Are you ready to be inspired to create engaging visual content for your social media posts? This article is crammed full of November content ideas and templates which will make planning your monthly content calendar a doddle.
We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you by researching, checking and double-checking unusual holidays and celebration days to make it light work for you to fill your content calendar for November. Keep reading for a full selection of daily, weekly and monthly ideas to get you excited. We’ve even added marketing tips and good hashtags to use.
Have you seen our other content calendar and template posts? There are links to months you might have missed at the end of this post.
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WHAT’S IN OUR NOVEMBER CALENDAR?
What’s in our November Content Calendar:
There are celebrations for every day in November. We’ve suggested two or more holidays ideas for you to convert into content.
- Weird, wonderful and wacky holidays to make it fun. You’ll be amazed by how unique and unusual holiday get people talking.
- A series of week-long holiday celebrations for November.
- A list of month-long holiday celebrations for November.
Whether it’s World Toilet Day, Love Your Red Hair Day or World Vegan day, you’re sorted with our November calendar. And, of course, we’ve included the popular and well-known day of celebrations like Thanksgiving Day and the Melbourne Cup to remind your followers.
TIPS FOR USING OUR NOVEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Here are our top tips and tricks for getting the most out of this November Content Calendar.
Firstly, choose celebrations and holidays that will resonate with your audience. Imagine content from your ideal customers viewpoint. What are they interested in, beside your core topics of conversation that you cover already? Do they like eating out? Do they like exercising? Do they have hobbies? They may have signed up for your business-related content, but it doesn’t mean they don’t want to talk about cats, films or children. Get creative with this using our more unusual and weird holidays. Posting about Cake Day makes you more human and relatable. Everyone likes cake, don’t they?
Secondly, remember that this isn’t a complete list. We have left out tons of celebrations for November. But these are the ones that we’ve cherry-picked to get you started. Please feel free to search for extra holidays to add to the list.
Thirdly, check first. Our team has double-checked all the entries, but we suggest that you check the dates for these holidays in your region and country too. You might discover some new regional holidays when you do. Also note that some holidays will be constant from year to year, while others won’t. For example, a holiday may fall on the 3rd Saturday of the month, so the actual date will change from year to year. So, check first before posting. Please let us know if you spot an error so we can fix it.
We haven’t included all countries and religious holidays. Many of the holidays are American holidays. And because Easil is based in Australia, you will find some with an Ozzie twist. Use this list as the starting block to get your mind racing with ideas. Hint, hint – you can use Easil’s images and templates to create images for the content you choose to post.
ADDING IMAGES TO YOUR NOVEMBER SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
You can use our Easil November Content Calendar in many ways. Why not start with one of our Easil templates to edit and create your own design? Or, upload your own images and logos to create something unique and customized. Your creativity is your only limit when designing images for your audience.
HOT TIP: Post a quote that relates to the holiday. For example, you can extract a passage from one of your favorite books for National Author’s Day on November, the 1st.
MONTH OF NOVEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
Ready to start planning? Here’s our list of holidays for the month of November:
WORLD VEGAN DAY
If you are vegan invite your friends over for a vegan feast. Even if you are not vegan, you can celebrate this day by only eating plant-based food. Avoid consuming any animal products -and that includes honey – for World Vegan day. Or if you are vegan-curious, try if for the whole month because it’s Vegan Month too!
NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY
They say everyone has a book in them. Do you? Ask your community what book they would love to write. You could also reach out on social media to thank your favorite author for bring pages of pleasure into your live.
NATIONAL VINEGAR DAY
It may be weird and wacky holiday, but this holiday should get conversation going on social media because it is unusual. Celebrate by pickling something or using a new vinegar in your vinaigrette dressing for your salad. Of course, you can get conversation going on social media by asking people if they use vinegar for cleaning too.
LOOK FOR CIRCLES DAY
It’s obvious what this holiday is about. Encourage your followers to find a round-shaped object wherever they are, take a picture and share it with you on social media.
NATIONAL DEVILLED EGG DAY
Stuffed eggs are one way to take a humble egg and dress it up for a party. Whether you like to “devil” it up with a touch of mustard or have a secret family recipe for it, find an excuse to treat yourself to demonically simple but delicious devilled eggs today.
Celebrate Sandwich Day by sharing a fun fact e.g. Did you know that in 2003 a thief in Belgium who stole over $100 million dollars in a heist was caught through DNA? He left a half-eaten sandwich near the scene of the crime! He should’ve eaten his crusts. What’s your ideal sandwich?
WORLD JELLYFISH DAY
This prehistoric invertebrate has been around millions of years longer than humans. Yes, their tenacles have a sting but these fascinating sea creatures are worth a holiday to raise awareness. Share images of jellyfish and a fun fact.
NATIONAL CANDY DAY
Sweet-tooth heaven! On National Candy Day, you don’t have to restrict yourself to just one type of candy. There are so many sugary treats to choose: Bonbons, jellybeans, chocolate, lollipops, and more. Raid your local confectionary store or find that stash of candies left over from Halloween. Just don’t tell your dentist!
USE YOUR COMMON SENSE DAY
“Common sense ain’t all that common” – Will Rogers
A day to stop and think before you do something silly. The world is full of examples when common senses fails. Do you have any examples of your own that you dare to share on social media?
MELBOURNE CUP DAY (Australia)
Australia’s best-known and loved horse race takes place on the first Tuesday of November. You’re in luck. We have a whole furlong of templates and images ideas to get you galloping over the finishing line in this post.
LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY
A great day for people who grew up being teased about being a ginger or a carrot top. Celebrate all shades of red from auburn coils and to strawberry blond trusses. Share selfies or pictures of famous red-haired people on social media.
GUY FAWKES DAY/ BONFIRE NIGHT (UK and some Commonwealth Countries)
If since Guy Fawke’s Gunpowder Plot to blow up the king and the House of Lords in 1605 was thwarted, the event has been celebrated each year on the 5th of November with bonfires and fireworks. It’s a great excuse to watch the flames light up a mountain of garden waste and “ooh and aah” at a great pyrotechnic display.
NATIONAL NACHOS DAY
Love crunchy tortilla chips smothered with gooey melted cheese and a few zingy jalapeño chillies? Then National Nachos Day is the perfect holiday for you. Invented by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya in Mexico in 1943 when a party of hungry women showed up at the restaurant at closing time. He couldn’t find the chef but didn’t want to disappoint the wives of American soldiers who had popped from Texas. He rustled what up a dish using three ingredients he could find (tortilla, cheese and peppers). Nachos Especiales were an instant hit!
Could Jazz be jazz without the sultry sounds of the saxophone? The 6th of November celebrates the birthday of the woodwind instrument’s inventor, Aldophe Sax. Share soulful sounds via YouTube.
HUG A BEAR DAY
You are never too old to hug a teddy bear. The childhood-favourite stuffed bear is named after President Theodor “Teddy” Roosevelt when he refused to shoot an injured, mauled bear chained to a tree on a hunting trip. Find a teddy bear quote to use on social media or quote the wonderful Winnie-the-Pooh. He is a teddy bear after all.
NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY
Bittersweet chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate especially if you choose a dark chocolate with a cocoa mass of over 70%. Almonds are packed full of good fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. What are you waiting for? It’s a treat that is good for you. Dig in.
INTERNATIONAL TONGUE TWISTER DAY
Limber up your tongue. International Tongue Twister Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in November each year. How about challenging everyone to try the world’s most difficult tongue twister in the English language, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is: “The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.”
NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY
Make sure that you enjoy a frothy cappuccino to mark this holiday. Did you know that Italians only drink cappuccinos in the morning because they believe the milk in it will affect your digestion if you have it after a meal? Of course, if you are not in Italy, you can drink it any time of the day.
NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY
At Easil, we love the excuse to have a cocktail! A Harvey Wallbanger is 3-parts Vodka
6-parts Fresh orange juice and 1-part Galliano. Go on try it. It’s National Harvey Wallbanger Day and it’s delicious.
WORLD FREEDOM DAY
President George W. Bush declare the 9th of November World Freedom to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall which took place in 1991. It is generally used to celebrate victory over communism, but you can use this day to highlight the plight of a group of people who do not have freedom.
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING DAY
On the 10th of November 1494 mathematician, Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli, published an in-depth look at bookkeeping practices. Do something special for the accounting people who help your business.
NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY
Bake one or devour a sweet vanilla cupcake to mark this day. It would be crime not to. Calories don’t count on celebration days.
WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT
Organised by UNESCO, this day is about highlighting the role of science in our society and encouraging discussion about using science to make our societies more sustainable. You could talk about a scientific discovery that has improved our lives.
REMEMBRANCE DAY/ VETERANS DAY
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed to mark the end of World Word 1. The day is known as Veteran’s Day in the States and Remembrance Day in other parts of the world. It is often commemorated with a one to two minutes silence at 11am. Find a WW1 poem which echoes the horrors of war. Honor a veteran. Or display a red poppy.
Create something beautiful through the simple art of folding paper. In Japan, traditionally it was believed that if you fold 1000 cranes, your wishes would come true. Learn to fold a crane to celebrate.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL DAY
We all need stories that uplift and enrich our soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is a day for feel-good storytelling. The authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have written a series of inspirational books. Find one of their stories or tell your own.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS DAY
Become officially amazing. Why not try to break a world record? Apply before the 20 September to go at beating one of the 40,000 current record titles this year.
WORLD KINDNESS DAY
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan
Celebrate good deeds in the community and take the time to do something kind. It makes a difference. Find a quote to share and encourage your community to be kind. Let it send out a positive ripple.
NATIONAL INDIAN PUDDING DAY
Indian Pudding is a warming New England tradional pudding. It’s made from cornmeal, molasses, milk and spices. It dates to American colonist hankering for British “hasty pudding” and using cornmeal because it was available. Recipes started appearing in cookbooks in the late 1700’s. Find a recipe and try it out!
WORLD DIABETES DAY
World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who c0-discovered insulin with Charles Best. Diabetes in the global adult population has doubled since 1980. A healthy diet, exercise and not smoking can make a big difference. Ask your community if they know someone with diabetes.
NATIONAL PICKLE DAY
Don’t get into a pickle about this weird holiday, dill with it! Pickles have been around since at least 4000 years. Pickling seasonal vegetables in either brine or vinegar makes them last. It’s the extra tangy flavour that it adds to a dish that makes it popular. Cucumbers aren’t the only pickles. Sauerkraut (cabbage), onions and other fermented or pickled vegetables can make zingy side dishes.
I LOVE TO WRITE DAY
Pen a poem. Start a novel. Write a love note. It doesn’t really matter what you pen on I love to write day but enjoying the creative process.
NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR DAY
Do you have food lurking at the back of the fridge? Do you have jars of sauces that you can’t remember when you last used them? Floppy vegetables in your veggie draw? National Clean Out your Refrigerator Day is all about doing clearing out and cleaning your fridge before you start filling your food with Thanksgiving and Festive foods. Do a quick survey in your community to find out how regularly people do a fridge spring clean.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF TOLERANCE
“Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in own lives every day, to rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.” — UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
NATIONAL BUTTON DAY
Not a good day if you have a fear of buttons or Koumpounophobia – yes, there is really such a thing. National Button Day is for people who treasure buttons. They collect buttons intentionally for crafting or because they are special. Antique buttons can be valuable.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ DAY
International Students’ Day originally was to commemorate when the Nazi stormed Czech universities in 1939 and killed and sent students to concentration camps. It now a non-political celebration of multiculturalism of international students
NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY
Put on your walking boots and stretch those legs. It’s National Take a Hike Day. Find a nature trail near you and enjoy the great outdoors. Encourage your community to get going.
WORLD PREMATURITY DAY
15 million babies are born preterm each year. Use World Prematurity Day to raise awareness of this issue and the impact it has on families. One in ten babies worldwide are born to soon so it is likely that your followers will know someone who has been affected. Find a charity to support or start a discussion on this topic.
MICKEY MOUSE DAY
Mickey Mouse made his screen debut on the 18th of November 1928. Mickey Mouse Day is a celebration of all the joy this iconic cartoon rodent has brought the world. Wear some Mickey Mouse ears or better still plan a trip to one of Disney’s theme parks.
NATIONAL VICHYSSOISE DAY
Vichyssoise is the posh name for creamy potato and leek soup. It’s amazing how such humble ingredients can create a dish so packed with flavour. Share a recipe or simple enjoy a bowlful to celebrate this holiday.
PLAY MONOPOLY DAY
Go straight to jail if you pass this opportunity to go play Monopoly. Bring out the board game played by billions since its launch in 1935. Hog houses and hotels or buy all the stations. Let economic ruthlessness begin!
WORLD TOILET DAY
One fifth of school children worldwide have no toilet facilities. 60% of the world’s population live without a safe toilet. World Toilet Day is a United Nations event to raise awareness about sanitation systems. Highlight some facts on social media in support.
AFRICA INDUSTRIALIZATION DAY
Africa is home to 16% of the world’s population, but less than 2% of international trade and global manufacturing. This holiday is organised by the United Nations to raise awareness of the power of industrialization to build a continent.
GLOBALLY ORGANIZED HUG A RUNNER DAY (GO HARD)
You have the perfect excuse to hug a jogger. This holiday is a fun event for the running community. There’s an informative video to show you the proper etiquette for hugging a runner.
WORLD TELEVISION DAY
Television has a major impact on how much we know about worldwide affairs. It helps focus attention on major issues. United Nations celebrates this tool that aids communication and globalization. Celebrate by sharing facts about television.
GO FOR A RIDE DAY
It doesn’t matter if you jump onto a bike, a horse or into a car. This holiday is about exploring your neighbourhood or discovering a new part of the country. How about a road trip?
NATIONAL CRANBERRY RELISH DAY
Thanksgiving Dinner wouldn’t be the same without cranberries, would it? This foodie holiday started in the 70’s when family cranberry relish recipes were shared on air. Make some relish in time for Thanksgiving or share a recipe on social media.
NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY
In case, Cappuccino Day didn’t give you a big enough caffeine fix for the month, you can have a shot of espresso to celebrate too. Coffee lovers will appreciate this strong coffee with a delicate foam “crema”. It’s made by forcing hot water at great pressure through finely ground coffee.
NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY
A day to raise awareness of all the children waiting to be adopted in foster care throughout the USA. Find an event near you to support or a charity that is helping children to become part of a family. Celebrated the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
CELEBRATE YOUR UNIQUE TALENT DAY
This fun holiday is good way to find out about your followers’ talents. Share your unique talent whether it’s something silly like rolling your tongue or something accomplished like playing the violin. Whatever it is, today is the day to let your unique talents shine
NATIONAL SARDINES DAY
Love them or loath them, sardines are good for you. These little silvery fish are packed full of nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, selenium and calcium. Freshly caught and prepared sardines are the tastiest, especially barbequed on the beach. Or you can simple open a tin to celebrate. Find out if your fans like eating this oily fish.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
According the United Nations violence against women cause as much death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer. Raise awareness of a serious issue on this day, whether it is sexual violence, human trafficking, child marriages or genital mutilation. Find more information about this event on the United Nations website.
NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY
Treat yourself to some of this delicious frozen dessert to celebrate this day. Did you know that if you order parfait in France, you will be very different dessert to one served in the USA?
In France a parfait is a flavored custard containing whipped cream and syrup which is frozen. In the USA, it is a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream. It’s your choice which one you want to eat. Enjoy!
NATIONAL CAKE DAY
A cake is not just for birthdays! Make sure that you get a slice cake today. There are so many types to choose from. Bring cake to the office to celebrate.
GOOD GRIEF DAY
This holiday is an ode to Charlie Brown who used mutter “Good grief” frequently. November the 26th was the Charles Schulz’s birthday. He created the beloved Peanuts cartoon strip which ran for almost fifty years. Find a great Charlie Brown quote to celebrate.
NATIONAL ELECTRIC GUITAR DAY
This holiday is celebrated on Jimi Hendrix birthday each year. Invented in 1931, electric guitars were first used by jazz guitar players, but by the 50’s and 60’s it had become the most important instrument in popular music. Find a fun facts, share your top lead guitarist or better still, share some sounds.
PIE IN THE FACE DAY
Slapstick comedians use throwing pies to amuse their audiences. The first filmed pie in the face was in a silent film called Mr Flip in 1909. The gag is loved by clowns too. Pie in the Face Day encourages you to squish a crustless cream pie in someone’s face. BUT, make sure that it is done in a good-natured way because you don’t want a lawsuit against you. You can always organise an event to raise money for charity.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA. It’s a day for family, feasting and football. We have stuffed tons of ideas for social media for you to gobble up in this post.
NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY
If you are a fan of eggy bread, you have a great excuse to celebrate this day by starting it with French toast. This humble dish which originally was a way to use up stale breach is now a delicious breakfast treat. Simply soak bread in eggs and milk and then fry the bread until it’s golden brown. For a treat, substitute cream for milk and add cinnamon and vanilla. Smother the toast with syrup, sugar or fruit before tucking in.
RED PLANET DAY
Is there life on Mars? Mars is known as the red planet because of its color. It is named after the Roman god of war. Scientists believe that Mars used to be hospitable to life in the past because of its similarity to Earth. Find some fun facts to share on social media about our planetary neighbour.
The day after Thursday is traditionally a day to hit the shops for crazy discounts. Christmas shopping has started in earnest. If you have a special promotion or offer Black Friday is a good time to offer it because customers are on the lookout for great deals.
SQUARE DANCE DAY
Grab a partner “Dosey Do” your way through this holiday. Square dancing is a fun way to get a good aerobic workout. Find a hoedown or any social gathering where you can take part in this lively folk dance to celebrate.
NATIONAL MOUSSE DAY
Mousse is a smooth light dish which can be sweet or savoury. It’s made fluffy by whipped cream or egg whites. Celebrate the holiday by nibbling on fish mousse appetiser or tucking into a decadent mousse dessert. Share images of chocolate mousse on social media to get everyone salivating.
COMPUTER SECURITY DAY
How secure is your computer? How many devices do you have that are voice activated? Does your smartphone know your location? It’s good to discuss computer security. Find a useful tip about passwords or internet security to share on social media.
WEEK-LONG NOVEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
There are some celebrations in November that deserve more than just one day of celebration. So we have also added week-long celebrations to our list so you have more scope for posts:
- World Communication Week – starting on the 1st November
- National Fig Week – starting on the 1st November
- Dear Santa Letter Week – starting on the 7th November
- National Cat Week – 1st full week in November
- National Young Readers Week – starting on the second Monday of November
- World Kindness Week – starting on Monday the 11th
- National Hunger and Homelessness Week -for 9 days starting on the 2nd Saturday in November
- International Education Week – 5 days starting on the 1st Monday after the 11th
- National Family Week – celebrated the week of Thanksgiving
MONTH LONG NOVEMBER CONTENT CALENDAR IDEAS
The following holidays are celebrated for an entire month in November – which is handy, because now you get an entire month to post about them.
- World Vegan Month
- Adoption Month
- Epilepsy Month
- Novel Writing Month
- Mantee Awareness Month
- Pomegranate Month
- Peanut Butter Lovers Month
- Native American Heritage Month
THAT’S A NOVEMBER CONTENT WRAP!
With all these fun November celebrations and holiday ideas, you’ll be set to create content with our November Content Calendar. If you get stuck, look at the list of week-long and month long celebration ideas too.
It’s time to create some fabulous November posts with visuals!
IT’S OVER TO YOU NOW!
What’s your favorite Day of Celebration in November? Have we missed any awesome holidays in our November Content Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.