It’s Movember, NaNoWriMo, Melbourne Cup and Mickey Mouse’s birthday – could November get any busier?! While sneaky shopping centres have already begun decking their halls with Christmas gear, we’ve still got a month to enjoy the sunshine before the holiday season hits. Get the rundown of the dates you need below!

Check out the key dates for October here, and December will be with you very soon! (eep!)

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November – Month-long events

The Age – Good Food Month
Turtle hatching season begins
National Novel Writing Month

November Key Dates

November 1
Melbourne Cup
World Vegan Day
November 2
Cookie Monster’s Birthday
November 5
International Volunteer Managers Day
Guy Fawkes Day (USA)
November 6
New York Marathon
National Psychology Week
Orangutan Caring Week
November 7
National Recycling Week (7 to 13 November)
November 8
Tongue Twister Day
November 10
Taste of Melbourne Festival
November 11
Remembrance Day
National Walk to Work Day
Origami Day
November 13
World Kindness Day
November 14
World Diabetes Day
November 15
Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Want more dates….?

2021 Key Dates Calendar

Looking for a listing of key dates, fun events and holidays to help you plan your social media content for 2021? This dates listing covers everything from Australian public holidays, silly days, sporting events and award shows from January through til December 2021.

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