K-12 TLC Teacher's Calendar: November
November 2011
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November Is...
  Aviation History Month
Child Safety & Protection Month
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
I Am So Thankful Month
Jaw Joints - Temporomandibular Joint Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month Presidential Proclamation: 2003
National American Indian Heritage Month Presidential Proclamation
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Hospice Month Presidential Proclamation: 2003
National Novel Writing Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

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Authors National Author's Day Authors
(Observed annually on November 1)

Christians: All Saints Day Religion Halloween Catholic Encyclopedia
(November 1 following Halloween)
Algeria: Revolution Day Algeria France U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates 11/01/1954 revolt against French rule)
Antigua & Barbuda: Independence Day Antigua & Barbuda Great Britain AntiguaNice
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain 11/1/1981)

U.S. Virgin Islands: David Hamilton Jackson Day/Liberty Day U.S. Virgin Islands VINow
(Observed annually on this date to honor David Hamilton Jackson who published the first newspaper in the Virgin Islands)

Victoria, Australia: Melbourne Cup Day Australia Horse Racing Official Website
(First Tuesday in November since 1867: world's only public holiday in honor of a horse race)

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Catholicism: All Souls Day Catholicism Halloween Catholic Encyclopedia
(Annual remembrance of dead ancestors - observed November 3 if November 2 is a Sunday)
Israel: Balfour Declaration Day Balfour Declaration Great Britain World War I Hagshama
(Commemorates the Balfour Declaration promising Palestine as a Jewish national home: 11/02/1917)

North Dakota, South Dakota: Admission Day North Dakota South Dakota Library of Congress
( Commemorates the admission of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th & 40th states in the Union: 11/02/1889)

First Quarter Moon

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Foods & Nutrition Sandwich Day Foods & Nutrition
(Commemorates the birth date of John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich: 11/03/1718)
Dominica: Independence Day Dominica
(Celebration of independence from Great Britain: 11/3/1978)
Japan: Bunka No Hi (Culture Day)  Japan Japanlink
(Observed annually on this date to promote the love of freedom, peace and culture)
Liberia: Thanksgiving Day Liberia
(Observed the first Thursday in November)
Panamá: Independence Day Panamá Colombia U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of independence from Colombia: 11/03/1903)

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Dominica: Community Service Day Dominica
(Observed annually on this date)
Russia: Unity Day Russia Radio Free Europe
(Commemorates the liberation of Moscow from Polish-Lithuanian occupation: 11/04/1612)
Tonga: Constitution Day Tonga
(Observance of constitution accepted 11/04/1875)
Oklahoma: Will Rogers Day Will Rogers American Entertainers State of Oklahoma
(Observance of the birth date of Will Rogers: 11/4/1879)

Western Samoa: Arbor Day Western Samoa Arbor Day
(Observed annually on the first Friday in November)

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El Salvador: First Call for Independence Day El Salvador Spain Embassy of El Salvador in Washington, D.C.
(In commemoration of first battle for independence from Spain led by Padre Jose Matias Delgado: 11/05/1811)
Great Britain: Guy Fawkes Day Guy Fawkes
(Commemoration of Guy Fawkes' failed attempt to blow up the British Parliament: 11/05/1605)
Panamá: Colon's Day Panamá Colombia CZBrats
(Commemorates evacuation of Colombian troops and abandoning efforts to control Colon, Panamá: 11/05/1903)

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Italy: World War I Victory Anniversary Day Italy World War I WhichDay.com
(Observed the first Sunday of November to commemorate the November 14, 1917 restoration of Italy's freedom in World War I)

This Week Is...
Perioperative Nurse Week (Second week of November)
World Kindness Week (Second week of November)
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MON
Eid ul Adha
Law & Legal Resources Notary Public Day Law & Legal Resources
(Observed annually on November 7)

Belarus: Revolution Day Belarus Russia U.S. Department of State
(Observance of the Russian Revolution: 11/07/1917)
Sweden: Teachers' Day  Sweden Teacher Appreciation
(Observed annually on this date)
Tunisia: New Era Day Tunisia U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of Ben Ali presidency since 11/07/1987)

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Eid ul Adha
Montana: Statehood Day Montana Presdident Benjamin Harrison Montana for Kids
(Commemorates Montana's Admission as the 41st State in the Union: 11/08/1889)

United States: Election Day The United States U.S. Congress Politics & Elections
(First Tuesday after the first Monday in November)

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Human Rights/Civil Right World Freedom Day Human Rights/Civil Right
Presidential Proclamation
(Observed annually by presidential proclamation to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall: 11/9/1989)

Cambodia: Independence Day Cambodia U.S. Department of State Asia Tour
(Commemoration of independence from France: 11/9/1953)

Nepal: Sambidhan Diwas (Constitution Day) Nepal
(Observance of the promulgation of the new Democratic Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal: 11/9/1990)

Pakistan: Iqbal Day Pakistani Authors & Illustrators Poetry
(Commemorates the birth date of Allama Iqbal, the National Poet of Pakistan: 11/9/1877)

Tunisia: Tree Festival Day Tunisia Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on this date)

10

THU
The Hunter's Moon Star Gazer
(First full moon following the Harvest Moon)
Panamá: The Uprising of Los Santos Panamá Spain U.S. Department of State The Panamá News
(Commemorates the town of Los Santos' first declaration for Panamian independence from Spain: 11/10/1821)
United States: Birthday of the United States Marine Corps United States United States Marine Corps
(Observance of the creation of the U.S. Marine Corps: 11/10/1775)

Full Moon

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Veterans' Day
Catholicism: Feast Day of St. Martin Catholicism Catholic Encyclopedia
(Remembrance of the patron saint of France and beggars)
Bhutan: Birthday of HM King Jigme Singye Wangchuck Bhutan The International Who's Who
(Commemoration of king's birth date: 11/11/1955)

Maldives: Republic Days Maldives InnerMaldives
(Celebration of the creation of the second Maldives Republic 11/11/1968)

St. Martin/St. Maarten Day: St. Martin The Netherlands Christopher Columbus
(Commemoration of the discovery of St Martin/St. Marteen by Columbus 11/11/1493)

Western European Countries & Possessions: Remembrance Day/Armistice Day Canada European History World War I BBC
(Remembrance of those who serve and who have served in the military)

Washington: Admission Day Washington State University of Washington School of Law Washington State State Legislature
(Commemoration of the admission of the State of Washington to the Union: 11/11/1889)

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Azerbaijan: Constitution Day Azerbaijan U.S. Department of State Azerbaijan Human Rights Foundation
(Commemorates the adoption of the Azerbaijan constitution 11/12/1995)

London, England: Lord Mayor's Day London Official Website
(Observed November 9, 1751-1959: Now observed the second Saturday of November)

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The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation World Kindness Movement The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
(Observed annually on this date since 1998)

Estonia: Father's Day Estonia Eupedia
(Observed the second Sunday of November)

Finland: Father's Day Finland Finnguid
(Observed the second Sunday of November)

This Week Is...
American Education Week (The week prior to Thanksgiving)
European Space Weather Week (The third week of November)
National Geography Awareness Week (The third week of November)
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MON
United Nations World Diabetes Day United Nations
(Observed on this date in honor of Canadian scientist Frederick Banting, diabetes research pioneer: born 11/14/1891)

Islam: Eid-ul-Ghadir-ul-Khom `Islam Iranian Embassy Ismaili Web
(Celebration of the Prophet Muhammad's last instructions to the believers: Dhu I-Hiija 18, 632 AC)
British Commonwealth: Prince of Wales' Birthday Great Britain Prince of Wales
(Commemoration of Prince Charles' birthday: 11/14/1948)
Colombia: Cartagena Independence Day Colombia Spain U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Cartegena's declaration of independence: 11/11/1811 (if 11/11 is not a Monday, observed the following Monday))

Guinea-Bissau: Movement of Readjustment Day Guinea-Bissau
(Commemoration of 11/14/1980 coup d'état)

India: Children's Day India Child Advocacy ILoveIndia
(Celebration of Jawaharala Nehru's birthday: 11/14/1889)

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America Recycles Day, Incorporated America Recycles Day, Incorporated America Recycles Day, Incorporated
America Recycles Day
Presidential Proclamation
(Observed annually on this date)

National Philanthropy Day
(Observed on this date annually since 1986)
Presidential Proclamation

Belgium: King's Day Belgium Catholicism
(Celebration of the feast day of St. Leopold, patron saint of Belgium's first King, Leopold I)
Brazil: Proclamation of the Republic Day Brazil U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of the establishment of the republic 11/15/1889)
Ivory Coast: National Peace Day Ivory Coast TravelAfrica.com

(Observed annually on this date)

16

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United NationsInternational Day of Tolerance United Nations
International Day of Tolerance
(Observed annually on this date)

National Council for Education Support Professionals Education Support Personnel Day National Council for Education Support Professionals
(Observed annually the Wednesday of American Education Week)

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Awareness Day
(Oberserved annually on the second or third Wednesday in November)

Estonia: Day of Declaration of Sovereignty Estonia Soviet Union Estonian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
(Commemorates Estonia's declaration of sovereignty from the Soviet Union: 11/16/1988)

Oklahoma: Admission Day Oklahoma Library of Congress State of Oklahoma
(Commemorates Oklahoma's admission as the 46th state: 11/16/1907)

17

THU
Prematurity Awareness Day

Foods & Nutrition Homemade Bread Day Foods & Nutrition
(Observed annually on this date)


Azerbaijan: Day of Renaissance Azerbaijan Soviet Union Trees U.S. Department of State Azerbaijan International
(Commemorates the beginning of the Topkhana demonstrations: 11/17/1988)
Czech Republic, Slovakia: Struggle for Freedom Day Czech Republic Slovakia NAZI Germany Soviet Union U.S. Department of State Radio Prague
(Commemorates student freedom demonstrations on this date in 1939 and 1989)
Marshall Islands: President's Day Marshall Islands Embassy of the Marshall Islands, Washington, D.C.
(Observed annually on this date)
Marshall Islands: Kamolol Day (Thanksgiving Day) Marshall Islands Embassy of the Marshall Islands, Washington, D.C.
(Observed the third Thursday of November)
Turkmenistan: Student Youth Day Turkmenistan Education Child Advocacy Turkmenistan Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Observed annually on this date)

United States: Great American Smokeout The Great American Smokeout Drug Abuse American Cancer Society QuitSmoking.com
(Observed annually the third Thursday of November)

18

FRI
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Day Walt Disney
(Observed to commemorate the debut of Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie" at the Colony Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1928)


Haiti: Vertičres Day Haiti U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of victory for independence at Battle of Vertičres: 11/18/1803)
Latvia: Independence Day Latvia Germany Russia U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of declaration of independence: 11/18/1918)
Morocco: Feast of Independence Morocco France U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of declaration of independence from France: 11/18/1955)

Last Quarter Moon

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National Adoption Day
(Observed annually on or near the Saturday before Thanksgiving)

Belize: Garifuna Day/Settlement Day Belize U.S. Department of State San Pedro Sun
(Annual November 19 celebration of the first Garinagu people to arrive in Belize)
Monaco: Prince Rainier Day/National Day Monaco
(Celebration of Prince Ranier's coronation 11/19/1949)
Puerto Rico: Discovery Day Puerto Rico Christopher Columbus
(Celebration of discovery by Columbus 11/19/1493)

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SUN
United Nations Universal Children's Day United Nations
(Observed annually on this date)


Mexico: Revolution Day Mexico U.S. Department of State Inside Mexico
(Commemoration of start of the revolution to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz: 11/20/1910)
(Observed the third Thursday in November: since 1977)

Vietnam: Teachers' Day Vietnam Education Answers.com
(Observed annually on this date since 1958 in remembrance and gratitude for teachers throughout Vietnam)

This Week Is...
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week (The fourth week of November)
National Bible Week (The week of Thanksgiving)
National Family Week (The week of Thanksgiving)
National Farm-City Week (7 days in November ending with Thanksgiving) Presidential Proclamation
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United Nations World Television Day United Nations
(Observed annually to reinforce the goal of the first World Television Forum (11/21-22,1996) to fully inform the people of the world )


World Hello Day World Languages World Hello Day Website
(Observed annually on November 21 since 1973)

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Crime Stop the Violence Day Assassination of President Kennedy
(Observed annually on the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy: 11/22/1963)

Lebanon: Independence Day Lebanon France U.S. Department of State Lebanon Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Commemoration of independence from France 11/22/1943)
St. Lucia: Feast of St. Cecilia St. Lucia Catholic Saints Music Catholic Encyclopedia

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WED
Georgia Giorgoba (St George's Day: Orthodox Calendar)  Georgia Religion U.S. Department of State
(Orthodox Christian holiday observed annually on November 23 to celebrate the patron saint of Georgia)

Japan: Kinro Kansha no Hi/Niinamesai (Labor Thanksgiving Day/Harvest Festival)  Kinro Kansha no Hi Labor and Labor Day Farming and Agriculture U.S. Department of State
(Day of thanksgiving for labor and harvest, observed annually on November 23 since 1948 - date of ancient Harvest Festival)

Maryland: Repudiation Day Frederick County Repudiates Stamp Act The Stamp Act Maryland State Archives
(Commemorates Frederick County's repudiation of the Stamp Act: 11/23/1765)

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THU
Thanksgiving Day

25

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United Nations International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women Women
International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
(Observed per 11/25/1999 resolution of the United Nations General Assembly)

Catholicism: St. Catherine's Day Religion Catholic Saints New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
(Catholic feast day of St. Catherine of Alexandria)


Suriname: National Day Suriname The Netherlands U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate the 1975 independence from the Netherlands)

Western Samoa: Arbor Day Western Samoa Arbor Day Arbor Day Foundation
(Observed annually on the last Friday of November)

New Moon

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Mongolia: Constitution Day Mongolia U.S. Department of State The Canadian Parliament
(Celebration of the 11/26/1924 formation of the Mongolian Peoples Republic)

Ukraine: Famine Victims Memorial Day Ukraine Death Manitoba
(Observed annually the fourth Saturday of November in remembrance of the victims of the 1932-3 famine-genocide)

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Islamic New Year
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Albania: Independence Day Albania U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Albania's Vlorë Proclamation of independence: 11/28/1912)

Bahá'í Faith: Ascension of Abdu'l-Bahá Iranian Political and Social Leaders Bahá'í Faith Multicultural Calendar
(Commemorates the death of Abdu'l-Bahá, eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh and successor to him as leader of the Bahá'í Faith): 11/28/1921)

Chad: Proclamation of the Republic Chad France Canadian Immigration
(Commemorates Chad becoming an autonomous republic within French community : 11/28/1958)

Mauritania: National Day Mauritania France U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Mauritania's independence from France: 11/28/1960)

Panamá: Independence Day from Spain Panamá Spain U.S. Department of State Panamá Tours
(Commemorates Panamá's independence from Spain: 11/28/1821 [observed on Monday if 28th falls on a weekend])

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United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations
(Observed annually on this date)

Albania: Liberation Day from Spain Albania Nazi Germany World War II U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the withdrawal of Nazi troops from Albania: 11/29/1944)

Germany, Poland: St. Andrew's Eve Germany Poland St. Andrew Catholic Forum
(Eve of St. Andrew's Feast Day. Young women are to look for clues to the identity of their future husbands)

Liberia: William V.S. Tubman Day William V.S. Tubman
(Commemorates the birth date of former Liberian president, William V.S. Tubman: 11/29/1895)

Vanuatu: Unity Day Vanuatu New Zealand Embassy, Vanuatu
(Observed annually on this date)

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The Internet Computers Computers The Internet
(Observed annually on this date since 1988)


Barbados: Independence Day Barbados Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 11/30/1966)
Republic of the Philippines: Bonifacio Day The Philippines U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates the birth of Philippine revolutionary leader, Andres Bonifacio: 11/30/1863)
Scotland: St. Andrew's Day Scotland St. Andrew Scotsman.com
(Commemorates the feast day of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland)
Turkmenistan: Harvest Holiday/Bread Day Turkmenistan Farming & Agriculture Foods & Nutrition Turkmenistan Embassy, Washington, D.C.
(Observed annually on this date)

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