2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 6, include:
Apple Tree Day
Cuddle Up Day
Epiphany, or Three Kings Day (12th Day After Christmas)
National Bean Day
National Shortbread Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 6, are:
Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 3-9, 2016
National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-10, 2016
National Pizza Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2016
No Tillage Week - January 6-9, 2016
Silent Record Week - January 1-7
Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 6, 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! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
The Astrological Sign for January 6 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.
1367 - King Richard II of England
1412 - Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France
1854 - Sherlock Holmes fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
1914 - Danny Thomas, comedian know for the Danny Thomas Show
1882 - Louis Braille, French teach of the blind, and inventor of braille (b. 1809)
1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States from 1901-09 (b. 1858)
1993 - John B. "Dizzy" Gillespie, American singer, songwriter and blues trumpet player (b. 1917)
2006 - Lou Rawls, American singer, songwriter, producer and actor (b. 1933)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1759 - George Washington, the 1st U.S. President marries Martha Dandridge Custis
1903 - Physicist Albert Einstein marries Mileva Maric
1945 - George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. President, marries Barbara Pierce
Mother Teresa started her work in India on January 6, in 1929. She is such an inspirational person with many great quotes, it was hard just to pick one! I loved the one above in combination with the picture that clearly defines the love between the man and his dog.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Since January 6 is National Bean Day, here is a great Black Bean Tostada Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
1773 - Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom.
1912 - New Mexico becomes 47th state
1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.
1930 - 1st diesel engine automobile trip, in a Packard sedan, was completed from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
1941 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
1960 - National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack with multiple targets. (Scary to read about the details of this plot - sounds similar to 9-11, but with more targets)
This Day in Music
1964 - The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Their opening act was the Ronettes.
1968 - Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, album hits #1 and stays at #1 for the next 8 weeks.
1973 - Carly Simon's, You're So Vain hits #1. It remained at #1 for three weeks.
1976 - Peter Frampton's live, double album Frampton Comes Alive! is released. It eventually sells over 8 million copies.
1979 - The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day.
2002 - Daniel Bedingfield returns to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time with Gotta Get Thru This.
The video above of Carly Simon's, Your So Vain was filmed for her 1987 Live from Martha's Vineyard DVD. She has never publicly revealed who this song was about. She had just married James Taylor about a month before this song hit number 1, but she had also dated others like Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristopherson.
This Day in Sports
1980 - Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
1994 - Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
1998 - Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place. 2. (Roman history, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time. 3. Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.
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