THAT’S considered a Holiday? Says who? January Holidays

snowThe Monthly Holiday List has become one of the Most Popular Posts on this Blog, so expect to find this list here EVERY Month.

Find all of your January Holidays, Monthly, Weekly and Daily Below

Wanting to remain trendy and current I took a moment to Google what events were coming up for the rest of the month.

 I was stunned to get the list of what some of the  Official Holidays are, you might be surprised too.

As you will see as you read the list some of the things listed make you wonder do they really deserve a day, much less a month?

Who decided they are so special?

Aren’t there other more important things to celebrate?

And how did this list of things get an entire month instead of merely a day or a week.  Is there a committee?

Do you pay to be recognized?

 Is it political?

 Please please by all means take a moment and read the list and tell me which are your favorites.

January Monthly Holidays

Apple and Apricots Month 
Artichoke and Asparagus Month
Bath Safety Month 
Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Birth Defects Month 
Book Blitz Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
Carnival Season (1/6 to 2/21/)
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get A Balanced Life Month
Get Organized Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
International Creativity Month
International New Years Resolutions Month for Businesses
International Quality of Life Month
International Wayfinding Month
International Wealth Mentality Month
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Mentoring Month
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Soup Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Oatmeal Month
Rising Star Month
Self-help Group Awareness Month
Self-Love Month
Shape Up US Month
Teen Driving Awareness Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Worldwide Rising Star Month

January Weekly Observances

New Year’s Resolutions Week: 1-4
*Celebration of Life Week: 1-7
*Diet Resolution Week: 1-7
*Silent Record Week: 1-7
*Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week: 2-8
Home Office Safety and Security Week: 5-11
National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 5-11
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 5-12
International 3-D Week: 7-10
Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Week: 8-11 (Note: Usually week of his birthday on Jan. 8.)
*Universal Letter Writing Week: 8-14
*Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
National Vocation Awareness Week: 13-19
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 15-19
Sundance Film Festival: 16-26
*National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 18-19
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 18-26
*Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 19-25
Healthy Weight Week: 19-25
Hunt For Happiness Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Activity Professionals Week: 19-24
National Nurse Anesthetists Week: 19-25
National Handwriting Analysis Week: 19-25
No Name Calling Week: 20-24 
Sugar Awareness Week: 20-24 (3rd Work Week)
World Leprosy Week: 24-29 
Kid Film Festival: 25-26
Catholic Schools Week: 26-2/1
Meat Week: 26-2/1 (Begins on Last Sunday)
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week: 27-2/1
National Medical Group Practice Week: 27-2/1 (Starts 4th Monday)
International Hoof Care Week: 28-31
US National Snow Sculpting Week: 29-2/8

January Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Copyright Law Day: 1
Commitment Day: 1
*Ellis Island Day: 1
*Euro Day: 1
*First Foot Day: 1
*Global Family Day: 1
*Mummer’s Parade: 1
*New Years Day: 1
*New Year’s Dishonor List Day: 1
*Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1

Rose Bowl Game: 1
*Saint Basil’s Day: 1
*Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1
*Z Day: 1
*55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2
*Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2
*National Buffet Day: 2
*National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2
*National Personal Trainer Awareness Day: 2 
*National Science Fiction Day: 2  
Rabi’i: 2
*Drinking Straw Day: 3
*J.R.R. Tolkien Day: 3
*Memento Mori “Remember You Die” Day: 3
*National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day: 3
*Dimpled Chad Day: 4
Earth at Perihelion: 4
*Pop Music Chart Day: 4
*Tom Thumb Day: 4
*Trivia Day: 4
*World Braille Day: 4  
*World Hypnotism Day: 4  
*Bean Day:  5
*Bird Day: 5
*Epiphany or Twelfth Night: 6
National Weigh-In Day: 6 (Always First Monday after New Years)  
“Thank God It’s Monday” Day: 6
*Three Kings Day: 6
*Harlem Globetrotter’s Day: 7
*I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: 7
*International Programmers’ Day: 7 
*Orthodox Christmas: 7
*National Tempura Day: 7
*Argyle Day: 8
*Bubble Bath Day: 8

 *Earth’s Rotation Day: 8
*National English Toffee Day: 8  
*Midwife’s Day or Women’s Day: 8
*National Joy Germ Day: 8
*Show and Tell Day at Work: 8
*War on Poverty Day: 8
*Balloon Ascension Day: 9
*National Static Electricity Day: 9
*Panama’s Martyr Day: 9
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
*League of Nations Day: 10
*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11 
Fruitcake Toss Day: 11
National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 13 (2nd Monday)
*Public Radio Broadcasting Day: 13
*Rubber Duckie Day: 13 
*Stephen Foster Day: 13
*Caesarean Section Day: 14
*Dress Up Your Pet Day: 14 
National Poetry at Work Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday)
*Organize Your Home Day: 14
*Ratification Day: 14
*Humanitarian Day: 15 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Started in 2009
by a committee for King Days of Respect. Different than World Humanitarian Day in August.)
*Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 16 ( January 16,  April 17, July 17 and October 16)
*Nothing Day: 16
*Religious Freedom Day: 16 
Tu B’shuvat: 16
Women in Blue Jeans Day: 16-17
*Cable Car Day: 17
*Hot Heads Chili Days: 17-18
International Fetish Day: 17 (3rd Friday)
*Judgment Day: 17
*Kid Inventors’ Day:  17
Polar Bear Swim: 18
*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
*Thesaurus Day: 18
*National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 18

Martin Luther King Day: 20 (Observed)

*Popcorn Day: 19
*Tin Can Day: 19
World Religion Day: 19 L (3rd Sunday)
National Day of Service: 20
*Camcorder Day: 20
*Penguin Awareness Day: 20
*Inauguration Day: 20 (traditional)  See 21st this year.
*National Disc Jockey Day: 20
Robert E. Lee Day: 20  (3rd Monday)
Inauguration Day: 21 (Observed)
*National Hugging Day: 21

Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 21
*Squirrel Appreciation Day: 21
*Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day: 22
*Celebration of Life Day: 22
*Roe vs. Wade Day: 22
*National Handwriting Day: 23
*National Pie Day: 23
*Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23
Women’s Healthy Weight Day: 23 (Last Thursday)
*Belly Laugh Day: 24
*Beer Can Day: 24
*National Compliment Day: 24
*National Peanut Butter Day: 24
*Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24
AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 25
*A Room of One’s Own Day: 25
*Macintosh Computer Day: 25
*National Irish Coffee Day: 25(Also observed on March 17)
National Seed Swap Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
*Robert Burns Day: 25 
Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day: 25
Grammy Awards: 26
*Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26
*National Peanut Brittle Day: 26 
*Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26
World Leprosy Day: 26
*Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27 
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 27 (Always Last Monday)
*Holocaust Memorial Day: 27
*International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27
*Thomas Crapper Day: 27
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27
*Data Privacy Day: 28
*National Kazoo Day: 28
*Thank A Plugin Developer Day: 28
*Curmudgeons Day: 29
*Freethinkers Day: 29
*National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
*Thomas Paine Day: 29
*Inane Answering Message Day: 30
*Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day: 31
Chinese New Year: 31
Fun at Work Day: 31 (Last Friday)
*Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: 31
National Pre-school Fitness Day: 31 (Last Friday)

See The Rest of the Months

January Holidays

February Holidays

March Holidays

April Holidays

May Holidays

June Holidays

July Holidays

August Holiday

September Holidays

October Holidays

November Holidays

December Holidays


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