Remembrance Day – 11th November
Remembrance Day honours those who
serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.
It is a time to unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember
the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and
the Commonwealth. As is tradition, a two-minute period of silence is observed
throughout the country at 11 AM, and church services and
other ceremonial gatherings take place during the day.
A nationally televised remembrance service, generally attended by
politicians, religious leaders, military personnel, and members of the British royal family, has been held for decades at the Cenotaph monument
in central London.
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”― Linda McCartney
WORLD VEGAN DAY – 1st November
World Vegan Day originated in England in 1994, when vegan animal rights activist Louise Wallis was looking for a suitable setting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vegan Society.
In fact, it is estimated that veganism has probably been around for at least 2000 years, and the idea of vegetarianism (not eating meat) was perhaps around for even 500 years prior to that!
This day is not only dedicated to vegans but on World Vegan Day, people take the time to look at the current world situation and raise awareness of many issues that the world is facing regarding our food supply and its impact on the environment. World Vegan Day encourages people to understand why veganism is important as well as an opportunity for people to try out a vegan restaurant or dish.
How to Celebrate World Vegan Day
Kick off the month of November with World Vegan Day. And those who are really into it may find that they want to celebrate all month long! Try out these ideas for honouring this day:
– Try Out a Vegan Diet
– Get Cooking Vegan
– Get Involved with a World Vegan Day Event
– Learn About the Health Benefits of Veganism
21st – 27th November
Safeguarding Adults Week is a time for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. We hope the week will enable more organisations and individuals to feel confident in recognising signs of abuse and neglect and recording and reporting safeguarding concerns
21st - 27th November
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity that exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Every year since 2018, ACT hosts Safeguarding Adults Week which enables organisations and individuals to feel confident in recognising signs of abuse and neglect and recording and reporting safeguarding concerns.
Monday – Exploitation and County Lines
Tuesday – Self-neglect
Wednesday – Creating Safer Organisational Cultures
Thursday – Elder Abuse
Friday – Domestic Abuse in Tech-Society
Saturday & Sunday – Safeguarding in Everyday Life
National Maths Week
14th – 18th November
This week provides young people in England with a positive image of mathematics, and to contribute in a small way to changing the national attitude towards this vital and beautiful subject.
It provides a great opportunity to get creative with how to teach and have fun with maths.
Maths Week sets out to encourage children to pursue maths by promoting a more positive and inclusive approach. This is in order to allow children from all social backgrounds to access and enjoy the wonders of mathematics, which are many! Schools and higher education establishments are encouraged to participate in fun maths activities with a focus on encouraging students to consider maths as a potential career option.
St Andrews Day – 30th November
Saint Andrew’s Day, also called the Feast of Saint Andrew or Andermas, is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. It is celebrated on 30 November. Saint Andrew is the disciple in the New Testament who introduced his brother, the Apostle Peter, to Jesus, the Messiah
In 1320, St Andrew officially became the patron saint of Scotland when the country’s independence was declared with the signing of The Declaration of Arbroath.
Today Saint Andrews Day is an official bank holiday in the motherland, and is usually feted across the country with a grand celebration of Scottish culture, featuring traditional recitations, cuisine and, of course, a rollicking ceilidh.
Different regions of Scotland will have specific events and traditions commemorating Saint Andrews. For instance, in East Lothian, the annual Saltire Festival focuses on Scotland’s rich heritage in the arts and sport, with a 10K night run, golfing tournament, crafting workshops, and traditional music performances. Meanwhile, Glasgow hosts a spectacular torchlight procession through the city’s West End
GUY FAWKES NIGHT
Observed in the United Kingdom every year on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day—also called Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night—commemorates a failed assassination attempt from over 400 years ago. On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes and a group of radical English Catholics tried to assassinate King James I by blowing up Parliament’s House of Lords. The plot went awry and all of the conspirators were executed. Soon after, Britons began to celebrate Fawkes’ demise and the survival of their king by burning effigies, lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks—a tradition which has continued to this day.