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.

Diwali

Diwali

4th November

Diwali is perhaps the most well-known of the Hindu festivals. Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps.

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.

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.

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

13th November

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

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.

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.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

25th November

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

Advent Sunday

Advent Sunday

28th November

Advent is the season before Christmas during which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah

28th November to 6th December

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. It dates back to two centuries before the beginning of Christianity.

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.