Planning your social media content for the next week/month/year is not easy. What should you post and when? How do you make sure you don’t become irrelevant and repetitive? The answer: know your social media holidays. This is the list of Social Media Holidays in November 2021.

Knowing the biggest social media holidays on a given day/week/month makes planning your social media content a lot easier. It also makes a lot of sense for several reasons. First of all, observing a social media holiday makes you something of an influencer – those who weren’t aware of the holiday will consider you more professional for being aware of the holiday. Secondly, these are perfect for creating a dialogue with your audience and create engagement. Thirdly, you might learn something new about your audience, which can actually be both interesting and useful when you develop your marketing strategy. Lastly, observing relevant social media holidays makes you interesting and relevant – it’s a way for you to brand yourself.

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This unique list contains more than 100 important social media holidays celebrated in November 2021. You will probably want to come back to this article several times, so make sure you bookmark it. The list comprises all social media holidays the hashtags of which have been used over 1000 times on Instagram. In other words, you can be sure that the holidays mentioned are big enough for you to observe. Some, however, are obviously more widely celebrated than others.

Should you observe each of these social media holidays? No. Should you observe one every day? No. Should you observe one every week? Yes. Between 1 and 3 social media holidays per week should be the sweet spot for most businesses.

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Social Media Holidays: November 2021

Here’s a short summary of the most notable social media holidays in early November (November 1 – November 8). Coming one day after Halloween, November starts out with All Saints’ Day on November 1. On the same day, World Vegan Day is observed. On November 4 you have the best excuse ever for enjoying your favorite candies: that’s right, it’s National Candy Day! If you are in the UK you shouldn’t forget about Guy Fawkes Night, a.k.a. Bonfire Night on November 5. Also worth observing on November 5 is National Redhead Day. Finally, on November 8 it’s National Cappuccino Day, meaning that you can share your love for Italian coffee with the world 🙂

November 1

  • All Saints’ Day #AllSaintsDay
  • National Authors’ Day (US) #NationalAuthorsDay
  • National Family Literacy Day (US)
  • National Vinegar Day (US) #nationalvinegarday
  • World Vegan Day #WorldVeganDay

November 2

  • Day of the Dead a.k.a. Dia de los Muertos (Mexico) #DayoftheDead #diadelosmuertos
  • National Deviled Egg Day (US)

November 3

  • National Sandwich Day (US) #NationalSandwichDay
  • World Jellyfish Day #worldjellyfishday

November 4

  • International Stout Day #StoutDay- first Thursday in November
  • National Candy Day (US) #NationalCandyDay
  • National Chicken Lady Day (US)

November 5

  • Fountain Pen Day #FountainPenDay – first Friday in November
  • Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night (UK) #BonfireNight #guyfawkesnight
  • National Redhead Day (US)
  • Love Your Lawyer Day #LoveYourLawyerDay – first Friday in November

November 6

  • National Bison Day #NationalBisonDay – first Saturday of November
  • National Nachos Day (US) #NationalNachosDay
  • Saxophone Day (US) #SaxophoneDay

November 7

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends (US) #DaylightSavings
  • International Hug A Bear Day #HugABearDay

November 8

  • National Cappuccino Day #CappuccinoDay #NationalCappucinoDay
  • National Harvey Wallbanger Day (US)
  • National Parents as Teachers Day (US)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) Day #STEMDay #STEMSTEAMDay
  • Tongue Twister Day #TongueTwisterDay

Between November 9 and November 15 there are a number of holidays to observe – some simply fun (National Vanilla Cupcake Day) and others more solemn (Veterans Day). On Singles’ Day, the biggest shopping day worldwide, you can make some great bargains.

My advice to businesses: don’t forget about World Kindness Day on November 13. Share a story of kindess and/or let your audience share their stories.

November 9

  • World Freedom Day (US) #FreedomDay
  • National Scrapple Day (US)

November 10

  • Marine Corps Birthday (US) #MarineCorpsBirthday
  • National Forget-Me-Not Day (US)
  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day (US) #NationalVanillaCupcakeDay

November 11

  • Armistice Day (France) #armisticeday
  • International Tempranillo Day
  • National Sundae Day (US) #NationalSundaeDay
  • Origami Day #OrigamiDay
  • Pocky Day a.k.a. Pocky & Pretz Day and Pretz Day #PockyDay
  • Remembrance Day #RemembranceDay
  • Singles’ Day #SinglesDay
  • Veterans Day (US) #VeteransDay

November 12

  • Happy Hour Day #HappyHourDay

November 13

  • National Indian Pudding Day (US)
  • World Kindness Day #WKD #WorldKindnessDay

November 14

  • National Pickle Day (US) #PickleDay #NationalPickleDay
  • National Spicy Guacamole Day (US)
  • World Diabetes Day  #WDD #WorldDiabetesDay #WorldDiabetesDay2020

November 15

  • America Recycles Day a.k.a. National Recycling Day (US) #BeRecycled #AmericaRecyclesDay
  • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day (US)
  • National Philanthropy Day (US) #Philanthropy Day

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November 16

  • National Button Day (US) #NationalButtonDay
  • National Fast Food Day (US) #NationalFastFoodDay
  • International Day for Tolerance #ToleranceDay #InternationalDayForTolerance

November 17

  • International Students’ Day #InternationalStudentsDay
  • National Baklava Day (US)
  • National Educational Support Professionals Day (US)6 days after the second Thursday in November 
  • National Homemade Bread Day (US) #HomemadeBreadDay
  • National Take a Hike Day (US)
  • World Prematurity Day #WorldPrematurityDay

November 18

  • Children’s Grief Awareness Day #childgriefday
  • GIS Day (geographic information system) #GISDay
  • Great American Smokeout #GreatAmericanSmokeout – celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November
  • Mickey Mouse Day #MickeyMouseDay
  • National Vichyssoise Day (US)
  • World Philosophy Day celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November

November 19

  • International Men’s Day #InternationalMensDay #MensDay
  • National Camp Day #NationalCampDay
  • World Toilet Day #WorldToiletDay

November 20

  • National Absurdity Day (US)
  • National Peanut Butter Fudge Day (US)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) #TransgenderDayofRemembrance #TransgenderDayofRememberance
  • Universal Children’s Day #UNChildrensDay

November 21

  • National Adoption Day (US)
  • National Stuffing Day (US)
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – third Sunday of November
  • World Hello Day #WorldHelloDay
  • World Television Day #WorldTVDay

November 22

  • National Cranberry Relish Day (US)

November 23

November 24

  • Evolution Day #EvolutionDay
  • National Sardines Day (US)
  • National Tie One On Day (US) – celebrated the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

November 25

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • National Parfait Day (US) #ParfaitDay
  • Shopping Reminder Day (US)
  • Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving – celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November

November 26

  • Black Fridaycelebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Buy Nothing Day #BuyNothingDay – celebrated on the same day as Black Friday
  • Maize Day (US)Day after Thanksgiving
  • National Cake Day (US) #NationalCakeDay
  • National Day of Listening (US)Day after Thanksgiving

November 27

  • Flossing Day (US)
  • Small Business Saturday (US) #ShopSmall #SmallBusinessSaturday #SmallBusinessSaturday2020 – celebrated on the fourth Saturday of November

November 28

  • Adventcelebrated on the fourth Sunday before Christmas
  • International Aura Awareness Day (US)
  • National French Toast Day (US) #FrenchToastDay #NationalFrenchToastDay

November 29

  • Cyber Monday #CyberMonday
  • Electronic Greetings Day (US)

November 30

  • Computer Security Day #ComputerSecurityDay
  • Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday – Tuesday after Thanksgiving
  • National Mason Jar Day #MasonJarDay
  • National Meth Awareness Day (US)
  • St Andrew’s Day

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Awareness Months in November 2021

Finally, November is a month during which a number of causes are being championed. The ones in the list below are the ones you should know about. At the very least, don’t miss #Movember!

Fun and General Observances

  • No Shave November #Noshavenovember
  • Movember #Movember
  • Peanut Butter Month #PeanutButterLoversMonth
  • Manatee Awareness Month #ManateeAwarenessMonth
  • Native American Heritage Month #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
  • World Vegan Month #VeganMonth
  • Adoption Month #AdoptionMonth
  • National Novel Writing Month #NovelWritingMonth #NationalNovelWritingMonth

Health-Related Observances

  • National Diabetes Month #NationalDiabetesMonth
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month #EpilepsyAwarenessMonth
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month #LungCancerAwareness
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness #PancreaticCancerAwareness
  • Prematurity Awareness Month #PrematurityAwarenessMonth #PrematurityAwareness
  • National Healthy Skin Month #NationalHealthySkinMonth

I hope you liked our complete list of social media holidays to observe in November. Which holidays will you observe? Leave us a comment 🙂