Holidays Calendar for November 14, 2021

Water Festival is held in Cambodia in November and it's one of the most popular festivals of the year. The festival lasts for three days, giving every one an opportunity to enjoy the celebration of the natural phenomenon, when the Tonle Sap River reverses its flow.

Readjustment Movement Day is a public holiday in Guinea-Bissau celebrated on November 14. It commemorates the bloodless coup of 1980 led by João Bernardo Vieira.

National Pride Day is one of the public holidays in Mongolia. It was established in 2012 and its date of celebration annually falls on the first day of the first winter month of the Mongolian calendar.

Volkstrauertag (People's Mourning Day) is an official public holiday in Germany that honors those who died in wars and conflicts or as the victims of violent oppression. It is observed on the second Sunday before the Advent each year.


International Girls Day is celebrated annually on November 14. It was created by Kappa Delta Sorority to celebrate girls and young women, combat harmful stereotypes about how girls are supposed to look and act, and encourage girls to be unapologetically themselves.

Mobile Brigade Day is an Indonesian observance celebrated on November 14 every year. This professional holiday is dedicated to the special police operation force and paramilitary law enforcement responsible for counter-terrorism, police raids, riot control, bomb disposal in urban settings, search and rescue, etc.

Speech Pathologist Day is an unofficial professional holiday celebrated on November 14 in some countries, such as Russia. It is dedicated to health care professionals who specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.

Sociologist Day is observed in Russia on November 14 every year. Although not officially recognized by the Russian government, it has been celebrated by sociology departments of Russian universities since 1994.

Operating Room Nurse Day was created to celebrate nurses who provide care to patients before, during and after surgery, as well as support and assist surgeons. It is celebrated annually on November 14.

Winegrower and Winemaker’s Day is a Ukrainian professional holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of November every year. It was officially established by President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2020.


The Tunisians annually celebrate National Tree Festival on the second Sunday in November. The government of Tunisia prepares a special program, that is implemented in cooperation with non-governmental institutions.


National Book Day in Iran is celebrated on the 24th day of the month of Aban (November 14 in the Gregorian calendar). It kicks off the annual National Book Week. The main task of National Book Day and Week is to develop a reading culture in Iran and to promote Iranian literature internationally.

The second Sunday in November is Father's Day in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia and Iceland. This holiday was introduced, like in other countries around the world. As far as every country chooses its own day for celebration, the named five observe the holiday on the second Sunday in November.


National Pupusa Day is an annual holiday in El Salvador celebrated on the second Sunday of November. It is dedicated to a traditional Salvadoran dish.


Day of the Colombian Woman is celebrated on November 14. This observance was established by the Congress of the Republic of Colombia in 1967 to commemorate the death anniversary of Policarpa Salavarrieta, a heroine of the independence of Colombia.

The monarch of the United Kingdom celebrates their birthday twice a year: their official birthday is a public holiday celebrated in the UK on a Saturday in June (the date may vary in other Commonwealth realms), and their actual birthday is a flag day. The actual birthday of King Charles III falls on November 14.

Dobruja Day is observed in Romania on November 14 to mark the day when Northern Dobruja was incorporated into the Kingdom of Romania in 1878. It is a working holiday, meaning that people don’t get a paid day off and still have to attend work.

Remembrance Sunday is an annual observance in the United Kingdom that was established to commemorate servicemen and women in WWI, WWII and later conflicts. It is held on the Sunday nearest to Armistice Day, i.e. on the second Sunday in November.


National Pickle Day is annually celebrated on November 14. A pickle is a cucumber that has been pickled in vinegar, brine, or other solution and left to ferment for some time.

November 14 is a perfect day to throw a pajama party or have a cozy family movie night in your pajamas because it is National Family PJ Day. This amazing holiday for the whole family takes place during National Sleep Comfort Month.

If you like your guacamole hot, you absolutely should celebrate National Spicy Guacamole Day. Observed annually on November 14, this amazing holiday is for everyone who loves spicy food and Mexican cuisine.

Hasyl Bayramy is one of the oldest folk festivals in Turkmenistan, that is held to celebrate the new harvest. It's annually celebrated on the second Sunday in November.


World Diabetes Day is an annual awareness campaign held on November 14. It was inaugurated in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation. In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 61/225, designating World Diabetes Day as a UN observance.

Children's Day, also known as Bal Diwas, is a holiday in India celebrated on November 14. Its celebration coincides with the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

This Day in History

  • 2012 Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, an 8-day operation in the Gaza Strip. The operation aimed to attack Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
  • 2003 90377 Sedna, a large planetoid in the outer reach of the Solar System, was discovered by astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.
  • 2001 Died: Charlotte Coleman, English actress, best known for playing Scarlett in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. She died at the age of 33 of an acute asthma attack.
  • 1990 The Federal Republic of Germany and Poland signed a treaty confirming the Ode-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.
  • 1981 Born: Russel Tovey, English actor. He is best known for playing George Sands in Being Human, Rudge in The History Boys, and Kevin Matheson in Looking.
  • 1979 Born: Olga Kurylenko, Ukrainian and French actress and former model. She is known for her roles in Hitman, Quantum of Solace, and Black Widow.
  • 1979 President of the USA Jimmy Carter issued Executive order 12170 freezing all Iranian assets in the United States. This action was a respond to the hostage crisis, when 66 American diplomats and citizens were taken hostages in Iran on November 4.
  • 1977 Died: Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian monk and guru. He founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
  • 1972 Born: Josh Duhamel, American actor known for his role as William Lennox in the Transformers franchise, as well as for many other roles both in film and on television.
  • 1970 Southern Airways Flight 932 en route from Kinston, North Carolina to Ceredo, West Virginia crashed in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia. All 75 people on board were killed, including the members of the Marshall University football team.
  • 1969 NASA launched Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
  • 1967 American physicist Theodore Maiman was given a patent for his ruby laser system. His invention became the first laser in the world.
  • 1959 Born: Paul McGann, English actor. He is probably best known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the TV series Hornblower and the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 television film Doctor Who.
  • 1954 Born: Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist and diplomat, the 66th United States Secretary of State. Before joining the administration of President George W. Bush she was a professor of political science at Standford University.
  • 1951 Born: Alec John Such, American musician, the former bassist for the rock band Bon Jovi. He was dismissed from the band in 1994.
  • 1950 Died: Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish poet. He is known for his aim to transform the Turkish poetry and introduction of colloquialisms in the poetic language.
  • 1941 German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union captured the city of Slonim in Belarus, killing 9,000 Jews in one day.
  • 1937 Born: Hussein bin Talal, King of Jordan from 1952 to his death. He claimed to be a descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his belonging to the ancient Hashemite family.
  • 1927 Born: MacLean Stevenson, American actor and comedian best known for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake in the television series M*A*S*H, which earned him a Golden Globe Award.
  • 1922 The British Broadcasting Company began radio service in the United Kingdom.
  • 1915 Died: Booker T. Washington, African-American educator, author and advisor. He was the advisor to the presidents of the USA between 1890 and 1915.
  • 1908 Died: Guangxu, Emperor of China of the Qing Dynasty. His reign lasted from February 25, 1875 to his death.
  • 1907 Born: Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer, best known for her children's books series about Pippi Longstocking and Karlson-on-the-Roof.
  • 1907 Born: William Steig, American cartoonist and illustrator. He is best known for writing children's books, including Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Doctor De Soto. He was also the creator of Shrek! that inspired the film series of the same name.
  • 1891 Born: Frederick Banting, Canadian scientist and physician. He is known as the first person to use insulin on humans. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine.
  • 1889 Born: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian politician. He was a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century, serving as the 1st Prime Minister of India from August 15, 1947 to his death on May 27, 1964.
  • 1889 Journalist Nellie Bly began a successful attempt to travel around the world in less then 80 days. She completed the trip in 72 days.
  • 1866 Died: Miguel I, King of Portugal from July 11, 1828 to May 26, 1834.
  • 1840 Born: Claude Monet, French painter, founder of French Impressionist movement. His painting Impression, Sunrise gave the name to the movement. His best known works include The Magpie, a series of Water Lilies, and more.
  • 1796 Born: Mamie Eisenhower, wife of the United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
  • 1765 Born: Robert Fulton, American engineer and inventor, widely credited with developing a commercially successful steamboat Clermont. His boat was used to design the Nautilus, the first practical submarine in history.
  • 1716 Died: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German polymath and philosopher, a prominent person in the history of mathematics and philosophy. He is believed to have developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton.
  • 1687 Died: Nell Gwyn, English mistress of Charles II of England. She was regarded as a living embodiement of Restoration England and became a folk heroine. The story of her life echoed the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella.
  • 1556 Died: Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet and archbishop, famous for his treatise on polite behavior Il Galateo overo de’ costumi that enjoyed enormous success and influence.
  • 1522 Died: Anne of France, the eldest daughter of Louis XI of France and his wife Charlotte of Savoy. She was regent of her brother King Charles VIII of France. As regent of France she was one of the most powerful women of the late 15th century.