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DEI holidays to celebrate in November

We’ve curated a list of holidays for November to keep you in the loop on what’s most commonly celebrated at work. Plus download our 2024 DEI calendar.

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Enhance employee engagement with these November DEI holidays and celebrations.

Keeping track of all the holidays your team celebrates can be a bit tricky. But we've got you covered! We've put together a list for November that includes commonly celebrated holidays plus unique DEI-focused celebrations and awareness opportunities. Stay in the loop and make sure everyone feels included within your high-performance culture.

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Month-long DEI celebrations in November

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month reminds us to recognize and celebrate our indigenous people's diverse cultures and contributions. Note: Native American Heritage Day is observed on November 29, 2024.

Movember

Movember turned Men’s Health Awareness Month into an awareness-building annual fundraiser.

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Additional November DEI holidays

November 1

All Saints Day

All Saints Day is a Christian holiday for celebrating all of the church's saints. November 1 is the day Western churches celebrate. In Eastern churches, All Saints Day is celebrated the first Sunday after the Pentecost.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday during which families welcome back and reunite with the souls of their deceased relatives. Coco is a fun family movie that celebrates this holiday.

Stress Awareness Day

Stress Awareness Day is designed to remind us how stress can impact our lives and consider ways to manage stress. (Discover 4 ways to reduce work-related stress.)

November 3

Daylight Savings Time ends

While not every state or locality observes it, many of your employees may still feel the impact of their clocks turning back an hour come Monday morning.

November 9

World Adoption Day

World Adoption Day is dedicated to celebrating the adoption journey and connecting with individuals touched by adoption (adoptee, adoptive parent, sibling of an adoptee, or someone in the waiting period).

November 11

Veterans Day

Veterans Day was first celebrated in 1919 to commemorate Armistice Day, or the end of World War I. In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday, and the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all American veterans of all wars.

November 13

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day promotes the importance of being kind to each other, ourselves and the world.

November 16

International Day for Tolerance

The U.N. declared the International Day for Tolerance in 1996 to remind us to accept, respect and appreciate the diversity in our world – and our workplaces.

November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence. The day encourages individuals to learn about the violence that affects the transgender community.

November 28

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is an annual holiday celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. It’s a time to practice gratitude amongst loved ones.

November 28

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement encouraging people to give and do good.

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