Here Are All of the Holidays in January, One Week at a Time

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January marks the end of the holiday season with the celebration of Epiphany. The month also has a day set aside to remember the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. But did you know that there is a special interest, hobby or person to honor and celebrate on every day of the month? Here is a list of January holidays and observances for the week of January 15.

January 15

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Day
  • Hat Day
  • Humanitarian Day
  • National Bagel Day
  • National Kombucha ‘Booch’ Day
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • Wikipedia Day
  • World Religion Day (third Sunday in January)
  • World Snow Day

January 16

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • Blue Monday (third Monday of the year)
  • Book Publishers Day
  • Civil Service Day
  • Elementary School Teacher Day (third Monday in January)
  • Idaho Human Rights Day
  • International Hot & Spicy Food Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • National Crowd Feed Day (third Monday in January)
  • National Day of Service (third Monday in January)
  • National Fig Newton Day
  • National Good Teen Day
  • National Nothing Day
  • National Quinoa Day
  • Prohibition Remembrance Day
  • Psychiatric Technician’s Day
  • Religious Freedom Day
  • Robert E. Lee Day (in several Southern states)

January 17

  • Betty White Day
  • Cable Car Day
  • Customer Service Day
  • Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
  • Hot-Buttered Rum Day
  • International Mentoring Day
  • Judgement Day
  • Kid Inventors Day
  • National Bootleggers Day
  • National Hot Heads Chili Day
  • Popeye Day

January 18

  • Maintenance Day
  • Museum Selfie Day (third Wednesday in January)
  • National Gourmet Coffee Day
  • Peking Duck Day
  • Thesaurus Day
  • Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19

  • Archery Day
  • Brew a Potion Day
  • Confederate Memorial Day (in Texas)
  • Get to Know Your Customer Day (third Thursday of the start of each quarter)
  • Good Memory Day
  • National Gun Appreciation Day
  • National Popcorn Day
  • New Friends Day
  • Tenderness Toward Existence Day

January 20

  • International Day of Acceptance
  • National Bill Cosby Sweater Day
  • National Buttercrunch Day
  • National Cheese Lovers Day
  • National Coffee Break Day
  • National Disc Jockey Day
  • Penguin Awareness Day
  • Take a Walk Outdoors Day

January 21

  • International Playdate Day
  • International Sweatpants Day
  • National Cheesy Socks Day
  • National Granola Bar Day
  • National Hug Your Puppy Day
  • National Hugging Day
  • National Use Your Gift Card Day (third Saturday in January)
  • New England Clam Chowder Day
  • One-Liners Day
  • Own Your Own Home Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day


Author: Dennis Hickey

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