Important Days in Month of November

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Important Days in Month of November

1 November World Vegan Day The day is celebrated to spread the benefits of veganism for humans, animals and the natural environment.

The day was first established in 1994 by Louise Wallis. He chairs the vegan society in the United Kingdom. The president of vegan society decided to elect the 1st November as World Vegan Day.

2 November International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists The day was organised by United nations on 2nd November 2013 under A/RES/68/163 resolution.

the date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of the two French journalists in Mali on 2nd November 2013

5  November World Tsunami Awareness Day The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the danger of tsunami.

The day was first officially observed on 5th November 2016 after General assembly announcement in 2015.

6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict  This international day was declared by United Nations General Assembly on 5th November 2001.
7 November National Cancer Awareness Day The day is observed in India on 7th November to spread awareness on cancer, its symptoms and treatment.

According to WHO cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world.

On 7th November 2014 former Union minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced this day as cancer day

8 November International Day of Radiology The day is celebrated to promote the awareness of the value and contribution of radiology in healthcare continuum.

The day also marks the anniversary of X-rays by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

The day was first celebrated in the year 2012.

8 November World Urbanism Day World Urbanism Day also known as World Town Planning Day.

The day is celebrated to recognise and promote the role of planning in creating liveable communities

9 November National Legal Services Day In 9th November is celebrated as National Legal Service Day every year, to commemorate the enactment of the legal services authorities’ Act 1987. The act was enacted on 11th October 1987 and act took effect on 9th November 1995.
10 November World Science Day for Peace and Development The day is celebrated to highlight the importance and role of science in society.
9-14 November International Week of Science and Peace The day is celebrated to encourage people to develop better technology and cultivate peace in their countries.
11 November National Education Day The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of Independent India from 15th August 1947 to 2nd February 1958.

The day was announced by the ministry of Human Resource Development on 11th September 2008 to commemorate the birthday of great personality Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

12 November Public Service Broadcasting Day / Jan Prasaran Day The day only commemorate the first and only visit of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio Delhi.

The day was declared as Public Service Day in 2000 after it was conceptualised by Suhas Borker, Convenor Jan Prasar.

12 November World Pneumonia Day The day is celebrated every year to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment and produce action to combat the disease.

The day was first celebrated in the year 2009 by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.

November World Antimicrobial Awareness Day The day is celebrated every year from 18-24 November 2021 to increase awareness about global antimicrobial resistance and practices among general public, health worker and policymakers to avoid further emergence and spread of drug resistance infection.
14 November World Diabetes Day The day aims to raise awareness around crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.

The day was adopted by General Assembly since 2007 under resolution 61/225.

14 November Children’s Day The day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of India’s First Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The day is also popularly known as Baal Diwas.

The aim of the day is to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of Children.

Jawaharlal Nehru was quite famous among children and was popularly known as Chacha Nehru and he was died in 1964 and it was decided to move the celebration of children’s day to November 14.

16 November International Day for Tolerance The United Nations observes 16 November as International Day for Tolerance every year globally.

In 1994, UNESCO marked the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth paving tha way for the proclamation of the day as the International Day for Tolerance by the United Nations.


16 November National Press Day The day is observed every year to celebrate free and responsible press in India.

The day also commemorates the day when the press council of India stated functioning. In 1956, first press commission was planned to form a press council. The council was established on 4th July 1966 and came into effect on 16th November 1966.

Third Wednesday of November National COPD Day The day is observed on the third Wednesday of November every year to raise awareness about chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease. And improve COPD care throughout the world.

The day is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease in collaboration with health care professionals.

The first day was observed in 2002.

17 November National Epilepsy Day The day is observed by the Epilepsy Foundation in India to create awareness about a chronic disorder of brain characterised by recurrent fits or seizures.

The Epilepsy Foundation of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra was established by Dr. Nirmal Surya in 2009, a non profitable charitable Organisation.

18 November National Naturopathy Day The day is observed to promote positive mental and physical health through a drugless system of medicine called Naturopathy.

The day was declared by AYUSH Government of India on 18th November 2018.

Third Thursday of November World Philosophy Day The underlying objective of the day is to understand the contribution of philosophy in our contemporary societies and the challenges they face and pandemic.

The day was first introduced in 2002 by UNESCO.

In 2005, The UNESCO General Conference proclaimed that the day would be celebrated every third Thursday of November.

November Guru Nanak Jayanti The day is observed every year as the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji the sikh founder.

The day is also known as Prakash Utasav or Guru Purab.

Guru Nanak Dev ji the first of the ten Sikh Gurus who is considered as the one who brought enlightenment to the world.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in 1469in a village named Talwandi currently in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.

19 November World Toilet Day The day is observed as an official United Nations International Day across the world.

The day is observed to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crises.

The day was first observed on 19th November 2012 established by the World Toilet Organisation in 2001 and World Toilet Summit was held on the same day in 2013, twelve years later.

15-21 November National New Born Week The main purpose of the week is to reinforce the importance of newborn health and reduce the infant mortality rate by improving healthcare conditions for babies in neonatal period.

India became the first country to launch the India Newborn Action Plan in 2014.

18-24 November World Antimicrobial Awareness Week The purpose of the day is to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance.
20 November Universal/World Children’s Day The day is celebrated annually to promote international togetherness awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s care and welfare.

In 1959, the United General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the rights of the child.

World Children’s day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s day and celebrated in 1959.

It also dates in 1989 when United Nation General Assembly adopted the convention on the rights of the child.



World Fisheries Day The day is celebrated every year by fishing communities across the world to highlight the importance of healthy ocean ecosystem.

The first World Fisheries Day was celebrated on 21st November 2015.

A forum for the World Fisheries consortium was established around 1997 and was known as WFF (World Fisheries Forum).

21 November World Television Day The day is the remainder of the power of visual media and it influence the world’s social, political, public opinion and life.

On 21st November and 22nd November 1996 the United Nations held the first World Television Forum.

Third Sunday November World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims The purpose of the day is to remember those killed and injured on the roads, together with their families, friends and other relatives.

The day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

The day was started by the British road crash victim’s charity, Road Peace in 1993.

24 November Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhs of Sikhs religion.

The day is celebrated every year as Saheedi Divas of Guru Teg Bahadur across the country.

On 24th November 1675 Guru Teg Bahadur sacrificed his life for sake of people and to protect value, religion, ideals, and principles.

25 November International Day for the Elimination of violence against women The Day was designated by United Nations and is celebrated worldwide every year.

In 1981, activists at Latin America and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros marked 25th as a ay to combat and raise awareness of violence against women.

In 1999, the date revised its official United Nations resolution.

26 November National Milk Day The day is celebrated every year in India.

The day is observed since 2014 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Father of India’s White revolution, Dr Verghese Kurien. He is also nicknamed as Milk Man of India.

The United Nations celebrated the Milk Day on 1st June every year.

26 November Indian Constitution Day/ Samvidhan Diwas The day is observed every year to mark the birth anniversary of the adoption of the constitution of the country.

On 26th November 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into effect from January 26th 1950, marking the new era in the history of India.

27 November National Organ Donation Day The day is observed every year in India since past 10 years. The day aims to spread the awareness and contribution made by deceased donors to healthcare and mankind re-instill our faith in humanity.

The day is organised by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation under the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.

29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a United Nations-organised day held every year on 29th November.

The day is observed to mark the anniversary resolution 181 wherein he assembly adopted the resolution on partition of Palestine on 29th November 1974.

30 November Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare The United Nation recognised the day every year on 30th November.

The first day was recognised in 2005.

The day marks a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare as well as reaffirms the commitment of the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons).