Sunday 1
MAH Community Altars & Ribbons at Evergreen Cemetery 12-3:30pm Stroll through Evergreen Cemetery in a self-guided walking tour of community ofrendas (altars) and view of a community-sourced ribbon installation Recordando Recuerdos. MAH staff members will be on-site to maintain a safe viewing experience. Masks and social distancing are required.
Daylight Saving Day
National Author’s Day
National Calzone Day
National Cook For Your Pets Day

Monday 2
Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration
Community Ofrenda at the MAH Nov. 2- 7 Take a moment to pause with a community altar (ofrenda). The ofrenda welcomes your stories of loved ones who have passed. Altars are built to honor the dead, welcome them to the living world, and celebrate with the offerings placed on the altar. Stop by the MAH to view the ofrenda and hold space for reflection.
National Bison Day
National Deviled Egg Day

Tuesday 3
General Election Day
National Homemaker Day

Wednesday4
National Chicken Lady Day National Chicken Lady Day is named in honor of Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree, a businesswoman and motivational speaker. Dupree’s inspiring story and successful business acumen led to a meeting with President George W. Bush. National Chicken Lady Day is meant to honor Dupree’s efforts to raise educational standards in her community.
National Candy Day

Thursday 5
Ensamble Musical de Senderos musical performance Bring the beautiful music of Día de Muertos to your home thanks to Ensamble Musical de Senderos in a pre-recorded musical performance filmed at Evergreen Cemetery. The video will be posted here on November 5th for you to enjoy and share.santacruzmah.org/blog/dia-2020
American Football Day
International Stout Day
National Hot Sauce Day
National Love Your Red Hair Day

Friday 6
National Nachos Day
National Team Manager Day
Saturday 7
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Sunday 8
STEM/STEAM Day STEM represents science, technology, engineering and maths. “STEAM” represents STEM plus the arts – humanities, language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, design and new media.

Monday 9
Go to an Art Museum Day
National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day

Tuesday 10
National Pupusa Day
National Sundae Day Mr. Sonntag created the dish “after the urgings of patrons to serve something different.” He named it the “sonntag” after himself, and since Sonntag means Sunday in German, the name was translated to Sunday, and later was spelled sundae.

Wednesday 11
Veterans Day
When first celebrated as Armistice Day, the day marked the end of World War I, formally recognized on the “11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month” in 1918. Today we continue to celebrate the day as Veterans Day, still recognizing the original tie with November 11 and honoring those who served.

Thursday 12
National Happy Hour Day

Friday 13
National Hug a Musician Day
World Kindness Day World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and zip codes.

Saturday 14
National Pickle Day
World Diabetes Day

Sunday 15
National Clean Out Your Fridge Day
National Philanthropy Day
National Recycling Day

Monday 16

International Day For Tolerance International Day for Tolerance is observed on 16 November annually to raise awareness about the importance of tolerance in society and to make people understand the negative effects of intolerance in our lives.

 

Tuesday 17
National Baklava Day
National Hiking Day
National Homemade Bread Day

Wednesday 18
Minnie & Mickey Mouse’s Birthday
National Princess Day

Thursday 19
National Camp Day
National Rural Health Day

Friday 20
Future Teachers of America Day Even as children we knew there was great power in being a teacher. Remember playing school and fighting over who was going to lead the group? Celebrate just how great teachers are.
National Pay Back Your Parents Day
Transgender Day of Remembrance A day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.
IMG: Jacobs, Ethan. “Remembering Rita Hester.” EDGE Media Network.
Universal Children’s Day

 

Saturday 21
Great American Smokeout The Great American Smokeout is an annual intervention event on the third Thursday of November by the American Cancer Society. Approximately 40 million American adults still smoke, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the country.
International Survivors of Suicide Day

Sunday 22
Go For A Ride Day Go For A Ride Day encourages you to get out into the world – hop on your bike, into your car, or simply get your walking boots out of storage and go on a trip.

Monday 23
National Adoption Day Did you know that last year alone, 4,000 adoptions were finalized on the Saturday before Thanksgiving? Events are held all over the country to celebrate this holiday — during which communities and courts join efforts to find the right families for children in the foster care system. Let’s celebrate National Adoption Day as thousands of foster children are welcomed into their forever homes!
National Espresso Day

Wednesday 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

Thursday 26
Thanksgiving Celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.
National Day of Mourning
National Family Health History Day
World Lewis Day World Lewis Day, observed November 26, serves to raise awareness about the hundreds of koalas who have passed or have been displaced due to the recent Australian bushfires, and encourages people to donate to charity groups working to help them in anyway they can.

Friday 27
Black Friday

Saturday 28
Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held during the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. Support your local artisans and businesses this holiday season, and all through the year!
National French Toast Day

Sunday 29
National Lemon Cream Pie Day

Monday 30
Cyber Monday

Week Long
Nov 10-16
National Split Pea Soup Week
Nov 11-17
World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Nov 17-23
GERD Awareness Week

Month Long
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Pepper Month
National Scholarship Month
No-Shave November
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month

Religious
Sunday 01
All Saints’ Day
Monday 02
All Souls’ Day
Tuesday 03
Milad un Nabi (Shia)
Wednesday 04
Karwa Chauth
Friday 13
Dhan Teras
Saturday 14
Diwali
Monday 16
Bhai Dooj
Friday 20
Chhath Puja
Sunday 22
Christ the King
Tuesday 24
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib
Sunday 29
Advent – first Sunday
Monday 30
St. Andrew’s Day
Kartik Poornima
Monday 30

Guru Nanak Birthday

 

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