January 11

January 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on January 11, include:

  • Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day 
  • Girl Hug Boy Day 
  • Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day - January 11, 2024 (Second Thursday in January)
  • Heritage Treasures Day (U.K.) 
  • Hot Toddy Day 
  • International Thank-You Day 
  • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
  • Milk Day 
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 
  • National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day 
  • Secret Pal Day 
  • World Sketchnote Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include January 11, are:

  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - January 7-14
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
  • National Law Enforcement Training Week - January 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of January)
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 7-13, 2024 (Starts First Sunday in January)
  • National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 10-14, 2024
  • National Thank Your Customers Week - January 7-13, 2024 (First Full Week of January)
  • No Tillage Week - January 9-12, 2024
  • Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14

2024 Monthly Holidays that include January 11, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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! 2024 dates are December 20, 2024 - Early March, 2024. 
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 6-13, 2024 (Harrisburg, PA)
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - (Denver, CO) - January 6 - 21, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 11 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1755 - Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer (The Judds)

Famous Deaths

  • 1843 - Francis Scott Key, composer of the Star Spangled Banner, dies at age 63
  • 2008 - Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand mountaineer, who was the first to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at age 88

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2003 - Actor Taye Diggs marries broadway actress Idina Menzel

Quote of the Day

The Land of the Free
The Home of the Brave

Quote of the Day for January 11th!

Featuring the flag that flew above Fort McHenry when Francis Scott Key penned the National Anthem, this 1978 stamp quotes his iconic lyrics. Part of his lyrics were use on the song:

  • The Land of the Free
  • The Home of the Brave

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

Holidays and Observances recipe of the day is a Simple Stir Fry with Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Green Beans by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

The recipe of the day is a Simple Stir Fry with Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Green Beans by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. A Simple Stir Fry is one that can be prepared in 15 to 20 minutes - faster than driving to fast food!

This Day in History

  • 1569 - First recorded lottery in England
  • 1805 - The Michigan Territory is created
  • 1861 - Alabama secedes from the United States
  • 1922 - The first use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient
  • 1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland, California
  • 1949 - First recorded snow in Los Angeles, California 
  • 1964 - 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous to one's health by Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D.
  • 1964 - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • 1973 - Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC
  • 1980 - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
  • 1996 - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space

This Day in Music

  • 1963 - Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • 1966 - Certified Gold - The Herman's Hermits' album, The Best of Herman's Hermits
  • 1972 - A notice in the The London Gazette, states that Reginald Dwight, is abandoning his name and taking the name Elton Hercules John.

The Beatles live singing Please, Please, Me 

This Day in Sports

  • 1973 - Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the  American League adopting designated hitter rule
  • 1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating champions - she went on to win a Gold Medal in the Olympics in 1976.
  • 1992 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1998 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan and the US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

petiole (noun)

1. (botany) The stalk of a leaf, attaching the blade to the stem.
2. (entomology) A narrow or constricted segment of the body of an insect. Used especially to refer to the metasomal segment of Hymenoptera such as wasps.

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