Holidays and Observances
2018 Daily Holidays that fall on January 8, include:
- Argyle Day
- Blue Monday - January 8, 2018 (First Monday of the year, except for New Years Day)
- Bubble Bath Day
- Coming of Age Day - January 8, 2018 (Celebrated in Japan on the Second Monday of January)
- Earth's Rotation Day
- International Typing Day
- Midwife's Day or Women's Day - (In Greece)
- National Clean Off Your Desk Day - January 8, 2018 (Second Monday in January)
- National English Toffee Day
- National Joygerm Day
- National Man Watcher's Day - (Also known as Male Watcher's Day)
- National Weigh-In Day - January 8, 2018 (First Monday after New Years)
- Show and Tell Day at Work
- War on Poverty Day
- World Literary Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include January 8, are:
- Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 8-12, 2018
- Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 7-13, 2018
- National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 7-13, 2018 (Second Week of January)
- National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 1-8, 2018
- New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2018
- Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
- Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
2018 Monthly Holidays that include January 8, 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!
- National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 6-21, 2018 (Denver, CO)
- Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 6-13, 2018 (Harrisburg, PA)
The Astrological Sign for January 8 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.
- 1935 - Elvis Presley - singer
- 1947 - David Bowie - singer/actor
- 1324 - Marco Polo a Venetian explorer dies at 69
- 1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1811 - U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun marries Floride Bonneau
- 1973 - Actor Michael Caine marries model Shakira Baksh
Quote of the Day
"Associate with Men of Good Quality if You esteem Your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company". ~ George Washington
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
January is National Oatmeal Month. The recipe of the day is a great Oatmeal Muffins Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
- 1790 - The 1st US President George Washington delivers the 1st state of the union address.
- 1835 - The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
- 1838 - 1st telegraph message sent using dots & dashes in New Jersey.
- 1867 - African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
- 1870 - US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins.
- 1918 - Mississippi becomes the 1st state to ratify the 18th amendment. (prohibition)
- 1940 - During World War II, Britain introduces food rationing
- 1945 - "Youth for Christ", organizes
- 1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
- 1964 - US President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
- 1968 - Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV
- 1973 - USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
- 1974 - Loch Ness Monster photographed
- 1993 - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
- 2002 - President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
This Day in Music
- 1956 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 & stays at #1 for 11 weeks
- 1964 - The Beatles, I Want To Hold Your Hand, is released in the US and soon becomes the first Beatles song to become popular in the US
- 1966 - The Beatles album Rubber Soul becomes their seventh #1 album, and stays at # 1 for 6 weeks.
- 1966 - Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
The above clip is The Beatles singing I Want to Hold Your Hand.
This Day in Sports
- 1902 - 1st National Bowling Championship held in Chicago, Illinois
- 1962 - Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21 makes his 1st pro appearance and came in 50th
- 1986 - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
- 1993 - Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
- 1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (biology) A group of genetically identical individuals (plants,
fungi, bacteria etc.) that have grown in a given location, all
originating from asexual reproduction of a single ancestor.
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