November 1, 2018

National Authors’ Day


The U.S. Department of Commerce recognized the date of November 1st as National Author's Day in 1949. The idea of setting aside a day to celebrate American authors came from Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement (Illinois) Women's Club in 1928.

National Family Literacy Day


National Family Literacy Day, first held in 1994, focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs. The annual event is officially celebrated on November 1, but many events are held throughout the month of November.

National Cook For Your Pets Day


A lot of people these days are concerned about the food they eat and where that food, or ingredients, come from. Most of our food supply today is processed and loaded with fillers, and the same applies our pet food. Animals need to eat a natural diet to be at optimal health, and most of the pet food you can buy has a lot of unnatural things in it. If you cook or make your own pet food at home, you are in control of giving your little companion food that has only the best and essential ingredients that will best serve them.

National Vinegar Day


Vinegar has been used for thousands of years and has a variety of uses from food preparation to household cleaning.

National Deep Fried Clams Day


According to legend, Lawrence Henry "Chubby" Woodman from Essex, Massachusetts deep fried the first breaded versions of clams over 100 years ago. On July 3, 1916, in his small roadside restaurant, now Woodman's of Essex, it is believed Chubby served his customers the first modern-day deep fried clams.

National Brush Day


National Brush Day highlights the importance of brushing one's teeth for two minutes, twice a day, every day of the year. It is celebrated on the day after Halloween, when sweet and sticky treats still linger in many mouths.

World Vegan Day


World Vegan Day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, a UK celebrity who was then President & Chair of The Vegan Society. A vegan is a person who does not consume or use animal products.

Military Family Appreciation Month


Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. All Americans are encouraged to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation.

National Adoption Month


November is National Adoption Month. This year's theme, "Teens Need Families, No Matter What," centers on building an effective response system that will support efforts to achieve lasting permanency for teenagers in foster care. Visit Childwelfare.gov for more information.

National Diabetes Month


National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it's not controlled.

National Native American Heritage Month


National Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native people and to acknowledge the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month


Southern Peanut Growers, representing southeastern peanut farmers, started the celebration as Peanut Butter Lovers Day on November 4, the anniversary of the first patent for peanut butter, applied for by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg on November 4, 1895. It became It grew to a month-long celebration in 1995 when peanut butter celebrated its 100th birthday.

No Shave November


No Shave November, also known as Movember (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache, "mo", and "November") is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November. The goal of No-Shave November is to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate cancer by letting one's hair grow wild and free.

National Men Make Dinner Day


Officially celebrated on the first Thursday of every November, this day is meant to encourage men who never learned to cook to make a meal.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month


"Lung cancer accounts for about 27 percent of all cancer deaths and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined". Join The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) in helping to raise awareness about lung cancer during November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month.