On this day

The Day Of The Dead image
1st November

The Day Of The Dead

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) festivities are held on November 1st (All Saints Day) and November 2nd (All Souls Day), a celebration which (almost)

National Deviled Egg Day image
2nd November

National Deviled Egg Day

The holidays and indeed party season will be upon us faster than you can say 'eat, drink and be merry,' and it just so happens that today we celebrate

David Embury's birthday image
3rd November

David Embury's birthday

The author of that seminal work, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Augustus Embury was born on this day in 1886 in Pine Woods, upstate New York. He

National Candy Day image
4th November

National Candy Day

Although you never need an excuse to eat sweets, there is of course a day dedicated to 'candy', and that day is the 4th of November.

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night Cocktails image
5th November

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night Cocktails

Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.

National Nacho Day image
6th November

National Nacho Day

Not a fan of nachos? Then today is nacho lucky day! Yes, today is National Nacho Day, a day dedicated to those delicious fried tortilla chips that we love

Museum of Modern Art's birthday image
7th November

Museum of Modern Art's birthday

New York City's The Museum of Modern Art opened to the public on this day in 1929. Affectionately known as MoMA, with 300,000 books and exhibition catalogues,

National Harvey Wallbanger Day image
8th November

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

Of all the cocktails to have its very own day, the Harvey Wallbanger is probably the most surprising. But, yes, Harvey Wallbanger Day is a thing in American.

The Berlin Wall toppled this day image
9th November

The Berlin Wall toppled this day

On this day in 1989, protestors tore down the Berlin Wall, which had divided communist East Germany from capitalist West Germany since 1961.

Irish Coffee arrived in America this day image
10th November

Irish Coffee arrived in America this day

The splendidly named Stanton Delaplane, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, may have won a Pulitzer Prize for Reporting, but his legacy remains

The first global conflict ended this day image
11th November

The first global conflict ended this day

Today is Veterans Day in the US, Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth, and Armistice Day in the UK, France and Belgium – a solemn occasion when we

Happy Hour Day image
12th November

Happy Hour Day

Every hour should be happy but in most bars, this term does not reflect a collective state of joyousness but a period of comparatively cheap booze. Not

World Kindness Day image
13th November

World Kindness Day

Amelia Earheart once said that 'A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions', and we're keeping that at the forefront this 13th November,

National Pickle Day image
14th November

National Pickle Day

In a bit of a pickle? Perfect, because today is National Pickle Day. Celebrated annually on 14th November, this is yet another calendar day that originated

Tobacco was recorded for the first time image
15th November

Tobacco was recorded for the first time

On this day in 1492, the famous 'Explorer of the New World', Christopher Columbus, made the first recorded reference to tobacco.

Zinfandel Day image
16th November

Zinfandel Day

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless, With fruit the vines that round

National Hiking Day image
17th November

National Hiking Day

Also known as Take a Hike Day, this American national day celebrates getting out in the wild and experiencing nature first-hand, and if you're not American,

International Poitin Day image
18th November

International Poitin Day

International Poitín Day was both launched and established in 2015 at an event held at the Sun Tavern in London's Bethnal Green by Bán Poitín.

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day image
19th November

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

Niche it may be, but this unique celebration of carbonated beverages with caffeine feels like the boost we all need.

World Gibson Martini Day image
20th November

World Gibson Martini Day

Marian Beke, founder of The Gibson Bar in London (sadly now shuttered), launched World Gibson Martini Day in 2018 to celebrate this classic cocktail.

Gingerbread Cookie Day image
21st November

Gingerbread Cookie Day

With a hint of warming spice, gingerbread cookies are the perfect autumn treat (unless you're the gingerbread man of course). So cosy up and indulge in

National Cranberry Relish Day image
22nd November

National Cranberry Relish Day

Just in time for Thanksgiving, National Cranberry Relish Day has arrived, and boy are we thankful for it.

National Espresso Day image
23rd November

National Espresso Day

Essentially a shot of 'get up and go', the espresso is a firm favourite amongst coffee drinkers and goes incredibly well in a cocktail we think.

National Sardines Day image
24th November

National Sardines Day

They're small, smelly, and generally found tinned or canned, but National Sardines Day is here to change your opinions on these surprisingly nutritious

Maize Day image
25th November

Maize Day

Maize, or corn, is a cereal grain that was first domesticated by the indigenous peoples of southern Mexico about ten thousand years ago. Enjoyed worldwide,

National Cake Day image
26th November

National Cake Day

In the words of Boris Johnson, My policy on cake is pro having it, and pro eating it - unless of course it's your birthday, in Downing Street, during lockdown.

National Craft Jerky Day image
27th November

National Craft Jerky Day

We have another national day from our American friends today and this one celebrates craft jerky.

Women voted for first time on this day image
28th November

Women voted for first time on this day

Even Saudi Arabia finally saw women vote for the first time in 2015, so now equal voting rights for men and women are the norm, it's hard to imagine quite

Gaming's birthday image
29th November

Gaming's birthday

Who would have thought three lines and a couple of dots could be so much fun? Pong, the devilishly simple game that kick-started the video game era, launched

St Andrew's Day image
30th November

St Andrew's Day

Today is the day when Scots around the world celebrate their patron saint, St Andrew, who intervened in a memorable battle against the Angles around a

Welcome to Difford's Guide

All editorial and photography on this website is copyright protected

© Odd Firm of Sin 2024