2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 15, include:
National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 15, 2017
Strawberry Ice Cream Day
World Religion Day - January 15, 2017 (Third Sunday in January)
World Snow Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 15, are:
Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
Hunt for Happiness Week - January 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)
National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 11-18, 2017
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 15, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my January Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of January.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 7-22, 2017 (Denver, CO)
North American International Auto Show - January 8-22, 2017 (Detroit, MI)
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 13 - February 4, 2017 (Fort Worth, TX)
The Astrological Sign for January 15 is a Capricorn.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for January are:
Carnation - The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January. The symbolization of the Carnation means love, pride, beauty, purity, distinction, fascination, and loyal.
Snowdrop is a white flower with three small petals in the middle surrounded by three larger petals on the outside. The symbolization of the snowdrop means love, fascination, and purity.
See our GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!
The Birthstone for January is a Garnet.
1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1951 - Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)
1876 - Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady
2016 - Dan Haggerty, American actor (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams) (b. 1941)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1930 - Estee Mentzer marries Joseph Lauder - they are founders of the Estee Lauder Companies.
2013 - Actor Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) marries Stan Cadwallader
Our Dad, who was in the Army worked at the Pentagon, for four years. We lived in McLean Virginia, and then in Arlington, Virginia during that time. The Pentagon was one of the 9/11 Targets - in fact where the plane went through, was where my Dad's old office used to be.
This Day in Music
1961 - The Supremes signed with Motown Records
1966 - The Rolling Stones' December's Children album is certified gold
1971 - George Harrison's, My Sweet Lord is released
1972 - Don McLean's American Pie hits #1
1976 - Joe Walsh replaces Bernie Leadon on guitar for Eagles.
1977 - The Eagles' Hotel California album hits #1
1977 - Leo Sayer's You Make Me Feel Like Dancing hits #1
1981 - Stevie Wonder leads a rally in Washington to get Martin Luther King's birthday declared an official holiday. He performs his song "Happy Birthday," written for King, which becomes a rallying call for the movement.
The video above is Leo Sayer with the Muppets singing his #1 Hit, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.
This Day in Sports
1942 - The Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley Field due to World War II
1967 - First Super Bowl - Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City Chiefs 35-10