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Important Days in November: November is the 11th month according to the Gregorian Calendar which is usually followed by the world. This is referred to as the holy month of Kartika according to the Hindu Calendar. Many competitive, as well as government exams like SSC, Railways, UPSC, Banking, and other state exams, were seen asking the important days and dates in the exam frequently. In this article, we are highlighting all the national and international important days that fall in the month of November 2021.

Important Days in November 2021

The following table consists of the list of all the national and international important days in November 2021. The candidates who are preparing for the competitive exams must go through this. This will definitely help you in the General Awareness or General Knowledge section.

Date Importance
1st November World Vegan DayAll Saints’ Day

Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)

2nd November All Souls’ Day1st Tuesday in November (falls on 2nd November): Melbourne Cup Day

Parumala Perunnal

4th November Diwali
5th November World Tsunami Awareness Day

Bhupen Hazarika Death

Virat Kohli Birthday

6th November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
7th November Infant Protection Day

World Cancer Awareness Day

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Birthday

8th November L.K Advani’s Birthday
9th November World Services DayIqbal Day

Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration

10th November World Science Day for Peace and Development
11th November Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)National Education Day

World Usability Day (2nd Thursday in November)

12 November World Pneumonia Day
13 November World Kindness Day
14th November Children’s Day in IndiaJawaharlal Nehru birthday

World Diabetes Day

15th November Jharkhand Foundation Day
16th November International Day for Tolerance
17th November International Students DayNational Epilepsy Day

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day or World COPD Day

19th November World Toilet DayInternational Men’s Day
20th November Africa Industrialization DayUniversal children day
21st November World Television DayWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
25th November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26th November Constitution Day of India
29th November International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30th November Saint Andrew’s Day

List of Important Days in November 2021: Significance

1st November – World Vegan Day

Every year 1st November is celebrated as World Vegan Day for the purpose of raising awareness about the benefits of a vegan diet and veganism in general. The first Vegan Day was celebrated on 1st November 2021 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK Vegan Society.

1st November – All Saints’ Day

On 1st November of every year, All Saints, Day is celebrated for the purpose of praising all the saints’. It is considered to be an opportunity for the believers to remember all of the saints and martyrs, known ad unknown, throughout Christian history. All Saints’ Day is known as All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas.

1st November – Rajyotsava Day (Karnataka Formation Day)

Rajyotsava Day which is also known as Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Rajyotsava or Kannada Day or Karnataka Day is celebrated on 1st November every year. On 1st November 1956, all Kannada language-speaking regions of South India were merged to develop the State of Karnataka.

2nd November – All Souls’ Day

2nd November is observed as All Souls’ Day for the purpose of honoring the dead souls. During Roman Catholicism, 2nd November 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 (falls on 2nd November): Melbourne Cup Day

The first Tuesday of November (2nd November of this year) is observed as Melbourne Cup Day. This day is also known for one of the most famous horse races in different parts of the globe.

2nd November -Parumala Perunnal

This festival is celebrated in Kerala and this is also one of the most famous celebrations which are held in the evergreen state of India. The celebration starts on 2nd November every year.

4th 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

5th November – World Tsunami Awareness Day

On 5th November, World Tsunami Day is observed and this is to highlight the dangers of tsunami and to focus on the importance of early warning systems to minimize the damage caused due to natural hazards. Traditional Knowledge about Tsunamis is provided by many organizations to make people aware of the situation.

5th November – Bhupen Hazarika Death

Bhupen Hazarika Died on 5th November 2011 in Mumbai. This day is observed to remember a great poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author, and filmmaker. He was born on 8th September 1926.

5th November – Virat Kohli Birthday

Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi. He is the current captain of the Indian National Team. He has already completed 20000 runs in International Cricket along with the help of 68 centuries and also 6 double centuries.

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

On 5th November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared that on 6th November every year the ‘International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict’ will be observed.

7th November – Infant Protection Day

On 7th November every year, Infant Protection day is observed for the purpose of spreading awareness regarding protecting, promoting, and developing infants. There is no doubt that if Infants are protected then they will become the future of this world as they are tomorrow’s citizens. It is important to protect the future of this world.

7th 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. During the year 2014, the National Cancer Awareness Day was established by the former Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to make people aware of the situation.

7th November – Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Birthday

Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman or C.V Raman was born on 7th November 1888 in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. C.V Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the Raman effect, in which light that passes through a material is scattered and the wavelength of the scattered light is changed because it has caused an energy state transition in the material’s molecules.

8th November – L.K Advani’s Birthday

Lal Krishna Advani was born on 8th November 1927 in Karachi, Pakistan. Lal Krishna Advani, an Indian politician who was a founding member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and deputy prime minister of India (2002–04).

9th November – World Services Day

9th November is observed as World Services Day in India to raise awareness among the people where Legal Literacy is lacking. During the year 1995 the Legal Services Authorities Act was enforced and since then on this day people have gets aware of the lack of legal literacy.

9th November – Iqbal Day

Iqbal Day is Celebrated in Pakistan for the purpose of commemorating the contribution of Allama Muhammad Iqbal for the Muslims. He was born on 9th November 1877. Allama Muhammad Iqbal played an important role in Pakistan Movement.

9th November – Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand was established on 9th November 2000. Uttarakhand is well-known as the Land of Gods or “Dev Bhumi”. On 19th November, Uttarakhand Foundation Day was celebrated. During the time of its formation, its name was Uttaranchal and in 2007 the name changed to Uttarakhand formally.

9th November – Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration

Kartarpur Corridor was developed on 9th November 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and also by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan. This day has religious importance from 1552 because on this day the Guru Nanak Dev Ji who is the first Sikh Guru has established Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara

10th November – World Science Day for Peace and Development

Every year 10th November is observed to focus on the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. The main highlight here is the importance of Peace and Development of Scientific works.

11th November – Armistice Day (Remembrance Day)

11th November is observed as Armistice Day as it is also known as Laemistice de la Premiere Guerre Mondiale in France. This day is also observed as the commemoration of the end of World War I. There are some countries that also call this day Remembrance Day. On 11th November 1918, an armistice was also signed between the Allied Forces and Germany at Compiegne in northern France.

11th November – National Education Day

On 11th November, it is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The Minister has also served the first education minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958.

11th November – World Usability Day (2nd Thursday in November)

It is observed that World Usability Day is celebrated every 2nd Thursday in November. This year the World Usability Days falls on 11th November. The day brings different communities together to celebrate how we can make our world easy for all.

12th November – World Pneumonia Day

12th November is observed as World Pneumonia Day which is to raise awareness about Pneumonia and its prevention. This is considered to be the world’s leading infectious disease and the most impacted age group are children below 5 years of age.

13th November – World Kindness Day

On 13th November of every year, World Kindness Day is celebrated. The main focus of this day is to provide every person with an opportunity to reflect and follow the most important and one of unique human principles. This day also helps to promote small acts of kindness and then bring people together.

14th November – Children’s Day

Children’s Day is celebrated in India on 14th November every year. This day is also called Bal Divas. On this day people are made aware of the rights, care, and education of children. This day exists with the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The day aims to acknowledge the efforts of Kalam towards education and students.

14th November – Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of Independent India and he was born on 14th November 1889 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Children’s Day is celebrated in India to remember this auspicious day of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday.

14th November – World Diabetes Day

On every 14th November, World Diabetes Day is observed. The main focus of this day is to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes disease, its prevention, and education on diabetes among people.

15th November – Jharkhand Foundation Day

Jharkhand was established on 15th November 2000. This establishment was done by the Bihar Reorganization Act as the 28th State of India.

16th November – International Day for Tolerance

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

17th November – International Students Day

International Students Day was established on 17th November 1939 by the Nazi troops. 9 students leaders and the bravery displayed by the students during this incident was exceptional on this day.

17th November – National Epilepsy Day

National Epilepsy Day is observed on 17 November. On this, the main focus is to make people aware of the epilepsy disease, its symptoms, and prevention. Epilepsy is considered to be a chronic disorder of the brain which is symbolized by recurrent ‘seizures’ or ‘fits’. It is seen that this can also impact people of any age group and the different person gets different sets of concerns and problems to deal with.

17th November – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day or World COPD Day

17th November is observed as the day of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day or World COPD Day every year. The theme of this year is “Healthy Lungs – Never More Important”.

19th November – World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day is observed on 19th November every year. This day mainly focuses on inspiring people about tackling the issue of the global sanitation crisis and achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. As per UNICEF and WHO, there are around 60% of the global population which is equal to approximately 4.5 billion people either do not have toilets at home or they does not safely manage to dispose of toilets properly.

19th November – International Men’s Day

The main theme for International Men’s Day is to promote better health for men and boys. 19th November is celebrated as International Men’s Day every year and this day highlights the main issues faced by men on a global scale.

20th November – Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day is observed on 20th November every year. This day mainly focuses to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Universal Children’s Day was established on 20th November 1954.

20th November – Africa Industrialization Day

On 20th November every year, Africa Industrialization Day is celebrated to raise worldwide about the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa. It is also observed that the governments and other organizations in various African Countries focus on examining different ways to stimulate the industrialization process of Africa.

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21st November – World Television Day

World Television Day is celebrated on 21st November every year. On this day the daily role of Television is highlighted as it presents different issues that affect people according to the UN. People celebrate this day as the acceptance of the impact and reach of geo-televisual communication on the world scenario.

21st November – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

21st November is observed as World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims every year. This day highlights the number of annual road traffic deaths that have increased. There has been increasing in road traffic injuries and now there are some leading killers of people who are aged between 5 years to 29 years.

25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on 25th November every year. This day was established by UN General Assembly during the year 1993. This day 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.

26th November – Constitution Day of India

Constitution Day of India is also known as Law Day or Samwidhan Divas of India and this is observed on 26th November every year. The Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India on 26th November 1949. This came into effect on 26th January 1950.

29th November – International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People is observed on 29th November every year. During the year 1977, the General Assembly declared this day as International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People with the help of the adoption of resolution 32/40 B. On 29 November 1947, the Assembly adopted resolution 181 (II) on the partition of Palestine.

30th November – Saint Andrew’s Day

On 30th November of every year, Saint Andrew’s Day is celebrated 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. This day is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. This is one of the important dates in the Scottish calendar after Burns Night and Hogmanay, signaling the beginning of Scotland’s Winter Festival each year.

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