January Holidays

The January Holidays start off with New Years Day - the start of a brand new year!  A time for a fresh start and setting some realistic New Years Resolutions. If you indulged a little more than you should have on New Years Eve, the day might be a quiet one in bed recovering from the night before!

Ham and Bean Soup

January is National Soup Month!  Nothing like a great bowl of homemade healthy soup in the winter months! Pictured above is a Ham and White Bean Soup - Recipe by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits.  To see this recipe and her other Soup Recipes, check out her Healthy Soup Recipes on her Healthy Diet Habits Website!

Below you will find our listing of the Holidays and Observances that fall in January.  


NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
  3. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!


Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
  • Apple and Apricots Month
  • Artichoke and Asparagus Month
  • Bath Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
  • California Restaurant Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Eye Care Month
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • Human Resource Month
  • International Brain Teaser Month
  • International Change Your Stars Month
  • International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • International New Year's Resolution Month for Business
  • International Quality of Life Month
  • International Wayfinding Month
  • International Wealth Mentality Month
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Be On-Purpose Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Book Blitz Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Mail Order Gardening Month
  • National Meat Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Physiotherapy Month
  • National Polka Music Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Skating Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Staying Healthy Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month
  • Oatmeal Month
  • Prune Breakfast Month
  • Retail Bakers Month
  • Rising Star Month
  • Self-Help Group Awareness Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Shape Up US Month
  • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Bald Eagle Appreciation Days - January 18-19, 2014
  • Catholic Schools Week - January 26 - February 1, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
  • Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 8-11, 2014
  • Healthy Weight Week - January 19-25, 2014
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 5-11, 2014
  • Hunt for Happiness Week - January 19-25, 2014 (Third Full Week)
  • International Printing Week - Third Week of January
  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 18-26, 2014
  • International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • National Activity Professionals Week - January 19-25, 2014
  • National Certified Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 19-25, 2014
  • National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 19-25, 2014
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 27 - February 1, 2014
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 5-11, 2014 (Second Week of January)
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week - January 17-23
  • National Handwriting Analysis Week - January 19-25, 2014 (Fourth Week of January)
  • National Irish Coffee Week - Fourth Week of January
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 5-11, 2014
  • National Meat Week - January 26 - February 1, 2014 (Fourth Week of January)
  • National Pizza Week - January 5-11, 2014 (Second Week of January)
  • National School Choice Week - January 26 - February 1, 2014
  • New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-7, 2014
  • No Name Calling Week - January 20-24, 2014 
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7
  • Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
  • Sugar Awareness Week - January 20 - 24, 2014 (Third Work Week of January)
  • Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
  • World Kiwanis Week - Third Week of January


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • Apple Gifting Day - January 1
  • Bonza Bottler Day - January 1
  • Commitment Day - January 1
  • Copyright Law Day - January 1
  • Ellis Island Day - January 1
  • First Foot Day - January 1
  • Global Family Day - January 1
  • Mummer's Parade - January 1
  • National Bloody Mary Day - January 1
  • New Years Day - January 1
  • New Year's Dishonor List Day - January 1
  • Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day - January 1
  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - January 1 (Catholic)
  • St. Basil's Day - January 1
  • World Day of Peace - January 1
  • Z Day - January 1
  • 55 MPH Speed Limit Day - January 2
  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day - January 2
  • National Buffet Day - January 2
  • National Cream Puff Day - January 2
  • National Motivation and Inspiration Day - January 2
  • National Personal Trainer Awareness Day - January 2
  • National Pet Travel Safety Day - January 2
  • National Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes it Day - January 2
  • National Science Fiction Day - January 2
  • Festival of Sleep Day - January 3
  • Fruitcake Toss Day - January 3
  • Humiliation Day - January 3
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Day - January 3
  • Memento Mori Remember You Die Day - January 3
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day - January 3
  • National Drinking Straw Day - January 3
  • Dimpled Chad Day - January 4
  • Earth at Perihelion - January 4, 2014 (closest to the Sun) - Moveable Date
  • Free Flower Basket Day - January 4
  • National Spaghetti Day - January 4
  • Pop Music Chart Day - January 4
  • Tom Thumb Day - January 4
  • Trivia Day - January 4
  • World Braille Day - January 4
  • World Hypnotism Day - January 4
  • National Bird Day - January 5
  • National Whipped Cream Day - January 5
  • Apple Tree Day - January 6
  • Cuddle Up Day - January 6
  • Epiphany, or Three Kings Day - January 6, 2014 (Movable Date)
  • National Bean Day - January 6
  • National Shortbread Day - January 6
  • National Thank God It's Monday Day - January 6, 2014 (First Monday in January)
  • National Weigh-In Day - January 6, 2014 (First Monday after New Years)
  • Distaff Day - January 7
  • Harlem Globetrotter's Day - January 7
  • I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore Day - January 7
  • International Programmer's Day - January 7
  • National Tempura Day - January 7
  • Old Rock Day - January 7
  • Orthodox Christmas Day - January 7
  • Bubble Bath Day - January 8
  • National English Toffee Day - January 8
  • National Joy Germ Day - January 8
  • Show and Tell Day at Work - January 8
  • World Literary Day - January 8
  • Balloon Ascension Day - January 9
  • National Apricot Day - January 9
  • National Static Electricity Day - January 9
  • National Take the Stairs Day - January 9
  • Panama's Martyr Day - January 9
  • Play God Day - January 9
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Day - January 10
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day - January 10
  • National Peculiar People Day - January 10
  • Save the Eagles Day - January 10
  • Amelia Earhart Day - January 11
  • Hot Toddy Day - January 11
  • International Thank-You Day - January 11
  • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day - January 11
  • Milk Day - January 11
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day - January 11
  • National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day - January 11
  • Secret Pal Day - January 11
  • Curried Chicken Day - January 12
  • Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day - January 12
  • National Marzipan Day - January 12 
  • National Pharmacist Day - January 12
  • Work Harder Day - January 12
  • Coming of Age Day - January 13, 2014 (Celebrated in Japan on the Second Monday of January)
  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day - January 13
  • National Clean Off Your Desk Day - January 13, 2014 (Second Monday in January)
  • National Peach Melba Day - January 13
  • Poetry Break Day - January 13
  • Rubber Ducky Day - January 13
  • Stephen Foster Memorial Day - January 13
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day - January 14
  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day - January 14
  • Organize Your Home Day - January 14
  • Orthodox New Year - January 14
  • Hat Day - January 15
  • Humanitarian Day - January 15
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Day - January 15
  • Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) - Eve of January 15, 2014 to Eve of January 16, 2014 (Moveable Date)
  • Appreciate a Dragon Day - January 16
  • International Hot & Spicy Food Day - January 16
  • National Nothing Day - January 16
  • Religious Freedom Day - January 16
  • Ben Franklin's Birthday - January 17
  • Ditch New Years Resolutions Day - January 17
  • Hot-Buttered Rum Day - January 17
  • Judgement Day - January 17
  • Kid Inventors' Day - January 17
  • Lee Jackson Day (State Holiday in Virginia) - January 17, 2014
  • National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 18
  • Peking Duck Day - January 18
  • Thesaurus Day - January 18
  • Underwater Parks Day - January 18, 2014 
  • Winnie the Pooh Day - January 18
  • Archery Day - January 19
  • Confederate Memorial Day - January 19
  • National Gun Appreciation Day - January 19
  • National Popcorn Day - January 19
  • Robert E. Lee's Birthday - January 19 (State of Florida)
  • World Religion Day - January 19, 2014 (Third Sunday in January)
  • World Snow Day - January 19, 2014
  • Inauguration Day - January 20
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday - January 20, 2014 (Third Monday in January)
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service - January 20, 2014 (Third Monday in January)
  • National Bill Cosby Sweater Day - January 20
  • National Buttercrunch Day - January 20
  • National Cheese Lover's Day - January 20
  • National Coffee Break Day - January 20
  • National Disc Jockey Day - January 20
  • National Granola Bar Day - January 20
  • Penguin Awareness Day - January 20
  • Robert E. Lee Day - January 20, 2014 - States of AL, AR, MS (Third Monday in January)
  • Civil Rights Day - January 21
  • Idaho Human Rights Day - January 21
  • National Hugging Day - January 21
  • New England Clam Chowder Day - January 21
  • Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day - January 21, 2014 (The Tuesday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day - January 21
  • National Answer Your Cat's Question Day - January 22
  • National Blonde Brownie Day - January 22
  • Roe vs. Wade Day - January 22
  • Measure Your Feet Day - January 23
  • National Handwriting Day - January 23
  • National Pie Day - January 23
  • Rhubarb Pie Day - January 23
  • Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day - January 23
  • Women's Healthy Weight Day - January 23, 2014 (the Thursday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Beer Can Appreciation Day - January 24
  • Belly Laugh Day - January 24
  • Change a Pet's Life Day - January 24
  • National Compliment Day - January 24
  • National Peanut Butter Day - January 24
  • Prophet's Birthday - January 24
  • A Room of One's Own Day - January 25
  • Burns Night - January 25
  • National Irish Coffee Day - January 25
  • National Seed Swap Day - January 25, 2014 (last Saturday in January)
  • Observe the Weather Day - January 25
  • Opposite Day - January 25
  • Australia Day - January 26
  • National Peanut Brittle Day - January 26
  • National Pistachio Day - January 26
  • Spouse's Day - January 26
  • Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement - January 26
  • Better Business Communication Day - January 27, 2014 (Fourth Monday in January)
  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day -January 27, 2014 (Last Monday in January)
  • Chocolate Cake Day - January 27
  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust - January 27
  • Punch the Clock Day - January 27
  • Thomas Crapper Day - January 27
  • Christa McAuliffe Day - January 28
  • Daisy Day - January 28
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day - January 28
  • National Data Privacy Day - January 28
  • National Kazoo Day - January 28
  • Rattlesnake Round Up - January 28
  • Kansas Day - January 29
  • National Carnation Day - January 29
  • National Corn Chip Day - January 29
  • National Puzzle Day - January 29
  • Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday 1929 - January 29
  • National Croissant Day - January 30
  • National Inane Answering Message Day - January 30
  • School Day of Non-Violence and Peace (DENIP) - January 30
  • World Leprosy Day - January 30
  • Backward Day - January 31
  • Brandy Alexander Day - January 31
  • Chinese New Year - January 31, 2014 
  • Inspire Your Heart with Art Day - January 31


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January Daily Holidays Detail

Below, you will find a Daily page for each day of January that will have lots of information pertaining to that specific day of the year!

Happy January Holidays to All...

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