10 November Events, From Dia De Los Muertos to Small Business Saturday

Thanksgiving isn't the only event this month!

By Jennifer Hill, publisher of Macaroni Kid Fremont, Calif. October 30, 2019

Ask anyone what holiday falls in November and they'll likely say Thanksgiving. 

But it turns out there are lots of other holidays and events happening this month too! Here are 10 holidays and events your family can recognize this November:

2. Dia De Los Muertos

This celebratory Mexican holiday is a remembrance of the dead. Watch the moving Disney Pixar film "Coco" with your kiddos to help them understand the meaning behind this holiday. Oct. 31-Nov. 2

3. The End of Daylight Saving Time

Before kids, the end of daylight saving time was probably a welcome date -- after all, it meant an extra hour of blissful, uninterrupted sleep! But post-kids? That extra hour can now mean cranky kids and long days of disrupted naps and bedtimes. Read tips from a sleep consultant on how to help your kids adjust. Nov. 3

4. National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

What a great time to teach your kids the value of volunteering and helping those in need! Volunteer at your local animal shelter or take in donations of things like pet food, blankets, and cleaning supplies. Many shelters have "wish lists" on their websites. November 3-10

5. Election Day

We know we don't have to tell you how important it is to vote. Or how vital it is to teach your kids the importance of exercising their right to vote. Take them with you to the voting booth so they can see democracy in action. Nov. 5.

7. Veterans Day 

Celebrate a veteran in your life by having your kids write a letter, draw a picture of thanks, or interview them about their experiences. Need to connect to a veteran? Operation Gratitude collects and distributes letters to veterans, as well as deployed troops, new recruits, and first responders. They even have a guide to letter writing to help you and your kids get started. Nov. 11.

8. National Play Monopoly Day

Don't go straight to Jail. Instead, dust off this old classic (did you know this game has been around since 1883?) and settle in for an epic family game night. Nov. 19.

9. Thanksgiving

It's the mother of all November holidays! Nov. 28.

10. Small Business Saturday

We love supporting local businesses all year long --  and hope you do too! Small Business Saturday is a chance for you to support local businesses while shopping. Nov. 30.