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Holidays January 2014

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…

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    1. New Year’s Day, Copyright Law Day, Global Family Day, Polar Bear Plunge Day
    2. National Motivation and Inspiration Day, National Personal Trainer Awareness Day, National Science Fiction Day
    3. J.R.R. Tolkein Day, National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, National Drinking Straw Day, Fruitcake Toss Day
    4. National Trivia Day, National Spaghetti Day
    5. National Bird Day, National Whipped Cream Day
    6. National Weigh-In Day (1st Monday after New Year’s), Three Kings Day, National Shortbread Day
    7. I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day, Old Rock Day
    8. Argyle Day, Bubble Bath Day, Earth’s Rotation Day, National English Toffee Day, Women’s Day, War on Poverty Day
    9. National Static Electricity Day, National Apricot Day
    10. National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, League of Nations Day, Peculiar People Day
    11. International Thank You Day
    12. Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day
    13. Public Broadcasting Day, National Rubber Ducky Day
    14. Ratification Day, Organize Your Home Day
    15. Humanitarian Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
    16. Appreciate A Dragon Day, Religious Freedom Day, National Fig Newton Day, International Hot and Spicy Food Day
    17. Kid Inventor’s Day, Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day
    18. National Sanctity of Human Life Day, Thesaurus Day, Winnie the Pooh Day
    19. National Popcorn Day, World Religion Day, Archery Day
    20. Martin Luther King Day (observed), National Day of Service, National Cheese Lovers Day, Penguin Awareness Day
    21. National Hugging Day, National Granola Bar Day, Rid the World of Fad Diets Day, National New England Clam Chowder Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day
    22. Celebration of Life Day, Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, National Blonde Brownie Day
    23. National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day, Women’s Healthy Weight Day
    24. National Peanut Butter Day, National Compliment Day, Belly Laugh Day
    25. National Seed Swap Day, National Opposite Day
    26. Spouse’s Day
    27. Holocaust Memorial Day, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, Chocolate Cake Day, My Wedding Anniversary
    28. National Kazoo Day, National Blueberry Pancake Day
    29. Curmudgeons Day, National Puzzle Day
    30. Escape Day, National Croissant Day
    31. 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?

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  1. 29 – MY Birthday! 🙂

  2. I am good with all of those, except for national weigh-in day… HA! Think I will be skipping that one

  3. National Croissant Day? Where do I sign up for the parade!

  4. Wow this is a lot of holidays! I think we might have to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day!

  5. I should print off this list – I love knowing all of the crazy holidays like “national belly laugh day_”!

  6. Holy cow that’s a lot of days! We do Chinese New Year and Martin Luther King.

  7. National bubble bath day sound like something to celebrate. I’ll celebrate it as best as I can.. with a wonderful jacuzzi bubble bath. I can feel the relaxation already.

    Thanks for the awesome list!

  8. I think it is so entertaining that there are so many different days like “National Whipped Cream Day”.

  9. i fully intend to celebrate bubble bath day. maybe 10 times. 🙂

  10. That is a great list of holidays. I never considered how many holidays there are in a month.

  11. Who knew that there was so much going on in January? Great list!

  12. My birthday is at the end of the month and as it turns out, I do love blueberry pancakes. I had no idea of all the stuff that is going on this month!!!! Thanks for sharing. I have to admit I love the bubble bath day and the chocolate covered cherry day.

  13. I didn;t realize there was so many!

  14. There are so many holidays. Seems like one for each day of the year. I love number 12 on your list, Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day.

  15. katherine says:

    How cute! I love all the different holidays coming up!

  16. I am all in for Blueberry Pancake Day!