2020 Daily Holidays that fall on January 27, include:
Auschwitz Liberation Day
Better Business Communication Day - January 27, 2020 (Fourth Monday in January)
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day -January 27, 2020 (4th Monday in January)
Chocolate Cake Day
Holocaust Memorial Day - (United Kingdom)
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
National Geographic Day
Punch the Clock Day
Thomas Crapper Day
Vietnam Peace Day
Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland used during World War II
2020 Weekly Holidays that include January 27, 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
National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 26-31, 2020 (Last Business Week in January)
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 27 - February 1, 2020
National Meat Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
National Medical Group Practice Week - January 27 - Feb 1, 2020 (M-F week that starts on Fourth Monday in January )
National School Choice Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020 (Last Week in January)
Tax Identity Theft Week - January 27 - February 2, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include January 27, 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
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.
The Astrological Sign for January 27 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.
1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1832 – Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898) (Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass)
1850 – Edward J. Smith, English captain of the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
1908 – William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (d. 1993)
1595 – Sir Francis Drake, English explorer (b. c.1540) ( Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581)
1910 – Thomas Crapper, English inventor (b. 1836)
2010 – J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919) (Catcher in The Rye)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1937 - Singer Nat King Cole marries dancer Nadine Robinson
Quote of the Day
January 27th is Auschwitz Liberation Day and the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
Lest We Forget!
During World War II, the Nazi's persecuted and murdered six MILLION Jews. Six Million!!! How incredibly sad! Sadly, the world did not learn it's lesson, and in today's world, Christians have now taken over as being the most persecuted religious group in the world.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Recipe of the Day is a Chocolate Strawberry Bread Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. This is a lightened recipe that should work for celebrating Chocolate Cake Day today!
This Day in History
1671 - Pirate Henry Morgen lands at Panama City
1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
1864 - Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
1880 - Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
1915 - US Marines occupy Haiti
1918 -Tarzan of the Apes, the 1st Tarzan movie, premieres
1948 - 1st tape recorder sold
1973 - US & Vietnam sign cease-fire
1976 - "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
1977 - 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV
1996 – Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
2006 – Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
This Day in Music
1956 - Elvis Presley, Heartbreak Hotel is released. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week, and would eventually sell over a million, becoming Elvis' first Gold record.
1961 - Frank Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Martin Luther King.
1962 - Elvis Presley's, Can't Help Falling In Love is certified gold.
1968 - Otis Redding, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay is released
1968 - The Bee Gees made their live debut in the US when they played at the Anaheim Center in California
1972 - The New Seekers' I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing is certified gold.
1973 - Stevie Wonder's Superstition hits #1 - this is his second #1
1984 - At the peak of his popularity, Michael Jackson films an ad for Pepsi which goes horribly wrong when some stray pyro sets his hair on fire and causes him second degree burns.
1990 - Kylie Minogue had her third UK #1 single with Tears On My
Pillow, which was originally a US hit for Little Anthony and The
Imperials in 1958. (shown below)
This Day in Sports
1894 - 1st college basketball game, U of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
1963 - Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1984 - LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
1991 - Superbowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Superbowl. The MVP is, Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The process of doubting or the state of being in doubt; hesitation, uncertainty. 2. A pang or expression of doubt.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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