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January Holidays

Jan 01, 2015

Happy New Year! It’s January, which means the beginning of the 12 months that will make up the year 2015. Besides a new calendar, there are lots of other fun and crazy holidays to celebrate in January.

Before we get started, let’s not forget about some of the month-long celebrations happening in January: Eye Care Month, Hot Tea Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, National Staying Healthy Month, National Thank You Month and National Oatmeal Month.

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 2: Drinking Straw patented in 1888
  • January 3: Fruitcake Toss Day; J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday (1892)
  • January 4: Isaac Newton’s birthday; Louis Braille’s birthday (1809)
  • January 5: National Bird Day; First woman governor inaugurated (Nellie Ross, Wyoming, 1925)
  • January 6: Dia de Reyes (Mexico)
  • January 7: Old Rock Day
  • January 8: Bubble Bath Day; Elvis Presley’s birthday (1935)
  • January 9: National Apricot Day; National Static Electricity Day
  • January 10: First meeting of the United Nations (London, 1946)
  • January 11: Milk Day
  • January 12: National Pharmacist Day
  • January 13: Rubber Duckie’s birthday (from Sesame Street)
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 15: First Super Bowl (Green Bay versus Kansas, 1967)
  • January 16: National Nothing Day; [kwlink 1710]
  • January 17: Benjamin Franklin’s birthday (1706)
  • January 18: Winnie the Pooh Day (in honor of A. A. Milne’s birthday (1882))
  • January 19: Popcorn Day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day[/kwlink]
  • January 20: Cheese Day; Penguin Awareness Day
  • January 21: National Hugging Day; Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 22: National Blonde Brownie Day
  • January 23: Measure Your Feet Day; National Handwriting Day; 
  • January 24: Eskimo Pie patented (1922); Gold discovered in California (1848)
  • January 25: Opposite Day
  • January 26: Australia Day
  • January 27: Chocolate Cake Day; Holocaust Memorial Day; Lewis Carroll’s birthday (1832)
  • January 28: Ernie’s birthday; National Kazoo Day
  • January 29: National Puzzle Day
  • January 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s birthday (1882)
  • January 31:Backwards Day

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