There’s more to November than scarves and pumpkin-spice lattes β€” although we love them too! Here are some of the most significant cultural dates for your month's HR, People, Culture or Learning and Development calendar.

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πŸ“… Men’s Health Awareness Month, including Movember

πŸ‘‰ November is all about Men’s Health Awareness Month, including Movember. The main aim is to shed light on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health issues, and suicide prevention.

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πŸ“… Diwali

πŸ‘‰ With the main event on Sunday, November 12, Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, with variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance".

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πŸ“… World Kindness Day

πŸ‘‰ Taking place in both the UK and worldwide, World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13. It is a day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms β€” it’s time to be kind!

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πŸ“… Transgender Awareness Week 2023

πŸ‘‰ Taking place November 13 – 19, Trans Awareness Week helps raise the visibility of transgender people. It’s a chance for us all to learn how to be better LGBTQ+ allies and gain knowledge of the issues.

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πŸ“… Anti Bullying Week 2023

πŸ‘‰ Taking place November 13β€”Friday 17, Anti-Bullying Week aims to raise about bullying β€” whether in the streets, at home, at school or in the workplace. This year’s theme is: Make A Noise About Bullying.

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πŸ“… Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

πŸ‘‰ A global event celebrated on November 19, this day recognises the role female entrepreneurs play in business and their community.

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πŸ“… Thanksgiving Day

πŸ‘‰ A national holiday in the US, Thanksgiving takes place this year on November 23. Of course, don’t forget the associated other days β€” such as Buy Nothing Day and Small Business Saturday.

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πŸ“… National Tree Week 2023

πŸ‘‰ Get ready to hug a tree because National Tree Week is kicking off this year between November 25 – December 3. It's the perfect moment to talk about sustainability.

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