The 11th month of the year is here. Yes, November has arrived and in about 60 days’ time we will be welcoming the New Year. And that’s how another year passed by swiftly. But before we are gripped by the Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it’s time to look at what festivals and holidays does November has in store for us. We are warning you in advance, it is definitely not festival heavy like October. Nevertheless, if last month was full of big celebrations such as Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Halloween, November witnesses celebrations like Chhath Puja, like Milad un-Nabi, Guru Nanak Gurpurab, Children’s Day and more. There are several health-related days and international observances that are both important and interesting. Let us look at the November 2019 calendar in detail, the important days and events to commemorate, along with religious fasts, festivals, birth and death anniversaries.

Chhath Puja, the biggest festival of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, will be celebrated on November 2 and 3. Though the four-day Hindu festival begins from October 31 with an important ritual called Nahay Khay. It is followed by Kharna on November 1, Sandhya Arghya on November 2 and Usha Arghya on November 3. Devotees mostly women pray to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya in this festival. The first week, in fact, the first day of the month is quite important for several Indian states. November 1 marks the formation day of states such as Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana and more.

The second week of the month will see major festival for the Muslim and Sikh communities. Eid Milad un-Nabi (Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif) is celebrated to observe the birthday of Islamic prophet Muhammad. It will be observed on November 10. Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. It will be celebrated on November 12. On November 14, Children’s Day in India will be celebrated in the honour of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s birth anniversary. The day is also celebrated as Nehru Jayanti. As informed earlier, the month is not chock-a-block with big festivals, and on that note, let’s look at the list.

November 2019 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar

Sr. No. Date Day Fasts/Festivals/ National/International Days
1. November 1 Friday Labh Panchami, World Vegan Day
2. November 2 Saturday Skanda Sashti, Chhath Puja, Soora Samharam, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
3. November 3 Sunday Bhanu Saptami, Kartika Ashtanika Begins, Jalaram Bapa Jayanti
4. November 4 Monday Masik Durgashtami, Gopashtami
5. November 5 Tuesday Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja
6. November 6 Wednesday International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
7. November 7 Thursday Kansa Vadha, International African Writers' Day
8. November 8 Friday Prabodhini Ekadashi Vrat, Devutthana Ekadashi, Yogeshwara Dwadashi, International Day of Radiology, Aaron Swartz Day
9. November 9 Saturday Tulsi Vivah, Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
10. November 10 Sunday Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Milad un-Nabi, Vishweshwara Vrat, World Science Day for Peace and Development
11. November 11 Monday Manikarnika Snan, Kartika Chaumasi Chaudas
12. November 12 Tuesday Dev Diwali, Kartika Purnima, Kartika Purnima Vrat, Anvadhan, Pushkara Snan, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Bhishma Panchak Ends, Kartika Ashtahnika Ends, Kartika Ratha Yatra, World Pneumonia Day
13. November 13 Wednesday World Kindness Day
14. November 14 Thursday Children’s Day, Nehru Jayanti, Rohini Vrat, World Diabetes Day, Children's Day
15. November 15 Friday Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi, Day of the Imprisoned Writer
16. November 16 Saturday International Day for Tolerance
17. November 17 Sunday Vrishchika Sankranti, Mandala Pooja Begins, International Students Day, World Prematurity Day
18. November 18 Monday World Toilet Day, International Men's Day
19. November 19 Tuesday Kalashtami, Kalabhairav Jayanti
20. November 20 Wednesday Universal Children's Day
21. November 21 Thursday World Television Day, World Hello Day
22. November 22 Friday Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat
23. November 23 Saturday Gauna Utpanna Ekadashi, Vaishnava Utpanna Ekadashi
24. November 24 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
25. November 25 Monday Masik Shivratri, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
26. November 26 Tuesday Margashirsha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Anvadhan, Anti Obesity Day
27. November 27 Wednesday Ishti, Chandra Darshan
28. November 28 Thursday
29. November 29 Friday International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
30. November 30 Saturday Vinayaka Chaturthi

There are health and lifestyle days such as World Vegan Day, World Kindness Day, World Diabetes Day, World Pneumonia Day, and more. Do make sure to bookmark this page and get all the information on holiday and festival updates. Do visit this section as we will also return with the monthly calendar of December 2019. For now Happy November!

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