January 6

January 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on January 6, include:

  • Apple Tree Day 
  • Armenian Christmas 
  • Cuddle Up Day 
  • Epiphany, or Three Kings Day - (12th Day After Christmas)
  • National Play Outside Day - January 6, 2024 (First Saturday of EVERY Month)
  • National Shortbread Day 
  • National Smith Day 
  • National Take a Poet to Lunch Day 
  • National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day 
  • National Technology Day 
  • National Tempura Day 
  • World Day for War Orphans 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include January 6, are:

  • Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
  • Diet Resolution Week - January 1-7
  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 5-8, 2024
  • New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8
  • Silent Record Week - January 1-7
  • Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8

2024 Monthly Holidays that include January 6, 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 6 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

  • 1367 - King Richard II of England
  • 1412 - Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France
  • 1854 - Sherlock Holmes fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • 1914 - Danny Thomas, comedian know for the Danny Thomas Show

Famous Deaths

  • 1882 - Louis Braille, French teach of the blind, and inventor of braille (b. 1809)
  • 1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States from 1901-09 (b. 1858)
  • 1993 - John B. "Dizzy" Gillespie, American singer, songwriter and blues trumpet player (b. 1917)
  • 2006 - Lou Rawls, American singer, songwriter, producer and actor (b. 1933)
  • 2022 - Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor and director (To Sir With Love)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1759 - George Washington, the 1st U.S. President marries Martha Dandridge Custis 
  • 1903 - Physicist Albert Einstein marries Mileva Maric
  • 1945 - George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. President, marries Barbara Pierce

Quote of the Day

Mother Teresa quote for the holidays-and-observances.com Quote of the Day for January 6th.

Mother Teresa started her work in India on January 6, in 1929.  She is such an inspirational person with many great quotes, it was hard just to pick one!  I loved the one above in combination with the picture that clearly defines the love between the man and his dog.

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

Holidays and Observances January 6 Recipe of the Day is Black Bean Tostado by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

Here is a great Black Bean Tostada Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1773 - Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom.
  • 1912 - New Mexico becomes 47th state
  • 1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • 1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.
  • 1930 - 1st diesel engine automobile trip, in a Packard sedan, was completed from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1939 - Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts
  • 1941 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1960 - National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
  • 1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack with multiple targets.  (Scary to read about the details of this plot - sounds similar to 9-11, but with more targets)
  • 2017 - Donald Trump is certified as the winner of the 2016 Presidential election by the U.S. Congress

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Their opening act was the Ronettes.
  • 1968 - Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, album hits #1 and stays at #1 for the next 8 weeks.
  • 1973 - Carly Simon's, You're So Vain hits #1. It remained at #1 for three weeks.
  • 1976 - Peter Frampton's live, double album Frampton Comes Alive! is released. It eventually sells over 8 million copies.
  • 1979 - The Bee Gees,' Too Much Heaven hits #1
  • 1979 - Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album hits #1
  • 1979 - The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day.
  • 2002 - Daniel Bedingfield returns to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time with Gotta Get Thru This.
  • 2019 - Kayne West debuts his weekly Sunday Service in Calabasas, CA where he lives with his wife Kim Kardashian and their kids. The event features gospel singing and songs from his Jesus Is King album

The video above of Carly Simon's, Your So Vain was filmed for her 1987 Live from Martha's Vineyard DVD. She has never publicly revealed who this song was about.  She had just married James Taylor about a month before this song hit number 1, but she had also dated others like Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristopherson.

This Day in Sports

  • 1980 - Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
  • 1994 - Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • 1998 - Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

relegate (verb)

1. (done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place.
2. (Roman history, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time.
3. Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.

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