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!

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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 eventually 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 Camelids
  • 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
  • Book Blitz Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
  • California Restaurant Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Eye Care Month
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Get a Life Balanced 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 Businesses
  • 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
  • Teen Driving Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Worldwide Rising Star Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Bald Eagle Appreciation Days - January 16-17, 2016
  • Catholic Schools Week - January 31, 2016 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
  • Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
  • Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Christmas Bird Count Week - 2015 = December 14, 2015 - January 5, 2016, 2016 = December 14, 2016 - January 5, 2017
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over. National Crackdown - December 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016
  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 7-10, 2016
  • Healthy Weight Week - January 18-22, 2016
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 3-9, 2016
  • Hot Heads Chili Days - January 17-18
  • Humana Challenge (Formerly Bob Hope Classic) - January 18-24, 2016 in La Quinta, CA
  • Hunt for Happiness Week - January 17-23, 2016 (Third Full Week)
  • International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 14-24, 2016 (Monaco)
  • International Printing Week - Third Week of January
  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 16-24, 2016
  • International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • Kwanzaa - 2015 = Week of December 26, 2015  - January 1, 2016, 2016 = Week of December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • National Activity Professionals Week - January 17-23, 2016
  • National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 24-30, 2016
  • National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 24-30, 2016
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 25-30, 2016
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week - January 17-23
  • National Handwriting Analysis Week - January 17-23, 2016 (Week of John Hancock's birthday on January 23)
  • National Irish Coffee Week - Fourth Week of January
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-10, 2016
  • National Meat Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
  • National Medical Group Practice Week - January 25-29, 2016 (M-F week that starts on Fourth Monday in January )
  • National Pizza Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
  • National School Choice Week - January 24-29, 2016
  • National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 13-17, 2016
  • National Vocation Awareness Week - January 10-16, 2016
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 9-24, 2016 (Denver, CO)
  • New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2016
  • No Name Calling Week - January 18-22, 2016
  • No Tillage Week - January 6-9, 2016
  • North American International Auto Show - January 11-24, 2016 (Detroit, MI)
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 9-16, 2016 (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 30-31, 2016 (Daytona, FL)
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 28 - February 7, 2016 (St. Paul, MN)
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7
  • Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Sugar Awareness Week - January 18 - 22, 2016 (Third Work Week of January)
  • Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) - January 21-31, 2016
  • Tax Identity Theft Week - January 24-29, 2016
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 26, 2015 through January 1, 2016 (Thanksgiving to New Years Day), 2016 = November 24, 2016 through January 1, 2016
  • Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) - Eve of January 24, 2016 to Eve of January 25, 2016 (Movable Date)
  • Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
  • Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • World Kiwanis Week - Third Week of January
  • World Leprosy Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • Apple Gifting Day - January 1
  • Asarah B'Tevet - January 1, 2016
  • Bonza Bottler Day - January 1
  • Commitment Day - January 1
  • Copyright Law Day - January 1
  • Ellis Island Day - January 1
  • Euro 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
  • Public Domain Day - January 1
  • Rose Bowl Game - January 1, 2016
  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - January 1 (Catholic)
  • St. Basil's Day - January 1
  • Tournament of Roses Parade - January 1
  • World Day of Peace - January 1
  • Z Day - January 1
  • 55 MPH Speed Limit Day - January 2
  • Earth at Perihelion - January 2, 2016 @ 2am EST (closest to the Sun) - Movable Date
  • Fruitcake Toss Day - January 2, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blue Monday - January 4, 2016 (First Monday of the year, except for New Years Day)
  • Dimpled Chad Day - January 4
  • Divorce Monday - January 4, 2016 (First Monday of the year is when most divorces are filed)
  • Free Flower Basket Day - January 4
  • National Spaghetti Day - January 4
  • National Thank God It's Monday Day - January 4, 2016 (First Monday in January)
  • National Weigh-In Day - January 4, 2016 (First Monday after New Years)
  • 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 (12th Day After Christmas)
  • National Bean Day - January 6
  • National Shortbread Day - January 6
  • 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 Bobblehead Day - January 7
  • National Tempura Day - January 7
  • Old Rock Day - January 7
  • Orthodox Christmas Day - January 7
  • Argyle Day - January 8
  • Bubble Bath Day - January 8
  • Earth's Rotation Day - January 8
  • International Typing Day - January 8
  • Midwife's Day or Women's Day - January 8 (In Greece)
  • National English Toffee Day - January 8
  • National Joygerm Day - January 8
  • National Man Watcher's Day - January 8 (Also known as Male Watcher's Day)
  • Show and Tell Day at Work - January 8
  • War on Poverty Day - January 8
  • World Literary Day - January 8
  • Balloon Ascension Day - January 9
  • National Apricot Day - January 9
  • National Cassoulet Day - January 9
  • National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - January 9
  • National Static Electricity Day - January 9
  • National Take the Stairs Day - January 9
  • Panama's Martyrs' Day - January 9
  • Play God Day - January 9
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Day - January 10
  • Golden Globe Awards - January 10, 2016 (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • League of Nations Day - January 10
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day - January 10
  • National Peculiar People Day - January 10
  • No Pants Subway Ride Day - January 10, 2016
  • Save the Eagles Day - January 10
  • Stephen Foster Memorial Day - January 10, 2016
  • Amelia Earhart Day - January 11
  • Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day - January 11
  • Coming of Age Day - January 11, 2016 (Celebrated in Japan on the Second Monday of January)
  • 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 Clean Off Your Desk Day - January 11, 2016 (Second Monday in January)
  • 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
  • Kiss a Ginger Day - January 12
  • National Marzipan Day - January 12 
  • National Pharmacist Day - January 12
  • National Poetry at Work Day - January 12, 2016 (Second Tuesday in January)
  • Work Harder Day - January 12
  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day - January 13
  • National Peach Melba Day - January 13
  • Poetry Break Day - January 13
  • Public Radio Broadcasting Day - January 13
  • Rubber Ducky Day - January 13
  • Caesarean Section Day - January 14
  • International Kite Day - January 14
  • 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
  • Ratification Day - January 14
  • Hat Day - January 15
  • Humanitarian Day - January 15
  • International Fetish Day - January 15, 2016 (Third Friday in January)
  • Lee Jackson Day (State Holiday in Virginia) - January 15, 2016
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Day - January 15
  • Appreciate a Dragon Day - January 16
  • Civil Service Day - January 16
  • International Hot & Spicy Food Day - January 16
  • National Fig Newton Day - January 16
  • National Nothing Day - January 16
  • Religious Freedom Day - January 16
  • Soup Swap Day - January 16, 2016
  • Underwater Parks Day - January 16, 2016
  • Ben Franklin's Birthday - January 17
  • Cable Car Day - January 17
  • Ditch New Years Resolutions Day - January 17
  • Hot-Buttered Rum Day - January 17
  • Judgement Day - January 17
  • Kid Inventors' Day - January 17
  • Popeye Day - January 17
  • World Religion Day - January 17, 2016 (Third Sunday in January)
  • World Snow Day - January 17, 2016
  • Civil Rights Day - January 18, 2016 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
  • Idaho Human Rights Day - January 18, 2016 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 18, 2016 (Third Monday in January)
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service - January 18, 2016 (Third Monday in January) 
  • National Crowd Feed Day - January 18, 2016 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
  • National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 18
  • Peking Duck Day - January 18
  • Robert E. Lee Day - January 18, 2016 (States of AL, AR)
  • Thesaurus Day - January 18
  • 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
  • Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day - January 19, 2016 (The Tuesday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Robert E. Lee's Birthday - January 19 (State of Florida)
  • Tin Can Day - January 19
  • World Day of Migrants and Refugees - January 19
  • Camcorder Day - January 20
  • Inauguration Day - January 20
  • 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
  • Penguin Awareness Day - January 20
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day - January 21, 2016 (Third Thursday of the Start of Each Quarter, Jan/April/July/Oct)
  • National Granola Bar Day - January 21
  • National Hugging Day - January 21
  • New England Clam Chowder Day - January 21
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day - January 21
  • Women's Healthy Weight Day - January 21, 2016 (the Thursday of the Third Full Week of January)
  • Celebration of Life Day - January 22
  • National Answer Your Cat's Question Day - January 22
  • National Blonde Brownie Day - January 22
  • Roe vs. Wade Day - January 22
  • Local Quilt Shop Day - January 23, 2016
  • 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
  • Beer Can Appreciation Day - January 24
  • Belly Laugh Day - January 24
  • Change a Pet's Life Day - January 24
  • National Bible Sunday - January 24
  • National Compliment Day - January 24
  • National Peanut Butter Day - January 24
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day - January 24
  • Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day - January 24, 2016 (Fourth Saturday in January)
  • A Room of One's Own Day - January 25
  • Better Business Communication Day - January 25, 2016 (Fourth Monday in January)
  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day -January 25, 2016 (Last Monday in January)
  • Burns Night - January 25
  • Macintosh Computer Day - January 25
  • National Irish Coffee Day - January 25
  • National IV Nurse Day - January 25
  • Observe the Weather Day - January 25
  • Opposite Day - January 25
  • Robert Burns Day - January 25
  • Australia Day - January 26
  • Lotus 1-2-3 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
  • Auschwitz Liberation Day - January 27
  • Chocolate Cake Day - January 27
  • Holocaust Memorial Day - January 27 (United Kingdom)
  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust - January 27
  • International Mobile Phone Recycling Day - January 27
  • National Geographic Day - January 27
  • Punch the Clock Day - January 27
  • Thomas Crapper Day - January 27
  • Vietnam Peace Day - January 27
  • Christa McAuliffe Day - January 28
  • Daisy Day - January 28
  • Data Innovation Day - January 28, 2016
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day - January 28
  • National Data Privacy Day - January 28
  • National Kazoo Day - January 28
  • Rattlesnake Round Up - January 28
  • Thank a Plugin Developer Day (WordPress) - January 28
  • Curmudgeons Day - January 29
  • Freethinkers Day - January 29 (Also known as Thomas Paine Day)
  • Kansas Day - January 29
  • National Carnation Day - January 29
  • National Corn Chip Day - January 29
  • National Fun at Work Day - January 29, 2016 (Last Friday in January)
  • National Preschool Fitness Day - January 29, 2016 (Last Friday in January)
  • National Puzzle Day - January 29
  • Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday 1929 - January 29
  • Thomas Paine Day - January 29
  • National Croissant Day - January 30
  • National Inane Answering Message Day - January 30
  • National Seed Swap Day - January 30, 2016 (last Saturday in January)
  • School Day of Non-Violence and Peace (DENIP) - January 30
  • 2016 Pro Bowl - January 31, 2016
  • Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day - January 31
  • Backward Day - January 31
  • Brandy Alexander Day - January 31
  • Inspire Your Heart with the Arts Day - January 31
  • Street Children's Day - January 31
  • World Leprosy Day - January 31, 2016 (Last Sunday in January)


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