Category: November Weeks



    Intimate Apparel Market Week provides a way for industry leaders to come together and exchange information and ideas about this vital sector of the fashion industry. The observance occurs four times a year during the first week of February, May, August, and November.

    When it comes to fashion, intimate apparel is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. In 2017, the global industry generated nearly $1.6 billion. At its current growth rate, the market is expected to reach over $325 billion by 2025.

    Not surprisingly, women are the top consumers of intimate apparel. Women account for two-thirds of the total market share. Individuals over the age of 36 make up a majority of intimate apparel buyers. Of all the regions in the world, people in Asia-Pacific are some of the top consumers of intimate apparel. The most popular types of intimate apparel include bras, underpants, sleepwear, shapewear, and thermal wear.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #IntimateApparelMarketWeek

    During Intimate Apparel Market Week, a non-profit organization called the Underfashion Club hosts fundraisers for upcoming talent. During this week in fashion, designers gain the spotlight by showing off their skills and innovations in the intimate apparel industry.

    To observe this week go shopping for new lingerie. If you’re a woman, don’t be one of the 80 percent who wears the wrong bra size. This is the perfect week to get properly fitted for a bra. You can do this at your local lingerie department store. If you’re a male, buy some new intimate apparel for your wife. Even if it’s a comfortable pair of pajamas, she will be sure to love it. Attend a fashion show in your area. Learn about the intriguing history of lingerie.

    No matter what you do to observe the week, be sure to use #IntimateApparelMarketWeek when sharing on social media.


    The Underfashion Club organizes Intimate Apparel Market Week four times a year. This nonprofit organization was formed in 1958. At the time, they called their company the Corset and Brassiere Women’s Club, Inc. They changed this to the Underfashion Club in 1963. Their mission is to attract and educate young people and to provide them with opportunities in intimate apparel. In addition to the intimate apparel market week, the Underfashion Club hosts the Femmy Gala. During this event, they recognize and celebrate the achievements of industry leaders around the world.




    January 30 – February 5
    May 1-7
    July 31-August 6
    October 30-November 5



    National Radiologic Technology Week commemorates the discovery of the x-ray and supports the valuable contributions to the medical profession and healthcare. Each year, the observance occurs during the week of November 8th.

    Radiology seems like modern medicine. However, the history of radiology goes back to 1895 when Wilhelm Roentgen took an x-ray of his wife. At that moment, he took the first x-ray in history. As a result of his discovery, Roentgen won the Nobel Prize in Physics. This advancement in medicine allowed for the diagnosis of fractures, broken bones, and other ailments of the skeleton.

    Other types of radiology were not invented until many years later. It wasn’t until 1972 that Godfrey Hounsfield developed computed tomography or a CT scan. Real-time ultrasound machines made their way into the medical community in the late 1970s. Before this invention, women were unable to see their babies inside the womb. In 1977 Raymond Vahan Damadian invented a scanner for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All of these inventions have been vital when it comes to diagnosing certain diseases.

    Radiologic technicians are those who perform diagnostic imaging procedures. These caregivers operate state-of-the-art equipment. They play a crucial role when it comes to diagnosing a variety of diseases. Medical facilities in the United States employ 337,000 registered radiologic technologists. Radiologic Technologists earn their credentialing from the American Registry of the Radiologic Technologists.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRadTechWeek

    Imaging centers across the country host a variety of events. These events include open houses, educational seminars on the history of radiology, information booths, free live courses for radiology students, and radiology staff outings. Radiologic technologists are also treated to lunch or coffee.

    During the week, you can learn more about the history of diagnostic imaging. Learn about what kinds of diseases these tests are used to diagnose and treat. If you know of a radiologic technician, be sure the thank them. Consider the profession of a radiologic technician a worthwhile endeavor. Find videos on social media that discuss the field of radiology. Use #NationalRadTechWeek to share on social media.


    The American Society of Radiologic Technologists founded National Radiologic Technology Week in 1979. When it first began, the week was held July 22-29. The date was later changed to commemorate the invention of the x-ray, which occurred on November 8th, 1895. The annual celebration takes place each year during the week that includes November 8th.


  • NATIONAL NURSE PRACTITIONER WEEK – Second Full Week of November



    During the second week of November, National Nurse Practitioner Week recognizes those medical professionals with the experience to help us maintain our health and guide us to the treatment we need when illness occurs.


    Celebrate your Nurse Practitioner or if your a medical student deciding on a direction for your education, you may want to consider the path of a Nurse Practitioner seriously.  Use #NPWeek to share on social media.


    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners founded National Nurse Practioner Week in 2014 to celebrate these exceptional medical professionals and the terrific benefits they provide to their patients and health care.

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    National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week recognizes the shelters providing care that bridges the gap to adoption for millions of abandoned and stray animals. The event takes place each year during the first full week in November. The observance also acknowledges the hard-working people who support the efforts of the shelters and keep pets healthy.

    Even though dogs and cats are some of the most beloved pets in the United States, pet homelessness is a huge problem in the country. There are about 70 million stray animals in the United States. Up to 8 million of these animals end up in shelters. There are 3,500 animal shelters in the country. It’s at these animal shelters that pets receive a second chance. According to the ASPCA, over 3 million shelter animals are adopted each year.

    Many animal shelters are non-profit. This means they depend on donations and grants to stay open. The primary function of an animal shelter is to find a home for stray animals. They also help to reunite lost pets with their owners. Other services some animal shelters provide include animal health services, behavioral evaluations, training, pet-sitting, grooming, and humane education.

    People who work at animal shelters work tirelessly to help and save animals. They often work several hours with below-average pay. It’s not uncommon for them to advocate for animal rights.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #AnimalShelterAppreciationWeek

    Get to know your local animal shelter. Learn the types of support it needs to continue to provide services to the animals and community it serves.  Let them know you appreciate them by leaving a donation.  Consider volunteering or even adopting if you have been looking for a forever companion.

    Find a local humane society. Do what you can to help control the pet population. Tell friends, family, and pet owners to get their pet spayed or neutered. Make sure every pet-owner you know has the appropriate ID. All cats and dogs should have a collar and a tag with their owner’s contact information. Pet microchipping is also an effective way to keep pets safe.

    Use #AnimalShelterAppreciationWeek to share on social media.


    The Humane Society of the United States founded National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in 1996. They created this week to acknowledge and promote the role of animal shelters in communities all over the country. It’s also become a week to encourage the public to get acquainted with their local animal shelter and learn how they can help in saving the lives of animals.


  • NATIONAL FIG WEEK – November 1-7


    Celebrating National Fig Week during the first week in November kicks off the holiday season in a flavorful way. Each year, the observance runs from November 1st through the 7th.

    Many people think of figs as fruits. Technically, this isn’t actually true. Instead, figs are inverted flowers. A fig blooms on the ficus tree and blooms inside the pod. The flowers then mature into fruit. There are over 700 types of fig trees. Only a few of them produce the kind of fig that humans consume.

    Fig Facts:
    • Figs keep baked goods fresh by naturally holding in moisture
    • California grows one hundred percent of the nation’s dried figs.
    • Early Olympians consumed figs while training.
    • A half-cup of figs has as much calcium as a half cup of milk.
    • Figs, not apples, may have been grown in the Garden of Eden
    • Fig Newton cookies made their debut in 1892.

    Figs are considered a healthy food. Figs are high in soluble fiber. Because of their high fiber content, figs act as a natural laxative. Figs also help to nourish the intestines. Figs contain natural sugars. They are also rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Figs contain plenty of Vitamin A, B6, and K. Figs are believed to lower blood pressure and protect against macular degeneration.

    The healthiest way to eat figs is to eat them in their raw form or as dried figs. If you want a delicious way to eat sweet and delicious figs, there are a variety of recipes that call for fig.
    Many foods that contain figs are served over the holiday season. Besides figgy pudding, there are also roasted fig tartlets, fig and ginger truffles, and figgy scones. Figgy foods aren’t just for dessert, however. Figs are often cooked with pork chops, lamb, and even on pizza. Also, whenever a recipe calls for prunes, you can replace it with figs.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFigWeek

    The best way to observe National Fig Week is to cook up some yummy fig recipes. Click here for some delicious fig recipes. Share your fig creation on social media with #NationalFigWeek. If you are fortunate to live in an area with mild winters, you can even plant your own fig tree.


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  • NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK – Week of Thanksgiving


    National Bible Week during the week of Thanksgiving celebrates the reading of scriptures.

    Today, the Bible is still the best-selling book of all time.

    Each year, church leaders encourage reading, listening, and studying the Bible. Church groups will hold events throughout the week. It’s an ideal time for families and individuals to share their faith with each other, share favorite verses, and pray together.

    For many, the Bible offers a source of hope, guidance, and strength. In difficult times, its words provide comfort. It offers peace, encouragement for individuals and nations. Even non-believers find comfort in its pages.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBibleWeek

    Check with your local church leaders for special events. Local city and state organizations will also recognize the week with readings, services and events. There are also several other ways to participate.

    • Attend a service.
    • Explore the Bible and discover a new verse.
    • Host a Bible discussion
    • Attend a Bible luncheon
    • Give a Bible to someone
    • Share your favorite verse
    • Invite a friend to join you in a Bible reading.
    • Read a different translation of the Bible than you’re accustomed to
    • Attend a service for a denomination different from yours
    • Read the Bible aloud to someone

    Use #NationalBibleWeek when sharing on social media.


    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt first declared National Bible Week in 1941 during World War II. At the time, the National Bible Association read passages on the air at NBC between radio broadcasts to encourage the nation during a time of war.

    Since then, every president has declared the week of Thanksgiving National Bible Week.


  • NATIONAL GAME AND PUZZLE WEEK – Week of Thanksgiving


    While the family is gathering for Thanksgiving, it’s time for National Game and Puzzle Week.

    It’s an excellent time to break out the board games and puzzles. With so many family and friends gathered in one place, set up a tournament. Get conversations started with complex puzzles. Puzzles and games keep the brain sharp after carbohydrate loaded meals. Cousins and siblings challenge each other in a variety of card and board games. At the same time, they learn who has the best memory and who is the sleuth. Of course, someone is always a strategist, and then there’s the quiet one who comes from behind and wins it all.

    Every family member can play, too! From grandparents to the youngest, get everyone involved in some way.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #GameAndPuzzleWeek

    Plan ahead. When extending invites, ask each guest to bring a game or puzzle and a dish. Keep in mind your age groups so that everyone can play.

    Here are a few suggestions:

    • Ages 3 and up:
      • Don’t Break the Ice
      • Ants in the Pants
    • Ages 4 and up
      • Connect 4
    • Ages 6 and up
      • 5 Second Rule, Jr.
      • Jenga
    • Ages 8 and up
      • Monopoly
      • Apples to Apples
    • Ages 14 and up
      • Game of Things
    • Others
      • Charades
      • Musical Chairs
      • 20 questions
      • I spy

    Grab the cards, board games, and puzzles and have fun with the family.  Use #GamesAndPuzzleWeek to share on social media.


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  • NATIONAL DEAL WEEK – Begins Wednesday Before Thanksgiving

    National Deal Week recognizes Black Friday and Cyber Monday create the busiest online spending period of the year.


    Log on to your favorite shopping sites for the best deals of the year. Use #NationalDealWeek to share on social media.


    Deal News founded National Deal Week in 2011 to celebrate the rapid growth of online shopping.

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  • WORLD KINDNESS WEEK – Week of November 13


    Spread kindness all week long during World Kindness Week, held during the week of World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day falls on November 13th each year, which is why World Kindness Week starts Monday of that week.

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    “Wherever there is human need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” Kevin Heath

    It can be hard to stay positive in this crazy world. Bullying is prevalent, and bad things often happen to the nicest people. Having an attitude of gratitude can be helpful in optimistic. So can being kind to others. Kindness is the quality of being friendly and considerate. Showing kindness goes a long way. Kindness helps others feel valued. Kindness also has benefits for the person being kind. These benefits include:

    • elevation of dopamine levels in the brain, which makes us feel good
    • the feeling of emotional warmth, which leads to a healthier heart
    • reduction in inflammation, which can slow the aging process
    • reduction of emotional distance, which helps couples feel more bonded
    • Contagiousness that often sets off a pay-it-forward ripple effect

    With all of these incredible benefits, it pays in more ways than one to be kind. Being kind changes lives. It not only changes your life, but it improves the lives of those on the receiving end of kindness. Some even believe that kindness has the potential to change the whole world.

    What are you waiting for you? If you need to work on kindness, World Kindness Week is the perfect time to start.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldKindnessWeek

    Here are some ways to participate:

    • Write notes of kindness on small pieces of paper and stick them in random library books
    • Hand out notes of encouragement wherever you go, including the grocery store, coffee shop, etc.
    • Offer to do an errand for someone like walking their dog or helping them with groceries
    • Cook dinner for a friend and bring it to their home
    • Give notes of appreciation to family members, coworkers, and service providers
    • Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant
    • Pay for the coffee or meal of the person behind you at the drive-thru
    • Give someone, or several people, a hug
    • Encourage others to be kind

    Come up with your own creative kindness ideas on social media and share using #WorldKindnessWeek when sharing on social media.

    “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” Unknown


    In 1998, the World Kindness Movement launched the first World Kindness Day. Over 28 nations are involved in the World Kindness Movement. Through the years, World Kindness Day evolved into an entire week of kindness. World Kindness Week is celebrated during the second week of November, beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday. The week incorporates World Kindness Day, which is held annually on November 13th.

    Quote mark“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.
    Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama