January Holidays and Observances

January  Holidays and Observances

Fun quirky, silly and serious daily holidays throughout the month!

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January 1st Holidays

  • Apple Gifting Day
  • Commitment Day
  • Copyright Law Day
  • Ellis Island Day
  • Euro Day
  • Global Family Day
  • National Bloody Mary Day
  • National First Foot Day
  • National Hangover Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • World Day of Peace
  • Z Day

January 2 Holidays

  • 55-MPH Speed Limit Day
  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
  • National Motivation and Inspiration Day
  • National Buffet Day
  • National Cream Puff Day
  • National Weigh-In Day
  • National Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
  • National Science Fiction Day
  • Swiss Cheese Day

January 3rd Holidays

  • Festival of Sleep Day
  • Humiliation Day
  • International Jewish Book Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • National Drinking Straw Day
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Day
  • National Write to Congress Day
  • Women Rock! Day
  • Remember You Die Day

January 4th Holidays

  • Dimpled Chad Day 
  • Free Flower Basket Day
  • National Spaghetti Day
  • National Trivia Day
  • Pop Music Chart Day
  • Tom Thumb Day
  • World Braille Day
  • World Hypnotism Day

January 5th Holidays

  • National Bird Day
  • National Whipped Cream Day

January 6th Holidays

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  • Bean Day
  • Cuddle Up Day
  • Epiphany
  • Apple Tree Day
  • Bean Day
  • Cuddle Up Day
  • Epiphany
  • National Shortbread Day
  •   National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day
  • National Take a Poet to Lunch Day

January 7th Holidays

  • Distaff Day
  • Fruitcake Toss Day
  • Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
  • I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day
  • National Old Rock Day
  • International Programmers’ Day
  • National Bobblehead Day
  • National Tempura Day
  • National Pass Gas Day
  • Orthodox Christmas Day

January 8th Holidays

  • Argyle Day
  • Baptism of the Lord
  • Bubble Bath Day
  • Earth’s Rotation Day
  • National English Toffee Day
  • National JoyGerm Day
  • National Man Watcher’s Day
  • Show and Tell Day at Work Day
  • War on Poverty Day
  • World Typing Day

January 9th Holidays

  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • International Choreographers Day
  • National Apricot Day
  • National Word Nerd Day
  • National Static Electricity Day
  • Play God Day

January 10th Holidays

  • Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • Peculiar People Day
  • Save the Eagles Day
  • National Poetry at Work Day

January 11th Holidays

  • Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day
  • Hot Toddy Day
  • International Thank-You Day
  • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
  • Milk Day
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
  • Secret Pal Day

January 12th Holidays

  • Curried Chicken Day
  • Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
  • International Kiss a Ginger Day
  • National Marzipan Day
  • National Pharmacist Day
  • Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution Day
  • Work Harder Day

January 13th Holidays

  • Make Your Dream Come True Day
  • National Peach Melba Day
  • National Rubber Ducky Day
  • Public Radio Broadcasting Day
  • National Sticker Day

January 14th Holidays

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  • Feast of the Ass
  • International Kite Day
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • Organize Your Home Day
  • Ratification Day
  • Take a Missionary to Lunch Day

January 15th Holidays

  • Humanitarian Day
  • National Hat Day
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
  • National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • Wikipedia Day

January 16th Holidays

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • Book Publishers Day
  • International Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • National Fig Newton Day
  • National Good Teen Day
  • National Nothing Day
  • Prohibition Remembrance Day
  • Religious Freedom Day

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  • Ben Franklin Day
  • Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day
  • Cable Car Day
  • Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
  • Judgment Day
  • Hot-Buttered Rum Day
  • National Hot Heads Chili Day
  • Kid Inventors’ Day

January 18th Holidays

  • National Gourmet Coffee Day
  • National Peking Duck Day
  • National Sanctity of Human Life Day
  • National Winnie the Pooh Day
  • Thesaurus Day

National 19th Holidays

  • Artist as Outlaw Day
  • Brew a Potion Day
  • Good Memory Day
  • National Popcorn Day
  • Tenderness Toward Existence Day
  • Tin Can Day

January 20th Holidays

  • Camcorder Day
  • International Day of Acceptance
  • National Buttercrunch Day
  • National Cheese Lovers Day
  • National Disc Jockey Day
  • Penguin Awareness Day
  • Take a Walk Outdoors Day

January 21st Holidays

  • National Granola Bar Day
  • National Hugging Day
  • National New England Clam Chowder Day
  • One-Liners Day
  • Own Your Own Home Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22nd Holidays

  • Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
  • Celebration of Life Day
  • Dance of the Seven Veils Day
  • Come in From the Cold Day
  • National Hot Sauce Day
  • National Polka Dot Day
  • National Blonde Brownie Day

January 23rd Holidays

  • Measure Your Feet Day
  • National Handwriting Day
  • National Pie Day
  • Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day
  • National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 24th Holidays

  • Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • Belly Laugh Day
  • National “Just Do It” Day
  • National Compliment Day
  • National Lobster Thermidor Day
  • National Eskimo Pie Patent Day
  • National Peanut Butter Day
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day

January 25th Holidays

  • A Room of One’s Own Day
  • National Opposite Day
  • Macintosh Computer Day

January 26th Holidays

  • International Customs Day
  • Lotus 1-2-3 Day
  • National Peanut Brittle Day
  • Spouses Day
  • Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

January 27th Holidays

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    (Auschwitz Liberation Day)
  • National Chocolate Cake Day
  • National  Geographic Day
  • Punch the Clock Day
  • Thomas Crapper Day
  • Vietnam Peace Day

January 28th Holidays

  • Daisy Day
  • Data Privacy Day
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day
  • National Kazoo Day
  • Pop Art Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup Day
  • Thank a Plugin Developer Day

January 29th Holidays

  • Curmudgeons Day
  • Freethinkers Day
  • National Carnation Day
  • National Corn Chip Day
  • National Puzzle Day
  • Seeing Eye Dog Day
  • Thomas Paine Day

January 30th Holidays

  • National Croissant Day
  • National Escape Day
  • National Inane Answering Message Day
  • School Day of Non-violence and Peace
  • Yodel for Your Neighbors Day

January 31st Holidays

  • Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day
  • Backwards Day
  • Brandy Alexander Day
  • Eat Brussel Sprouts Day
  • Hell is Freezing Over Day
  • Hug an Economist Day
  • Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
  • National Hot Chocolate Day
  • Scotch Tape Day

Floating Holidays

(Holidays that fall on different days each year.)

January Monthly and Weekly Observances

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • National Winter Sports
  • TBI Awareness Month
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week (first full week of January)

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1 thought on “January Holidays and Observances”

  1. Thank you Lisa for helping those of us who are all alone to remember all these special days and those of us with big busy beautiful days filled with lots of people remember these fun & thoughtful days.
    Great collection!

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