January Holidays


Dates for 2018
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~
  ~Week 2~
  • American International Toy Fair
  • International Printing Week
  • National Book Week
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week
  • National Pizza Week
 ~Week 3~
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week
  • Healthy Weight Week
  • Sugar Awareness Week
  • National Thrift Week
 ~Week 4~
  • International Green Week
  • Mozart Week
  • National Glaucoma Week
  • National Handwriting Analysis Week
  • National Meat Week
Monthly Observances
  • Be Kind To Food Servers Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • Business and Reference Books Month
  • California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
  • Chilly (as in cold) Month
  • Crime Stoppers Month
  • Dry January
  • Diet Month
  • Human Resources Month
  • National AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Book Blitz Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Eye Care Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Meat Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Radon Action Month Consumer Information
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month
  • Oat Month
  • Prune Breakfast Month
  • Slow Cooking Month
  • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
  • Whale Watching Month
Daily Observances
1 Apple Gifting Day
Daisy Day
Global Family Day
National Bloody Mary Day
New Yeas Day
St. Basil’s Day
2 Berchtoldstag
Carnival of Black and Whites begins
Kakizone, Japan
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Science Fiction Day
St. Macarius’ Day
3 Fruitcake Toss
Hero’s Day, Haiti 
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
National Drinking Straw Day
Tamaseseri Festival
4 Flower Basket Day
Hinukan Mukee
National Spaghetti Day
World Braille Day
5 Apple Howling Day
La Befana
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day
Twelfth Night
6 Befana
Dia de los Reyes Magos
Carnival Season begins
National Bean Day
National Shortbread Day
7 Distaff Day
Ganna, Ethiopia
Chinese Kitchen God Festivaltealdot
Nanakusa, Japan
National Tempura Day
8 Argyle Day
Bubble Bath Day
National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Daytealdot
National English Toffee Day
National Winter Skin Relief Day
Plough Mondaytealdot
Seijin-no-hi, Japantealdot
World Typing Day
9 National Apricot Day
National Cassoulet Day
National Static Electricity Day
10 Geraint’s Day, Wales
League of Nations Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day
Vodoun Festival
11 Kagami-biraki, Japan
Milk Day
National Hot Toddy Day
National Pharmacists Daytealdot
Tag des Deutschen Apfels
12 Curried Chicken Day
National Hot Tea Day
National Marzipan Day
13 Korean American Day
National Gluten-Free Day
National Gourmet Coffee Day
National Peach Melba Day
Rubber Ducky Day
Silvesterklause, Switzerland
St. Knut’s Day
14 Cakes and Ale Day, UK
Makra Sankrant, India
Narcissus Festival
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Pongal, India
Ratification Day
15 Blue Mondaytealdot
Dosojin Fire Festival
Hat Day
Humanitarian Day
Moliere Day, France
Strawberry Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Daytealdot
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Hansel Mondaytealdot
16 Appreciate a Dragon Day
Haru No Yabuiri
International Hot and Spicy Food Day
Religious Freedom Day
National Fig Newton Day
National Nothing Day
17 Cable Car Day
International Day of Italian Cuisines
National Bootlegger’s Day
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Patras Carnival
18 Four an’ Twenty Day, Scotland
Peking Duck Day
Thesaurus Day
Winnie the Pooh Day
19 National Popcorn Day
Timkat, Ethiopia
Tin Can Day
20 Basketball Day
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
National Coffee Break Day
Penguin Awareness Day
21 Ati-Atihan Festivaltealdot
Babin Den
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
New England Clam Chowder Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
World Religion Daytealdot
22 Basant Panchamitealdot
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Hot Sauce
National Polka Dot Day
National Southern Food 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
Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
25 National Irish Coffee Day
National Opposite Day
Observe the Weather Day
Robert Burns’ Night, Scotland, Newfoundland
26 Australia Day
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
National Chocolate Cake Day
National Geographic Day
National Seed Swap Daytealdot
28 Daisy Day
Data Privacy Day
National Kazoo Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
World Leprosy Daytealdot
29 National Carnation Day
National Puzzle Day
National Corn Chip Day
30 Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
CTE Awareness Day
Martyrs’ Day
National Croissant Day

Tu Bishvattealdot
Up Helly Aatealdot
31 Backwards Day
Valkyries’ Day, Norse
National Brandy Alexander Day
National Hot Chocolate Day
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.


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