January 25

January 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 25, include:

  • A Room of One's Own Day 
  • Better Business Communication Day - January 25, 2016 (Fourth Monday in January)
  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day -January 25, 2016 (Last Monday in January)
  • Burns Night 
  • Macintosh Computer Day 
  • National Irish Coffee Day 
  • National IV Nurse Day 
  • Observe the Weather Day 
  • Opposite Day 
  • Robert Burns Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 25, are:

  • International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 24-30, 2016
  • National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 24-30, 2016
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 25-30, 2016
  • National Medical Group Practice Week - January 25-29, 2016 (M-F week that starts on Fourth Monday in January )
  • National School Choice Week - January 24-29, 2016
  • Tax Identity Theft Week - January 24-29, 2016
  • Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) - Eve of January 24, 2016 to Eve of January 25, 2016 (Movable Date)
  • Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25

2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 25, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Sundance Film Festival - January 21-31, 2016 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
  • Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 25 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1825 – George Pickett, American Confederate general (d. 1875)
  • 1860 – Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
  • 1882 – Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)
  • 1938 – Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • 1947 – Al Capone, American organized crime figure (b. 1899)
  • 1990 – Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.

Quote of the Day

Virginia Woolf, was an English writer, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 25th, is a Italian Sausage Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Recipe of the Day is a Italian Sausage Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens in her website) Her recipe includes several different variations just using different vegetable combinations.  If you are Vegan or Vegetarian, you can just substitute vegan sausages instead.

This Day in History

  • 1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
  • 1890 – Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
  • 1919 – The League of Nations is founded.
  • 1942 – During World War II, Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
  • 1949 – The first Emmy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club
  • 1955 – The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
  • 1961 – In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  • 1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Sharon Tate-LaBianca murders.
  • 1980 – Mother Teresa honored with Indian highest civilian award Bharat Ratna
  • 2004 – Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.

This Day in Music

  • 1958 - Elvis Presley gets his first UK #1 when Jailhouse Rock tops the chart.
  • 1962 - Sam Cooke, "Twistin' the Night Away"
  • 1964 - The Beatles score their first #1 single on the U.S. charts (I Want To Hold Your Hand).
  • 1964 - The Beatles' She Loves You enters the pop charts
  • 1975 - The Carpenters' version of The Marveletts 1961 hit, Please Mr. Postman hits #1
  • 1987 - Neil Diamond performs the US National Anthem for Superbowl XXI in Pasadena, CA

Jail House Rock was one of my favorite Elvis Presley songs.

This Day in Sports

  • 1924 – The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
  • 1939 - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 round for the Heavyweight boxing title
  • 1974 - Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's, buys San Diego Padres for $12 million
  • 1980 - Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
  • 1981 - Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl.  MVP is Jim Plunkett, Oakland, Quarter Back
  • 1987 - Superbowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Superbowl.  MVP is Phil Simms, NY Giants, Quarter Back
  • 1989 - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
  • 1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) & soccer David Beckham get engaged
  • 1998 - Superbowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

ramify (verb)

1.  To divide into branches or subdivisions.
2. (figuratively) To spread or diversify into multiple fields or categories.

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