Fun Things to Celebrate In November (That Aren’t Thanksgiving)

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The beginning of a new decade is winding down. With two months left, Home Telecom wants to celebrate the obvious holidays, such as Thanksgiving, combined with more unusual holidays to spice up this eleventh month of 2020. We’ve compiled a list of unique and entertaining holidays to celebrate this November.

  • Day of the Dead (October 31 to November 2) - Known as All Souls’ Day, this Mexican holiday is rapidly gaining popularity in the US. It signifies through prayer and remembrance of family and friends who have died. Celebrating and laughing at death, people often wear or draw skulls. Sugar or clay skulls are decorated and then placed as an offering on loved ones’ graves. As this day is a family celebration to mourn the loss of loved ones, it usually involves a large feast. Check out the five best Day of the Dead dishes here.

  • National Calzone Day (November 1) - We couldn’t think of a more delicious holiday to celebrate than an Italian oven-baked folded pizza! This home-style dish originated in Naples in the 18th century and usually features an assortment of ricotta, mozzarella, salami and parmesan. Looking for an easy calzone recipe? Check out Food Network.

  • Daylight Savings Day (November 3) - While we know this isn’t a holiday, we feel like rejoicing because we can all sleep in an extra hour when we roll back our clocks.

  • National Sandwich Day (November 3) - There’s no better way to celebrate an extra hour of sleep than with a sandwich. If you’re like us and can’t decide on a type of sandwich, check our Saveur’s 50 best sandwiches, featuring mouth-watering global cuisines.

  • National Candy Day (November 4) - While you probably already had your fill of Halloween candy days before, sometimes it’s best to finish off those dwindling sugary bites, and there’s no better reason than National Candy Day.

  • National Hot Sauce Day (November 5) - Kick your meal up a notch with this spicy holiday! Whether you add hot sauce to all your meals or use it as an occasional condiment, we’ve rounded up the top best hot sauces to try here.

  • National Nachos Day (November 6) - There’s no better excuse for diving into a plate full of cheesy nachos than today! Whether you’re making loaded nachos or a simple variety, we encourage you to whip up a delicious platter of family-style nachos for dinner tonight.

  • STEM/STEAM Day (November 8) - With more kids being homeschooled and learning through remote education than ever before due to COVID-19, we encourage parents and children to explore some fun-filled STEM activities.

  • National Vanilla Cupcake Day (November 10) - Who said that vanilla cupcakes were boring? We’re positive this recipe will wow you and tickle even the most finicky of taste buds. Whip up a batch of cupcakes with your kids today, and remember to lick the spoon on this perfect vanilla buttercream.

  • National Sundae Day (November 11) - If you didn’t get your fill of sweets from vanilla cupcake day because ice cream is more to your sweet tooth’s liking, run out and celebrate National Sundae Day. Whether you’re stopping in at Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream or whipping up hot fudge, vanilla ice cream, peanuts and whipped topping at home, we guarantee that you’ll enjoy this delightful holiday.

  • National Pickle Day (November 14) - For those of you that can’t get enough of this vinegar infused cucumber treat, they made a national holiday just for you. Fortunately, we found the best pickles money can buy so you can stock up in time for this taste-bud tingling holiday.

  • National Hiking Day (November 17) - This environmental-driven holiday celebrates getting outdoors and hiking, whether you’re going solo, with Fido or with all your kids in tow. Check out this hiking guide for the best hiking trails in Charleston.

  • Universal Children's Day ((November 20) - Established in 1954 by the United Nations, this international holiday promotes awareness and togetherness among children to improve welfare for all children.

  • National French Toast Day (November 28) - Everyone is still at home and stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers, so why not make the most of it with Thanksgiving Leftovers French Toast Breakfast Sandwich and celebrate this tasty holiday!