January 15

January 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on January 15, include:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Day 
  • Blue Monday - January 15, 2024 (Third Monday of the Year)
  • Civil Rights Day - January 15, 2024 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
  • Elementary School Teacher Day - January 15, 2024 (Third Monday in January)
  • Hat Day
  • Humanitarian Day 
  • Idaho Human Rights Day - January 15, 2024 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service - January 15, 2024 (Third Monday in January)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 15, 2024 (Third Monday in January)
  • National Bagel Day 
  • National Booch Day 
  • National Crowd Feed Day - January 15, 2024 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
  • National Day of Service - January 15, 2024 (Third Monday in January)
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day 
  • Robert E. Lee Day - January 15, 2024 (States of AL, AR, MS)
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Day 
  • Wikipedia Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include January 15, are:

  • Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week in January)
  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 13-21, 2024 
  • National Mocktail Week - January 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week in January)
  • National Pizza Week - January 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week of January)
  • Sugar Awareness Week - January 15-19, 2024 (Third Work Week in January)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include January 15, 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. 
  • 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)
  • The American Express Tournament (Formerly: CareerBuilder Challenge and Prior to that Bob Hope Classic) - January 15-21, 2024 in La Quinta, CA

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 15 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

  • 1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1951 - Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)

Famous Deaths

  • 1876 - Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady
  • 2016 - Dan Haggerty, American actor (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams) (b. 1941) 
  • 2019 - Carol Channing, American actress (Hello Dolly, Thoroughly Modern Millie) (b. 1921)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1930 - Estee Mentzer marries Joseph Lauder - they are founders of the Estee Lauder Companies.
  • 2013 - Actor Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) marries Stan Cadwallader

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day for January 15th | Holidays and Observances

Imagine what this World could be like if we all woke up each day with the goal to Make This World Better?

More and more I'm seeing unnecessary hatred, meanness, and nastiness, much of it entirely unprovoked. Random violence, theft, and vandalism seem to be the norm. Nice guys seem to have vanished to be taken over by the many who have turned to pedophilia. Lying and cheating is on this rise, and corrupt leaders and politicians are everywhere. Homelessness and sex trafficking is a huge issue today, and slavery still exists in the world.

I'm seeing so much litter of what used to be our beautiful cities, that are now filthy beyond belief. Is it really that difficult to pick up after yourself and throw your own trash where it belongs?

What has happened to Religious Freedom? What has happened to Free Speech?

What has happened to our World? What can each of us do to make this world better, for ourselves, and for our children and grandchildren if we are blessed to have them?

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

Breakfast Casserole by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 15 is a Healthy Breakfast Casserole from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits in honor of January being "National Egg Month".

This Day in History

  • 1863 - The Boston Morning Journal is the 1st US newspaper and is printed on wood-pulp paper
  • 1889 - The Coca-Cola Company,  is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1919 - 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • 1943 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1944 - European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
  • 1969 - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • 1973 - President Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
  • 1975 - Space Mountain opens at Disneyland
  • 1977 - The Coneheads debut on Saturday Night Live
  • 2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
  • 2021 - At least 105 are killed and 3,369 people injured when a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi island
  • 2023 - Yeti Airlines Flight 691 crashes near the Pokhara International Airport in Nepal, killing all 72 people on board

The Pentagon

Our Dad, who was in the Army worked at the Pentagon, for four years. We lived in McLean Virginia, and then in Arlington, Virginia during that time. The Pentagon was one of the 9/11 Targets - in fact where the plane went through, was where my Dad's old office used to be.

This Day in Music

  • 1961 - The Supremes signed with Motown Records
  • 1966 - The Rolling Stones' December's Children album is certified gold
  • 1971 - George Harrison's, My Sweet Lord is released
  • 1972 - Don McLean's American Pie hits #1
  • 1976 - Joe Walsh replaces Bernie Leadon on guitar for Eagles.
  • 1977 - The Eagles' Hotel California album hits #1
  • 1977 - Leo Sayer's You Make Me Feel Like Dancing hits #1
  • 1981 - Stevie Wonder leads a rally in Washington to get Martin Luther King's birthday declared an official holiday. He performs his song "Happy Birthday," written for King, which becomes a rallying call for the movement.

The video above is Leo Sayer with the Muppets singing his #1 Hit, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.

This Day in Sports

  • 1942 - The Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley Field due to World War II
  • 1967 - First Super Bowl - Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
  • 1978 - Superbowl XII - Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

penny farthing (noun)

1. A type of bicycle popular in the 19th century, with the front wheel far larger than the rear one.

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