National Bible Sunday - January 26, 2020 (Fourth Sunday in January)
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Pistachio Day
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
World Leprosy Day - January 26, 2020 (Last Sunday in January)
2020 Weekly Holidays that include January 26, are:
Catholic Schools Week - January 26, 2019 - February 1, 2020 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
Cordova Ice Worm Days - January 25 - February 1, 2020
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 18-26, 2020
National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 26-31, 2020 (Last Business Week in January)
National Meat Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
National School Choice Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020 (Last Week in January)
2020 Monthly Holidays that include January 26, 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! 2020 dates are January 5 - February 20, 2020
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 11-26, 2020 (Denver, CO)
International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 16-26, 2020 (Monaco)
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 17 - February 8, 2020 (Fort Worth, TX)
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 23 - February 2, 2020 (St. Paul, MN)
Sundance Film Festival - January 23 - February 2, 2020 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 25-26, 2020 (Daytona, FL)
The Astrological Sign for January 26 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.
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (d. 1987)
1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor
1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
1958 – Anita Baker, American singer
1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
1893 – Abner Doubleday, American military figure, and credited inventor of baseball (b. 1819)
1932 – William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (b. 1861)
1979 – Nelson Rockefeller, American politician - 41st Vice President of the United States (b. 1908)
1983 – Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football coach (b. 1913)
2016 - Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller) (b. 1921)
2017 - Mike Connors, American actor (Mannix) (b. 1925)
2017 - Barbara Hale, American actress (Perry Mason) (b. 1922)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
Actor Ronald Reagan (28) weds Academy Award winning actress Jane Wyman
(23) in Glendale, California. He later went on to marry. They divorced in 1949 and he went on to marry Nancy Davis in 1952 and become the 40th President of the United States between 1981–89.
Quote of the Day
January 26 is Spouse's Day! A day to celebrate your spouse, show your appreciation, and spend time with them. Let your spouse know how much they are loved, appreciated, and respected.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Holiday and Observances Recipe of the Day is a Easy Vegetarian Curry Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. She gives several different versions of the recipe, based on seasonal vegetables, and provides a bunch of different options for toppings.
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
1788 – The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
1837 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. State
1838 – U.S. State of Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
1861 – During the American Civil War, the U.S. State of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1870 – During the American Civil War, Virginia rejoins the Union.
1905 – The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
1911 – Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1939 - Filming begins on Gone With the Wind
1942 – During World War II, the first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland
1948 - Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in US Armed Forces is signed
1954 - Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
1998 - Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
2005 - Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.
This Day in Music
1956 - Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session
1961 - Elvis Presley's, Are You Lonesome Tonight hits #1 on the UK singles chart
1974 - Ringo Starr's You're Sixteen hits #1
1997 - ZZ Top, James Brown, and the Blues Brothers, perform at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show in New Orleans.
2003 - Justin Timberlake went to #1 on the UK album chart with his
debut solo album, Justified, which stayed on the charts for over a year.
Anita Baker was born on this day in 1958. Sweet Love was one of my favorite songs of hers.
This Day in Sports
1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1963 - Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
1977 - Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift
1980 - Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
1986 - Superbowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Superbowl. The MVP is Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
1992 - Superbowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Superbowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
1997 - Superbowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts.
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