2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 24, include:
Beer Can Appreciation Day
Belly Laugh Day
Change a Pet's Life Day
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 24, are:
International Hoof Care Week - January 24-27, 2017
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 21-29, 2017
International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 22-28, 2017
National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 22-29, 2017
National Handwriting Analysis Week - January 22-28, 2017 (Week of John Hancock's birthday on January 23)
National Medical Group Practice Week - January 23-27, 2017 (M-F week that starts on Fourth Monday in January )
National School Choice Week - January 22-28, 2017
Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 24, 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
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 13 - February 4, 2017 (Fort Worth, TX)
International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 19-29, 2017 (Monaco)
Sundance Film Festival - January 19-29, 2017 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 21 - February 19, 2017 (San Francisco, CA)
The Astrological Sign for January 24 is an Aquarius.
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.
1862 – Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
1917 – Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012) (McHale's Navy Airwolf, The Poseidon Adventure)
1918 – Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
1939 – Ray Stevens, American musician
1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer (Neville Brothers)
1941 – Neil Diamond, American singer
1943 – Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1949 – John Belushi, American actor (Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers) (d. 1982)
1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
1965 – Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
1986 – L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
1989 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
2010 – Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
2012 – James Farentino, American actor (b. 1938)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners
to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
Sir Winston Churchill was a British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.
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