November 2022
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 2022.

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 is encouraging us to take the Veg Pledge and go vegan or vegetarian for the month.

It’s also National Novel Writing Month. Have you been writing that novel in your head forever? Now’s the time to get it down on paper (or digitally!) and you never know, we may be adding it to our reading lists next year.

 

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 over 200 million animals that are killed for food around the world every day – and that’s just on land. When we include wild-caught and farmed fish, we get a total closer to 3 billion animals killed every day.

Adopting a lifestyle that excludes the unnecessary slaughter of these living, sentient beings is easy and there are lots of places to head for help but here’s one for starters – How to go Vegan

 

1st November

Purple Tuesday

With a spending power of $8 trillion worldwide disabled people are very important to your business.

What can you do to improve the customer experience for both disabled as well as abled customers and their families within your business?

For a start, you can make sure that your marketing and website are accessible.

 

3rd November

National Sandwich day

Some facts around the humble sandwich –

– 12 billion sandwiches are consumed every year in the UK

– The world’s largest sandwich weighed in at 2467kgs.

– The most expensive sandwich ever created cost £345 but the most expensive ever sold cost a staggering $28,000.

– The record for the greatest number of sandwiches prepared simultaneously was achieved in the UK and it was 607.

On National Sandwich Day are you going to gamble on a new concoction or stick with your favourite?

 

3rd November

National Stout Day

Working-class Londoners used to enjoy large tankards of stout delivered by river porters, hence it being called a Porter. This was the predecessor to what we now know as Stout but, with all the different concoctions from chocolate to oat stout, we doubt those old Londoners would recognise their favourite tipple today.

 

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.

You still get the joy of an epic display but without all the loud noise, meaning it’s much kinder to young children, your companion animals and wildlife, as well as those that suffer from PTSD. 

 

 6th November

World Let’s Stop Shouting Day

No one likes being shouted at and most of us don’t like shouting or losing control either. It has an impact on our relationships and physical and mental health so let’s keep it quiet.

 

7th-11th 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 well-being.

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.

 

7th-11th November

Talk Money Week

In the UK, we find it hard to talk about money but, with the current cost of living crisis and rising fuel costs, 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.

Every time we use social media we leave an imprint so try to ensure that those imprints are kind. Most people wouldn’t make a nasty comment to someone’s face so we should treat social media in the same way. 

The choice of day marks the Birthday of Caroline Flack who tragically committed suicide after a spate of negative and nasty comments to her online.

Remember, be kind.

 

11th November

Remembrance Day

At 11am on the 11th of 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.

 

13th 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.

 

14th-20th November

Alcohol Awareness and Sugar Awareness Week

The theme for this years week is ‘Breakfast’. It’s crazy that commercial breakfasts are often so high in sugar they could probably be classed as desserts.

The week overlaps with Alcohol Awareness week (18th-25th) so it’s worth talking about the amount of sugar in alcohol too.

 

16th 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.

 

17th November

National Button Day

Every home has one, don’t they? A jar or tin of buttons? No? Just us then!

 

19th November

Children In Need

Every year funds are raised for children in need in the UK. From sitting in baths of baked beans to baking a cake, let your imagination run wild and come up with a wacky challenge that’ll encourage donations.

 

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. 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 in virtually every household in one form or another and it’s a large part of how we get our news and entertainment.

Today is not so much about celebrating the tool itself but the fact that it’s a symbol of communication and globalization in the modern world.

If you’re in a less serious mood maybe celebrate by spending the day on the sofa with a good box set.

 

25th November

Blasé Day

It’s a day to be blasé, or whatever.

 

25th November

Black Friday & Buy Nothing Day

Black Friday traditionally signalled the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US. It now seems to have been adopted worldwide and, whilst there are some amazing bargains to be had, ask yourself, do I really need that?

Personally, we prefer Buy Nothing day.

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 environment.

As they say, ‘the most sustainable product is the one you don’t buy’.

 

26th November

National Tree Week

Today marks the start of the winter tree planting season.

It’s also a great time to try growing your own tress by potting up seeds found on your local walks. Just make sure you plant native species.

 

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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