2023 Daily Holidays that fall on January 3, include:
Festival of Sleep Day
Fruitcake Toss Day
J.R.R. Tolkien Day
Memento Mori "Remember You Die" Day
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
National Drinking Straw Day
National Write to Congress Day
Women Rock! Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include January 3, are:
Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2022 - January 5, 2023
Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 1-7, 2023 (Second Week of January)
National Law Enforcement Training Week - January 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of January)
National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 1-7, 2023 (Starts First Sunday in January)
National Thank Your Customers Week - January 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of January)
New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8
No Tillage Week - January 3-6, 2023
Silent Record Week - January 1-7
Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking Month (TANYRSS) - December 17, 2022 - February 5, 2023; December 17, 2023 - February 5, 2024
2023 Monthly Holidays that include January 3, 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 (Date Order)
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually 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! 2023 dates are December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023
The Astrological Sign for January 3 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 a Garnet.
1892 - J.R.R. Tolkien - author (Lord of the Rings)
1897 - Marion Davies, a US actress was born as Marion Cecilia Douras. Also known as William Randall Hearst's long time mistress, and hostess of many of his events at his home, known as Hearst Castle at San Simeon, California.
1945 - Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist for Cosby Stills & Nash
1956 - Mel Gibson - actor
2012 - Bob Weston, English songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac) (b. 1947)
2014 - Phil Everly, American singer and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (b. 1939)
2019 - Herb Kelleher, an American businessman who co-founded Southwest Airlines (b. 1931)
Quote of the Day
In honor of J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, the quote of the day is from him!
Image by Joseph McGinn taken on the road from Dunedin to Queenstown, New Zealand. As Military Dependents, we were lucky and lived in Australia for 4 years while growing up. While there, we took a week vacation, and traveled all over New Zealand's southern island and actually stopped in Dunedin on our way back up to Christchurch. Super Gorgeous Country - See Holidays in New Zealand for more info!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Two of the Observances in January are Bread Machine Baking Month, and National Oatmeal Month, so preparing this great Oatmeal Bread Recipe in a bread machine is a great choice! You can find the recipe at the link above, on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website.
This Day in History
1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the bishop
1777 - Washington defeats the British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1870 - Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, and is completed May 24, 1883
1933 - Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North
Dakota House of Representatives and is the first female to hold a Speaker
position anywhere in the United States.
1938 - The March of Dimes is established to fight polio
1941 - Canada & the United States both acquire air bases in Newfoundland. (We actually stopped at the US Air Base on our way back to the US after my Dad had been stationed in Augsberg, Germany for several years, where we were both born.)
1943 - 1st missing persons telecast in New York City
1944 - In World War II, Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero. (I think I pretty much watched every TV episode of the Black Sheep Squadron with Robert Conrad)
1958 - Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole overland
1959 - Alaska is admitted as the 49th United States state
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Apple Computers incorporate
2000 - The last weekday original Peanuts comic strip is published.
2015 - Militants from Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group, attack the entire town of Baga in northeast Nigeria and kill at least 2,000 people
2020 - An American airstrike near the Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian General Qasem Soleimani
This Day in Music
1964 - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
1967 - Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
1969 - John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
1970 - Davy Jones of the Monkey's announces he is leaving the group. (He was always my favorite!!)
1971 - B.J. Thomas' Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, hits #1.
1972 - Don McLean's American Pie song is Certified Gold.
1974 - Jim Croce's Time in a Bottle song is Certified Gold.
1987 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
1999 - The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
B.J. Thomas's Song, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head was used in one of my favorite parts in the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Movie with Katherine Ross, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford. This was such a great movie!!
This Day in Sports
1920 - New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
1983 - Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
and how (phrase) 1. (idiomatic, colloquial) Used to strongly confirm preceding utterance.
Wishing You a Great Day!
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