Fear not November’s challenge bold—
We’ve books and friends,
And hearths that never can grow cold:
These make amends!
~Alexander L. Fraser (1870–1954), “November,” c.1918


October is the month for painted leaves…. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight. ~Henry David Thoreau, “Autumnal Tints”


I didn’t even know that any of these days existed…

November seems like a boring month. Well, there is Thanksgiving, but there’s not much else… until now.

November shall no longer be that boring month that drags on and on until we get some stuffing and turkey. November is actually a month filled with holidays that are fun, entertaining, and weird.

Be sure to take a gander at the list “Bizarre November Holidays” and then enjoy days like Chaos Never Dies Day, Waiting For The Barbarians Day, or Absurdity Day. Good times!

Bizarre November Holidays –*
November 1 is Plan Your Epitaph Day
November 2 is National Deviled Egg Day
November 3 is Sandwich Day and Housewife’s Day
November 4 is Waiting For The Barbarians Day
November 5 is Gunpowder Day
November 6 is Saxophone Day and Marooned Without A Compass Day
November 7 is National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
November 8 is Dunce Day
November 9 is Chaos Never Dies Day
November 10 is Forget-Me-Not Day
November 11 is Air Day
November 12 is National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day
November 13 is National Indian Pudding Day
November 14 is Operation Room Nurse Day
November 15 is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
November 16 is Button Day
November 17 is Take A Hike Day
November 18 is Occult Day
November 19 is Have A Bad Day Day
November 20 is Absurdity Day
November 21 is World Hello Day and False Confessions Day
November 22 is Start Your Own Country Day
November 23 is National Cashew Day
November 24 is Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day
November 25 is National Parfait Day
November 26 is Shopping Reminder Day
November 27 is Pins And Needles Day
November 28 is Make Your Own Head Day
November 29 is Square Dance Day
November 30 is Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day