January 12

January 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on January 12, include:

  • Curried Chicken Day 
  • Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day 
  • Kiss a Ginger Day 
  • Lee Jackson Day (State Holiday in Virginia) - January 12, 2024
  • National Hot Tea Day 
  • National Marzipan Day  
  • National Pharmacist Day 
  • Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day 
  • Work Harder Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include January 12, 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 12, 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
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 12 - February 3, 2024 (Fort Worth, TX)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 12 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

  • 1628 - Charles Perrault, author famous for Mother Goose
  • 1876 - Jack London, American author
  • 1905 - Tex Ritter, American country singer and actor
  • 1944 - Joe Frazier, American boxer 
  • 1951 - Kirstie Alley, American actress
  • 1951 - Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality and author
  • 1974 - Melanie Chisholm, British singer - one of the Spice Girls
  • 1978 - Jeremy Camp, American Christan singer

Famous Deaths

  • 1976 - Agatha Christie, mystery writer, dies at 85 (I think I read most of her books!)
  • 2003 - Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gee's
  • 2022 - Ronnie Spector, American singer who co-founded The Ronettes (Be My Baby)  (b. 1943)
  • 2023 - Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and songwriter, daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1963 - Willie Nelson, Country singer marries singer Shirley Collie
  • 2002 - Conan O'Brien, late night TV host married Liza Powel
  • 2006 - Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder marries Lhotse Merriam

Quote of the Day

Batman quote - holidays-and-observances.com Quote of the Day for January 12th.

The original, Batman, with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV on this day, in 1966.  The clip below is of Adam West, who portrays Bruce Wayne having a phone conversation with Batman!

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

Chicken Curry with Vegetables Recipe

In honor of January 12 being Curried Chicken Day, the Recipe of the Day is Chicken Curry with Vegetables from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. Link goes to her website for the Recipe.

This Day in History

  • 1773 - 1st US public museum established in Charlestown, South Carolina
  • 1863 - President Davis delivers his "State of Confederacy" address
  • 1908 - A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France for the first time
  • 1932 - Philip Barry's, "Animal Kingdom," premieres in NYC
  • 1940 - During World War II, the Soviets bomb cities in Finland
  • 1945 - German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
  • 1961 - United Nations genocide pact goes into effect
  • 1966 - "Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
  • 1968 - Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1970 - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
  • 1981 - "Dynasty" with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1991 - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
  • 1995 - Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in Los Angeles
  • 2004 - The world's largest ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • 2010 - Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000, and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
  • 2020 - The Taael Volcano in the Philippines kills 39 people when it erupts

The 25th Anniversary recording, of We are the World, features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. The original song was written by Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.

This Day in Music

  • 1967 - The Beatles recorded Penny Lane
  • 1968 - The Doors' album Strange Days is certified gold
  • 1974 - Steve Miller's The Joker hits #1.
  • 1974 - Jim Croce's album You Don't Mess Around with Jim hits #1.
  • 1977 -  Stephen Stills and Neil Young's album Long May You Run is certified gold
  • 1979 - 6th American Music Awards, Barry Manilow and Linda Ronstadt win

The video above is Neil Young with Willie Nelson singing, Long May You Run. The song was about his 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse, which he nicknamed "Mort."  This song was performed by Neil Young on the final broadcast of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on January 22, 2010, and during the closing ceremonies for the Vancouver Olympics on February 28, 2010.

This Day in Sports

  • 1969 - Superbowl III - New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami Superbowl.  MVP is Joe Namath, NY Jets, Quarter Back
  • 1975 - Superbowl IX - Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Superbowl. MVP is Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • 1986 - Miami Dolphins win AFC football championship
  • 1992 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

clangour (verb)

1. To make a clanging sound. Also spelled clangor.

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