Events

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day

1st November

This special day is an opportunity for believers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history.

All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day

2nd November

All Souls' Day is an opportunity for Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholic churches to commemorate the faithful departed.

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

5th November

The Gunpowder Plot took place in November 1605, when some Catholics plotted to blow up King James I and the English Parliament.

Election Day in the USA

Election Day in the USA

8th November

Election Day is the day set by law for public elections in the USA. It is usually the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The next presidential election will be in 2020.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

11th November

Remembrance is the time when people wear a poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. The Armistice, signalling the end of World War One, was signed on 11th November 1918.

St. Martin's Day

St. Martin's Day

11th November

The feast day of Martin of Tours, also known as Martinstag or Martinmas. It is celebrated in many parts of Europe.

Interfaith Week

Interfaith Week

12th November to 19th November

Interfaith Week aims to build good relationships between people of different faiths and beliefs.

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

13th November

Encourage everyone to be kind to each other on World Kindness Day!

Anti Bullying Week

Anti Bullying Week

13th November to 17th November

Anti Bullying Week aims to equip children and young people to recognise and challenge bullying behaviour.

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need

17th November

BBC Children in Need raises money for children in need all over the UK. Pudsey Bear is their much-loved mascot. 

International Men's Day

International Men's Day

19th November

A day to focus on men's and boys' health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

20th November to 26th November

Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year. Visit the official site here.

World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day

21st November

World Fisheries Day highlights the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water.

World Television Day

World Television Day

21st November

World Television Day recognises the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace, security and other important issues.

Beep Beep Day

Beep Beep Day

22nd November

Every year thousands of tots and infants age 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their nursery, playgroup, childminder or infant school, to help save little lives. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

23rd November

On the fourth Thursday in November, many people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. This commemorates the first Thanksgiving Feast in 1621.

St. Andrew's Day

St. Andrew's Day

30th November

On November 30th the world celebrates St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national day. There are parties galore in Scotland and events around the world.