January has several well known holidays, like New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, and the Chinese New Year. January also proudly boasts some lesser known holidays, observances, and traditions. So that you won’t forget them, I’ve listed a few by day of the month…
- New Year’s Day, Copyright Law Day, Global Family Day, Polar Bear Plunge Day
- National Motivation and Inspiration Day, National Personal Trainer Awareness Day, National Science Fiction Day
- J.R.R. Tolkein Day, National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, National Drinking Straw Day, Fruitcake Toss Day
- National Trivia Day, National Spaghetti Day
- National Bird Day, National Whipped Cream Day
- National Weigh-In Day (1st Monday after New Year’s), Three Kings Day, National Shortbread Day
- I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day, Old Rock Day
- Argyle Day, Bubble Bath Day, Earth’s Rotation Day, National English Toffee Day, Women’s Day, War on Poverty Day
- National Static Electricity Day, National Apricot Day
- National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, League of Nations Day, Peculiar People Day
- International Thank You Day
- Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day
- Public Broadcasting Day, National Rubber Ducky Day
- Ratification Day, Organize Your Home Day
- Humanitarian Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
- Appreciate A Dragon Day, Religious Freedom Day, National Fig Newton Day, International Hot and Spicy Food Day
- Kid Inventor’s Day, Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day
- National Sanctity of Human Life Day, Thesaurus Day, Winnie the Pooh Day
- National Popcorn Day, World Religion Day, Archery Day
- Martin Luther King Day (observed), National Day of Service, National Cheese Lovers Day, Penguin Awareness Day
- National Hugging Day, National Granola Bar Day, Rid the World of Fad Diets Day, National New England Clam Chowder Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day
- Celebration of Life Day, Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, National Blonde Brownie Day
- National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day, Women’s Healthy Weight Day
- National Peanut Butter Day, National Compliment Day, Belly Laugh Day
- National Seed Swap Day, National Opposite Day
- Spouse’s Day
- Holocaust Memorial Day, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Chocolate Cake Day, My Wedding Anniversary
- National Kazoo Day, National Blueberry Pancake Day
- Curmudgeons Day, National Puzzle Day
- Escape Day, National Croissant Day
- Chinese New Year, Backward Day, My Birthday
I bolded a few of the one’s I think we’ll celebrate this year.
- The second week in January is generally recognized as Letter Writing Week.
January is also National Oatmeal Month. National Blood Donor Month, National Hobby Month, National Braille Literacy Month, Hot Tea Month, and National Soup Month.
The January birthstone is Garnet and the January Flower is the Carnation or Snowdrop.
What holidays, observances, or traditions do you celebrate in January?