November 2024

November celebrates international holidays such as Thanksgiving
and Day of the Dead, as well honouring Veganism for the month.

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  • 1st World Vegan Day
    On November 1, 1994, World Vegan Day was established to mark the golden jubilee of the UK Vegan Society and to celebrate the term “vegan."
  • 1-30th World Vegan Month
    November is World Vegan Month, celebrating the positive environmental and health impacts of the vegan diet.
  • 2nd Day of the Dead
    During Day of the Dead festivities, food is eaten by living people and given to the spirits of their departed ancestors as ofrendas ('offerings'). Tamales are one of the most common dishes prepared for this day for both purposes.
  • 3rd National Sandwich Day (US)
    To celebrate the beloved sandwich, try out these exciting combos: - Chipotle Pulled Pork Sandwich with Feta Cilantro Topping, Toasted Pan Bagnat with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Arugula, or California Rainbow Veggie with BBQ Kale Chips.
  • 5th Guy Fawkes Night
    Expect lots of carbs and sweet treats on Bonfire Night. Celebrations often include hot dogs, burgers, jacket potatoes, and toffee apples.
  • 7th International Stout Day
    Thanks to the modern day “craft beer revolution”, you can find an amazing array of stouts, perfect not only for a chilly day, but for pairing with gourmet meals.
  • 8th National Cappuccino Day (US)
    The cappuccino coffee drink wasinvented in Italy during the 1900’s after the invention of the espresso machine gained popularity. Now you can enjoy cappuccinos at coffee shops, at home with coffee machines, and as a way to socialise with friends.
  • 9th British Pudding Day
    British Pudding Day- rather unsurprisingly- celebrates the British dessert classics, from Spotted Dick, to Crumble, Eton mess, Trifle and more. (*Not including Yorkshire Pudding)
  • 14th World Diabetes Day
    World Diabetes Day celebrates the discovery of life-saving insulin treatment over a century ago, and aims to bring awareness to the risks of diabetes and how to help prevent it such as a good diet.
  • 17th Homemade Bread Day (US)
    "It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread" ​ ​Comedian Red Skelton apparently coined this phrase during a newspaper interview. Home Made Bread Day celebrates the range of delicious breads you can enjoy and find comfort in - from baguette, to sourdough, focaccia, ciabatta and more.
  • 24th Stir Up Sunday
    The final Sunday in November has historically been a time for families to get together and prepare for the Christmas period. Marking the start of Advent, stirring Christmas pudding mixture (and making a wish!) while enjoying a mulled wine has remained a popular activity since the Victorian period.
  • 28th Thanksgiving (US)
    Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. While puddings often consists of pies, with favourite flavours including sweet potato, pumpkin and pecan.