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 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
  • Memento Mori or Remember You Die Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • National Drinking Straw Day
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Day
  • National Write to Congress Day
  • Women Rock! 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

January 6th Holidays

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  • Bean Day
  • Cuddle Up Day
  • Epiphany
  • National Shortbread Day
  • National Smith Day
  • National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day
  • National Take a Poet to Lunch Day
  • National Shortbread Day
  • World Day for War Orphans

January 7th Holidays

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

January 8th Holidays

  • Argyle Day
  • Bubble Bath Day
  • Earth’s Rotation Day
  • National English Toffee Day
  • National JoyGerm Day
  • National Man Watcher’s Day
  • National Winter Skin Relief Day
  • Show and Tell Day at Work Day
  • War on Poverty Day
  • World Typing Day

January 9th Holidays

  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • National Apricot Day
  • National Law Enforcement Appreciation 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

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
  • International Kiss a Ginger Day
  • Secret Pal Day
  • National Marzipan Day
  • Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution Day
  • Work Harder Day

January 13th Holidays

  • Korean American Day
  • Make Your Dream Come True Day
  • National Peach Melba Day
  • National Rubber Ducky Day
  • Public Radio Broadcasting Day
  • National Sticker Day
  • Stephen Foster Memorial 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

  • Maintenance Day
  • National Gourmet Coffee Day
  • National Peking Duck 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

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
  • Macintosh Computer 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

January 26th Holidays

  • International Customs Day
  • Lotus 1-2-3 Day
  • National Green Juice 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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