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World Vegan Day – November 1 – Holding Yourself to a Higher Eating Standard

Often misunderstood but a #Vegan #diet is one devoid of any animal products not even a trace. Is it part of the #Mediterranean or #Cretan diet?

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Guy Fawkes Night – Nov 5th –

Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night call it what you will, a fun time; another excuse for a commemoration across Britain but focussed on England with the original reasons for the event long forgotten. 

UN – International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/environment_war/index.html

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UN – World Science Day for Peace and Development

More on this day at short form URL
http://tinyurl.com/yhdabug

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UN – World Diabetes Day WHO
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2006/world_diabetes_day/en/

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International Day of Tolerance
and (Third Sunday of each November) World Day of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
International Tolerance Day page:
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/tolerance/index.html
Traffic Victims Page:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/road_victims/en/index.html

Polytechneio Day
Whether at weekend or weekday Nov 17 is remembered as the day the students protested in Athens against the ruling military junta. If Nov 17 falls on a weekday all students celebrate the day of freedom from dictatorship and schools close this day in most places.

European Anti-Biotic Day, Every Nov 18

Raising awareness on the threat to human health by over-use of anti-biotics.
Organised by the European Centre for Prevention and Disease Control (ECDC) in Sweden. Each EU state participates.

UN World Philosophy Day (UNESCO) (Third Thursday in November every year)

Of eminent philosophical importance, the 1948 Declaration implicitly evokes the universality of human beings and their rights. It also provides an opportunity to revisit today some of the key concepts that underpin our modernity: human dignity, freedom and universality.

UNESCO Link to this day: http://tinyurl.com/y9cmqr9

UN – World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

World COPD Day on 18 November is a global effort to expand understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and advocate for better care for patients.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_copd_day/en/index.html

UN – Universal Children’s Day

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child addresses the rights of children and youth under the age of 18.

http://www.unac.org/en/news_events/un_days/children1.asp

UN – Africa Industrialization Day

“The international community must work with African Governments and institutions to do the research, make the investments and deploy the technologies for a climate-resilient, low-carbon growth path, one that will feed Africa’s growing population and raise living standards by building the industries of the future. Industrialization can drive positive social change”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

http://www.un.org/en/events/africaday/

UN – World Television Day

The celebration highlights how communications have become one of today’s central international issues, not only for their relevance to the world economy, but also for their implications for social and cultural development.

http://www.un.org/en/events/televisionday/

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY – BUY NOTHING DAY

Anti-Consumerism protest  started in #Vancouver #Canada. Celebrated in UK, #Greece + around the world (except USA – following Black Friday) on last Saturday of Nov each year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buy_Nothing_Day

UN – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On 6 November 2009, UNIFEM launched the global advocacy initiative Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, which will stimulate, count and showcase actions on ending violence against women.

http://www.unifem.org/campaigns/sayno/

UN – World Maritime Day  (IMO) (During Last Week of September)
http://www.imo.org/About/mainframe.asp?topic_id=320
The day is significant for Greece. It is one of the major shipping fleet nations in the world.

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Table Top sale at Commotions Cafe/Bar Istron commencing at 11 am (10km east of Agios. Lots of great items, Clothes, Cases, Household items, Books, CDs, DVDs, board games etc. proceeds to PAWS charity.
DO NOT MISS IT

UN – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II)). 

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/palestinian/index.html

Saint Andrew’s Day (Bank Holiday in Scotland only)

If ever Saint Andrews falls at a weekend then the following Monday is to be the public holiday in Scotland in lieu. It was in January 2007, the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act was given royal assent, making 30 November a unique bank holiday to Scotland.

UN – World Aids Day

This is a world in which no society, and no group within society, can remain immune to AIDS as the epidemic evolves and metamorphoses.

http://www.unac.org/en/news_events/un_days/aids1.asp

UN – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV)of 2 December 1949).

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/slavery/index.html

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