Special Dates in November

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1st November – London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

If you like old cars, you'll enjoy seeing these cars on the road. Some are over one hundred years old! The route starts in Hyde Park in London and finishes at the sea front in Brighton.

Find out more: www.vccofgb.co.uk

5th November – Bonfire Night

On Bonfire Night there are firework displays around the country. Contact your local council for more information.

8th November – Remembrance Sunday

A day of respect, remembering people who have suffered or died in wars. The National Service of Remembrance is held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, when the Queen lays a wreath of poppies.

Find out more: www.britishlegion.org.uk

11th November – Diwali/Deepavali

This festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the beginning of Hindu New Year. It is celebrated in many towns and cities across the UK.

Find out more: www.deepavali.net

14th November – The Lord Mayor's Show, London

This historical London festival has taken place every year since 1852, with a procession of over three miles through the City.

Find out more: lordmayorsshow.london

17th – 21st November – Anti-Bullying Week

A week to raise awareness of bullying in the workplace and school. The theme for 2015 is 'cyberbullying and e-safety'.

Find out more: www.antibullyingweek.co.uk

20th November – Universal Children's Day

In 1954 the UN recommended that this day be celebrated around the world to remember its promise to protect children and promote their right to thrive. Today it is celebrated with events in many different countries.

Find out more: www.un.org

22nd November – Stir-Up Sunday

Traditionally the day when the Christumas pudding is made. Everyone in the family has a turn at stirring it, for good luck. In the Christian calendar Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas, and Stir-Up Sunday is the Sunday before that.

23rd to 29th November - Road Safety Week

The aim is to encourage community involvement in promoting road safety awareness all year round.

Find out more: www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

28th November to 6th December - National Tree Week

Started in 1975, National Tree Week is aimed at getting everyone to take part in planting trees.

Find out more: www.treecouncil.org.uk

30th November – St Andrew's Day

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, as well as Greece, Roumania, Russia, and Ukraine. In Scotland it is a national holiday. It is celebrated with traditional Scottish food, music and dance at parties.

Find out more: www.scotland.org


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