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Sikh: Bandi Chhor Divas

A Sikh festival remembering the release from prison and return to Amritsar of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind, in 1619. The name Bandi Chhor Divas means liberation of prisoners day. The story reminds Sikhs of freedom and human rights.

Nov 1
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Hindu: Diwali

The Festival of Lights celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the human ability to overcome! It is one of the most important festivals within Hinduism but also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains.

Nov 1

Men grow epic moustaches to raise awareness around the issues concerning men’s health. This includes mental health, prostate and testicular cancer. Encouraging men to speak out and not suffer in silence, it helps to create happier, healthier lives.

Nov 1-30
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International Stress Awareness Week

A week dedicated to raising awareness about stress prevention and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. It encourages employers to examine and improve their workplace culture around stress.

Nov 4-8
World Adoption Day

World Adoption Day is celebrated around the globe. People draw a smiley face on their hands and share photos on social media. Does your organisation recognise adoption in their parental leave and family planning policies?

Nov 9
World Diabetes Day

With 4.3 Million people living with diabetes in the UK, this is a day to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes on the health of people. It also seeks to highlight the opportunities to strengthen the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes.

Nov 14
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Sikh: Guru Nanak Ji’s Birthday

Celebrating the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak. He is one of the most celebrated and important Sikh gurus, and the founder of Sikhism. It's one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism and an occasion for celebration and prayer.

Nov 15
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International Men’s Day

A day to celebrate the positive value men bring to their families,communities… and the world! It highlights positive male role models and raises awareness of men’s mental health and wellbeing. A key date during the awareness month of Movember.

Nov 19
Transgender Day of Remembrance

A day to memorialise those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. The day was founded to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people. It invites organisations to unite and fight all anti-trans violence.

Nov 20
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Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. This day aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world.

Nov 25
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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women and girls affects more than 1 in 3 women! This figure has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. The campaign strives to encourage individuals, communities and organisations to take action and raise awareness.

Nov 25-10