“Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”
17th Century English Nursery Rhyme.
This is a typically British occasion where we celebrate the Gunpowder Plot which took place on 5 November 1605.
A group of English Catholics wanted to restore a Catholic monarch to the English throne, however, they failed to blow up the House of Lords that day. Guy Fawkes was caught guarding the gunpowder under the building and was executed for his part. As a result, he has become synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot.
Since then Brits gather in parks and gardens to watch dummies, known as ‘Guys’, burn on bonfires and fireworks light up the sky, wrapped up in woolly hats, scarves and gloves!
Here are quite a few other ideas you can adapt and use in your November social media marketing.
November Interesting Facts
I absolutely love this section of our Social Media Planners as I always discover such interesting facts. Some November trivia for you:
- Although the word November dates back to Old English, the first known use of Novemberish was by Robert Burns in 1793.
- November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar and has retained its name from the Latin “novem“ meaning “nine.”
- November is the only month used to represent a letter in the phonetic alphabet.
- According to research published in 2008, serial killers are more likely to be born in November than any other month. (How bizarre is that!)
- US Presidential elections are held every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
- The 17th-century astrologer Richard Saunders wrote that: “In this Moneth [November], Melancholy much increaseth.“ He recommended eating eggs and honey and vomiting sometimes.
- In Finland, November is called “marraskuu“ or “month of the dead“. It is the time of souls in Hell.
12 November Monthly Events
November is also known as Movember in many countries around the world. This is a fantastic movement run by The Movember Foundation, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. They’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. It’s a great cause to support and not just limited to MoBros as there are MoSistas too. So, if you want to find out how you can get involved go to https://www.movember.com/.
In every Planner, we add lots of different Monthly Holidays to help you find a theme that will suit your business. There are two pages of these in our November Planner and here are my favourites:
Aviation History Month
COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Awareness Month
Diabetes Awareness Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Inspirational Role Models Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
National Gratitude Month
National Pepper Month
Novel Writing Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Spinach and Squash Month
Take the Veg Pledge
You can always challenge yourself to go vegetarian or vegan for the month of November to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Not only will you learn some delicious new recipes but you’ll also be helping fund their life-saving research to beat cancer sooner.
However, if you want to find out more click this link and they’ll send you all the fundraising ideas, recipes and top tips you’ll need to help you through the month.
Many of these events are linked to charities so you can choose one charity to support for the month.
12 November Weekly Special Themes
Not sure you want to commit to supporting a particular theme for a month? Then, there are loads of amazing themed weeks in November. Here are just 12 of them that particularly appealed to me but you can find loads more in our November Social Media Planner.
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 4-10
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 10-18
Geography Awareness Week, November 11-17
World Kindness Week, November 11-17
Anti Bullying Week UK, November 13-17
World Nursery Rhyme Week, November 13-17
Alcohol Awareness Week, November 13-19
Self Care Week, November 13-19
International Fraud Awareness Week, November 18-24
National Game and Puzzle Week, November 18-24
Chemistry Week UK, November 19-25
Road Safety Week, November 20-26
I can’t find any reference to Drowsy Driving Prevention Week for the UK, however, I think it’s one that should definitely be introduced. I know from personal experience how easy it is to start to feel sleepy when driving and it can be very dangerous!
November Special Days
Again, there are a plethora of these which will provide you with a rich source of potential content for your November social media posts throughout the month. In the USA, the big celebration is Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, 22 November. From a retail point of view, it marks the beginning of the run-up to Christmas. Around that now are also two days that have become international promotional opportunities:
Black Friday, November 23
Cyber Monday, November 26.
A few of my personal highlights include:
All Saints’ Day, November 1, followed by All Souls Day, November 2
Hug A Bear Day, November 7
Guinness World Record Day, November 8
Remembrance Day, November 11
World Kindness Day, November 13
Beaujolais Nouveau Day, November 15
International Men’s Day, November 19
Entrepreneurs’ Day, November 20
St Andrew’s Day, November 30
There are a couple of other wine celebration days in November - one for Merlot and the other for Zinfandel!
We’ve triple checked these to make certain they are accurate for 2018 but it’s amazing how much different sites vary when you try to verify these.
As always, there are lots more of these days in our Planner as well as two pages of quotes you can use on their own or with your own image. Find out more in our November Planner.
Short of time? Then use our done-for-you social media quotes/memes. You can either buy them individually or the whole set of 20. All you need to do is add your logo and website address to personalise them! Find out more and preview them here.
Finally, I hope these November social media ideas will help you create a varied and interesting plan for the month.
Remember, there are loads more ideas to choose from in our monthly Planner!
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