2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 16, include:
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Civil Rights Day - January 16, 2017 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
Civil Service Day
Idaho Human Rights Day - January 16, 2017 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
International Hot & Spicy Food Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16, 2017 (Third Monday in January)
Martin Luther King Day of Service - January 16, 2017 (Third Monday in January)
National Crowd Feed Day - January 16, 2017 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
National Fig Newton Day
National Nothing Day
Religious Freedom Day
Robert E. Lee Day - January 16, 2017 (States of AL, AR)
State Holiday (Mississippi) - January 16, 2017
Underwater Parks Day - January 16, 2016 (2017 TBA)
Without a Scalpel Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 16, are:
Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
Healthy Weight Week - January 16-20, 2017
Hunt for Happiness Week - January 15-21, 2017 (Third Full Week)
National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 11-18, 2017
No Name Calling Week - January 16-20, 2017
Sugar Awareness Week - January 16 - 20, 2017 (Third Work Week of January)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 16, 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 16 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 Garnet, which comes in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.
1935 - A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
1950 - Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (Fame)
1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer (Love her music!!)
1974 - Kate Moss, model
1979 - Ted Cassidy, American actor and screenwriter (Lurch on the Addams Family) (b. 1932)
2013 - Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist and radio host, (Dear Abby) (b. 1918)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1865 - Brigadier General John Pegram (Confederate soldier during U.S. Civil War) marries Hetty Cary
Quote of the Day
National Nothing Day is today....so, this seemed like a great quote for the day!!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Today is International Hot & Spicy Food Day and January is National Meat Month, so a Spicy Beef Chili Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits, sounds like a great recipe pick for the day. (link goes to her site for the recipe)
This Day in History
1493 - Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
1547 – Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Czar of Russia
1759 - British Museum opens in London
1920 – The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France.
1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the Führerbunker.
1973 – The final episode of Bonanza airs on NBC.
1991 – The Coalition Forces (US & 27 allies) go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War
2002 – The UN Security Council establishes an arms embargo, and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban
2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107, and disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
This Day in Music
1965 - The Guess Who, Shakin' All Over album is released
1976 - Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
1980 - Paul McCartney packs about half a pound of marijuana in his luggage, which lands him 10 days in a Tokyo jail upon arrival.
1988 - George Harrison hits #1 with Got My Mind Set On You
1996 - Wayne Newton performs his 25,000th show in Las Vegas.
1996 - Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane Hemisphere Dancer is shot at by Jamaican authorities after being mistaken for a drug smuggler's plane, and inspires his song Jamaica Mistaica.
This Day in Sports
1972 - Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24 beats Miami-3
1974 - NY Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are elected to Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
smurf account (noun)
1. (Internet slang) An alternate account used by a known or experienced user to appear to be someone else.
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