January Holidays


Dates for 2017
tealdot indicates dates that vary from year to year

Fun Facts
  • Traditional birthstone: garnet
  • Mystical birthstone: emerald
  • Ayurvedic birthstone: garnet
  • Flower: white carnation
  • Chinese Floral Emblem: plum blossom
  • Sun Signs: Capricorn / Aquarius
Weekly Observances
~Week 1~
  • Braille Literacy Week
  • Diet Resolution Week
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week
  • National Law Enforcement Training Week
  • Universal Letter Writing Week
  • Universal Week of Prayer
 ~Week 2~
  • Healthy Weight Week
  • International Printing Week
  • International Toy Fair
  • National Book Week
  • National Bowling Week
  • National Pizza Week
~Week 3~
  • International Printing Week
  • National Thrift Week
  • Worldwide Kiwanis Week
~Week 4~
  • International Green Week
  • National Cross Country Skiing Week
  • National Glaucoma Week
  • National Handwriting Analysis Week
  • National Meat Week
Monthly Observances
Daily Observances
1 Apple Gifting Day
National Bloody Mary Day

New Yeas Day
St. Basil’s Day
2 Kakizone, Japan
National Cream Puff Day
National Science Fiction Day
St. Macarius’ Day
3 Hero’s Day, Haiti 
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
4 Braille Day
Flower Basket Day
Frost Fair on the Thames, London
National Spaghetti Day
5 Apple Howling Day
Epiphany Fair, Italy
National Bean Day
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day
Twelfth Night
6 Befana
Dia de los Reyes Magos
National Shortbread Day
7 Ganna, Ethiopia
Nanakusa, Japan
National Tempura Day
8 Bubble Bath Day
National English Toffee Day
Holy Familytealdot
9 National Apricot Day
Plough Mondaytealdot
Seijin-no-hi, Japantealdot
National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Daytealdot
10 Geraint’s Day, Wales
League of Nations Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
11 Kagami-biraki, Japan
Makra Sankrant, India
Milk Day
National Hot Toddy Day
12 Curried Chicken Day
Makra Sankrant, India
National Marzipan Day
Working Woman’s Appreciation Day
National Pharmacists Daytealdot
13 Makra Sankrant, India
National Peach Melba Day
Rubber Ducky Day
Silvesterklause, Switzerland
St. Knut’s Day
14 Cakes and Ale Day, UK
Narcissus Festival
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Pongal, India
15 Hat Day
Humanitarian Day
Moliere Day, France
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
World Religion Daytealdot
16 International Hot and Spicy Food Day
Religious Freedom Day
National Fig Newton Day
St. Priscilla’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Daytealdot
17 Cable Car Day
Patras Carnival
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
18 Carrot Festival
Four an’ Twenty Day, Scotland
Peking Duck Day
Thesaurus Day
Winnie the Pooh Day
19 Champagne Day
National Popcorn Day
Timkat, Ethiopia
St. Wulfstan’s Day
20 Babin Den (Grandmother’s Day), Bulgaria
Basketball Day
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
National Coffee Break Day
St. Sebastian’s Day
Penguin Awareness Day
Chinese Kitchen God Festivaltealdot
21 National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
New England Clam Chowder Day
St. Agnes’ Day
22 Dance of the 7 Veils Day
National Blonde Brownie Day
St. Vincent’s Day
Ukrainian Unity Day
23 Lichtenstein Foundation Day
National Handwriting Day
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
24 Alactis Fair begins, Aymara Indians, Bolivia
Lobster Thermidor Day
National Peanut Butter Day
St. Babylas’ Day
25 Aukland Day, New Zealand
National Irish Coffee Day
Observe the Weather Day
Robert Burns’ Night, Scotland, Newfoundland
26 Australia Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
27 National Chocolate Cake Day
St. Angela Merici’s Day
28 Daisy Day
National Kazoo Day
St. Charlemagne’s Day
Bald Eagle Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
29 National Carnation Day
National Puzzle Day
National Corn Chip Day
30 Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
National Croissant Day
St. Bathild’s Day
31 Backwards Day
St. John Bosco’s Day
Valkyries’ Day, Norse
National Brandy Alexander Day
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.


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