January 2023 Daily Holidays and Observances

Ready to find out what special days there are in January? We’ve put together a hefty list for you to look over. Maybe there will be one or two that you didn’t know about before that you’ll want to add to your own calendar to celebrate as you kick off 2023!

In the United States, there are two major holidays celebrated in January: New Year’s Day (January 1, 2023) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2023). Both of these are federal holidays as decreed by Congress, which means that banks and many businesses will be closed, including federally-run departments like the post office.

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Here’s what’s happening this week!

January 1

  • New Year’s Day
  • Apple Gifting Day
  • Commitment Day
  • Copyright Law Day
  • Ellis Island Day
  • National Bloody Mary Day
  • National Hangover Day
  • Polar Bear Plunge/Swim Day
  • Public Domain Day
  • World Day of Peace

January 2

  • 55 MPH Speed Limit Day
  • Divorce Monday
  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
  • National Buffet Day
  • National Cream Puff Day
  • National Motivation and Inspiration Day
  • National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
  • National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • National Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes it Day
  • National Science Fiction Day
  • National Weigh-In Day (the first Monday after New Year’s)
  • Swiss Cheese Day
  • Thank God It’s Monday Day
  • World Introvert Day
  • Stop Spam Day

January 3

  • Festival of Sleep Day
  • Fruitcake Toss Day
  • Humiliation Day
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • National Drinking Straw Day
  • National Write to Congress Day
  • Women Rock! Day

January 4

  • Dimpled Chad Day
  • Free Flower Basket Day
  • I Am a Mentor Day
  • National Spaghetti Day
  • Pop Music Chart Day
  • Tom Thumb Day
  • Trivia Day
  • World Braille Day
  • World Hypnotism Day

January 5

  • Monopoly Game Day
  • National Bird Day
  • National Keto Day
  • National Screenwriters Day
  • National Whipped Cream Day
  • Twelfth Night/Epiphany Eve

January 6

  • Epiphany/Three Kings Day
  • Apple Tree Day
  • Cuddle Up Day
  • National Shortbread Day
  • National Smith Day
  • National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day
  • National Technology Day

January 7

  • Harlem Globetrotters Day
  • I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day
  • International Programmers Day
  • National Bobblehead Day
  • National Pass Gas Day
  • National Play Outside Day (the first Saturday of every month)
  • National Tempura Day
  • Old Rock Day
  • Orthodox Christmas Day

Check-in next week for more celebrations!

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Author: Dennis Hickey

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