’re encouraged to wear a green jumper, turn down the thermostat and raise awareness about climate change.

 

27th November

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.

 

30th November

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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