Important Days and Dates in November 2021: National and International

Check out the list of important national and international days and dates in November that will help in the preparation of various competitive examinations.
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Important Days and Dates in November 2021
Important Days and Dates in November 2021

November is the second last or eleventh month of the year and consists of various important days that are celebrated and observed nationally and internationally. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is the full moon month, a month of Kartika that is considered auspicious. Several fairs and religious celebrations took place.

In various competitive examinations, days and dates of national and international importance have been asked frequently. This article will give you a glimpse of important days and dates in November 2021 month.

List of Important Days and Dates in November 2021

1 November – World Vegan Day           

World Vegan Day is celebrated on 1st November to raise awareness about the benefits of a vegan diet and veganism in general. On 1st November 1994, the first Vegan Day was established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society.

1 November - All Saints' Day

On 1 November, All Saints' Day is celebrated to praise all saints'. All Saints' Day is also known as All Hallows' Day or Hallowmas.

Note: Do you know the whole November month is also observed as No-Shave November. The aim of No-Shave November is to raise cancer awareness by not shaving or cutting men's facial hair for the entire month of November.

1 November - Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)

Every year it is celebrated on 1 November and is also known as Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Rajyotsava or Kannada Day or Karnataka Day. 

1 November - Haryana Day

Haryana state was carved out of the former state of East Punjab on a linguistic basis on 1st November 1966. Therefore, every year, Haryana Day is observed on 1st November. 

2 November - All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day is observed on 2nd November annually to honour the dead souls. In Roman Catholicism, this day commemorates all those souls who are faithfully departed and are believed to be in purgatory because they died with the guilt of lesser sins on their souls.

1st Tuesday in November (In 2021, it falls on 2 November): Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day is observed on the first Tuesday in November and is known for one of the most famous horse races in the world. 

2 November - Parumala Perunnal

It is a festival celebrated in Kerala and is one of the most famous celebrations held in the evergreen state of India. It will be celebrated from 2nd November.

4 November - Diwali

This year Diwali will be celebrated on 4 November in India. Diwali is a five-day festival that begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj. The new moon day or Amavasya is the most important day of five days of Diwali festivities and is called Lakshmi Puja, Lakshmi-Ganesh Puja, and Diwali Puja.

5 November - World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed on 5 November to highlight the dangers of tsunami and to focus on the importance of early warning systems to minimise the damage caused due to natural hazards. This day also provides traditional knowledge about tsunamis.

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5 November - Bhupen Hazarika Death

Bhupen Hazarika was a poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author, and filmmaker. He was born on 8 September 1926, Tinsukia district, Assam. He died on 5 November 2011 in Mumbai.

5 November - Virat Kohli Birthday

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. In all the formats of international cricket, he has completed 20,000 runs in international cricket with the help of 68 centuries and 6 double centuries.

6 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

The UN General Assembly on 5 November 2001 declared 6 November as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. 

7 November - Infant Protection Day

Infant Protection Day is observed on 7 November to spread awareness regarding protecting, promoting, and developing infants. No doubt infants are tomorrow’s citizens. Therefore, it is necessary to protect them as they are the future of the world.

7 November - National Cancer Awareness Day

National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on 7 November to spread awareness about cancer and to make it a global health priority. In 2014, National Cancer Awareness Day was started by the announcement of the former Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

7 November - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Birthday

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (C.V Raman) was born on 7 November, 1888 in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. He became the first Indian to receive Nobel Prize in 1930 in Physics. 

8 November - L.K Advani's Birthday

Lal Krishna Advani was born on 8 November 1927 in Karachi, Pakistan. He was a founding member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and deputy Prime Minister of India (2002–04).

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8 November - 12 November- Chhath Puja 2021

It is a four-day-long festival that begins on 8 November and concludes on 12 November, 2021. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God and is mainly celebrated by people from Bihar, Jharkhand, and eastern Uttar Pradesh. The four-day festivals are Nahay Khay, Kharna, Chhath Puja, and Usha Arghya.

9 November - Iqbal Day

Iqbal Day is celebrated in Pakistan to commemorate the contribution of Allama Muhammad Iqbal to the Muslims. He was born on 9 November, 1877 and played an important role in the Pakistan Movement.

9 November – Legal Services Day

Legal Services Day is observed on 9 November in India to raise awareness among the people where Legal Literacy is lacking. On this day, in 1995, the Legal Services Authorities Act was enforced.

9 November - Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand was established on 9 November 2000. This year 19th Uttarakhand Foundation Day was celebrated. When it was formed its name was Uttaranchal and in 2007, it was changed to Uttarakhand formally. It is famous as the Land of Gods or "Dev Bhumi". 

9 November- Kartarpur Corridor inauguration

Kartarpur Corridor was inaugurated on 9 November 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and by Imran Khan in Pakistan. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru established Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in 1552. It has religious importance.

10 November - World Science Day for Peace and Development

It is observed on 10 November to highlight the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

11 November - Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)

Armistice Day is observed on 11 November and is also known as Laemistice de la Premiere Guerre Mondiale in France. This day is observed in the commemoration of the end of World War I. Some countries also call it Remembrance Day. Let us tell you that on 11 November 1918, an armistice was signed between the Allied Forces and Germany at Compiegne in northern France.

11 November - National Education Day

It is observed on 11 November annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of India's first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He served as the first education minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958.

11 November - World Usability Day (Second Thursday in November)

It is observed every second Thursday in November and this year it falls on 11 November. The day brings different communities together to celebrate how we can make our world easy for all.

12 November - World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12 November to raise awareness about Pneumonia and its prevention. It is the world's leading infectious disease due to which children below 5 years are much more affected.

13 November - World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is celebrated on 13 November and this day provides us an opportunity to reflect and follow the most important and one of the unique human principles. This day promotes small acts of kindness and brings people together.

14 November - World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is observed on 14 November to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes disease, its prevention, and education on diabetes. 

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14 November - Children's Day

Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November in India and is also known as Bal Divas. This day increases awareness in people about the rights, care, and education of children. Children are the future of the country. This day commemorates the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

14 November- Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His birthday is also celebrated as Children's Day in India. He was the first Prime Minister of Independent India.

15 November - Jharkhand Foundation Day

Jharkhand was established on 15 November 2000 by the Bihar Reorganisation Act as the 28th State of India. 

16 November - International Day for Tolerance

International Day for Tolerance is observed on 16 November to raise awareness about strengthening tolerance by encouraging mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. The UN General Assembly in 1966 by resolution 51/95 invited the UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November.

17 November - National Epilepsy Day

National Epilepsy Day is observed on 17 November to focus on the epilepsy disease, its symptoms, and prevention. Let us tell you that Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain which is characterised by recurrent 'seizures' or 'fits'. It can affect people of any age and people in different age groups have unique concerns and problems.

17 November - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day or World COPD Day

It is observed on 17 November and this year's theme will be “Healthy Lungs – Never More Important".

19 November - International Men's Day

International Men's Day is celebrated on 19 November. The theme for International Men’s Day 2020 is "Better health for men and boys.” This day highlights the issues faced by men on a global scale.

19 November - World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is observed on 19 November annually to inspire people about tackling the issue of the global sanitation crisis and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. According to WHO and UNICEF around 60% of the global population that is approx 4.5 billion people either have no toilet at home or one that does not safely manage excreta.

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20 November - Universal Children's Day

Universal Children's Day is observed on 20 November annually to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improve children's welfare. It was established in 1954. 

20 November – Africa Industrialisation Day

Africa Industrialisation Day is celebrated on 20 November to raise worldwide about the problems and challenges of industrialisation in Africa. This day also draws attention to the governments and other organisations in several African countries to examine ways to stimulate the industrialisation process of Africa.

21 November - World Television Day

World Television Day is celebrated on 21 November every year. According to the UN, this day highlights the major role that television plays in daily life by presenting different issues that affect people. UN General Assembly on 17 December 1996 proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day.

21 November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The day is observed on 21 November to highlight that the number of annual road traffic deaths has increased. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. 

25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

This day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1993. It defines violence against women as an act of gender-based violence that results in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats, etc.

25 November - Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)

It is observed on the fourth Thursday of November, and this year it is celebrated on November 25. It is a national holiday in the United States.  The day celebrates the annual harvest and other blessings of the past year.

26 November - Constitution Day of India

Law day is also known as Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas. It is observed on 26 November to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. The Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India on 26 November, 1949 and it came into effect on 26 January, 1950.

World Day for International Justice 

26 November- National Milk Day

It is observed on 26 November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s White Revolution.

29 November - International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

The General Assembly in 1977 by the adoption of resolution 32/40 B declared 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. On this day, the Assembly adopted resolution 181 (II) on the partition of Palestine in 1947.

30 November - Saint Andrew's Day

St. Andrew's Day is celebrated on 30 November every year in Scotland and especially in the countries where Saint Andrew is the patron saint like Barbados, Bulgaria, Columbia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Russia, Scotland, and Ukraine.

Important Days and Dates in November 2021

Date

Name of Important Days

1 November

World Vegan Day

1 November

All Saints' Day

1 November

Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)

2 November

All Souls' Day

1st Tuesday in November (In 2021, it falls on 2 November)

Melbourne Cup Day

5 November

World Tsunami Awareness Day

6 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

7 November

Infant Protection Day

7 November

National Cancer Awareness Day

9 November

Iqbal Day

9 November

Legal Services Day

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

11 November

Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)

11 November

National Education Day

11 November

World Usability Day (Second Thursday in November)

12 November

World Pneumonia Day

12 November

Guru Nanak Dev's Birth Anniversary

13 November

World Kindness Day

14 November

World Diabetes Day

14 November

Children's Day

16 November

International Day for Tolerance

17 November

National Epilepsy Day

19 November

International Men's Day

19 November

World Toilet Day

20 November

Universal Children's Day

20 November

Africa Industrialisation Day

21 November

World Television Day

21 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

26 November

Constitution Day of India

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

30 November

Saint Andrew's Day

So, these are the important Days and Dates in November 2021 which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your general knowledge.

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