We are sharing fun information, and lots more about every 2020 holiday you can imagine. We've got you covered on the big ones, the small ones, and all of them in between. Whether you are seeking information for making a calendar for your organization or group, researching for a school report or outreach, or just having fun, we've got what you are looking for.
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January Happenings!! It's the New Year!!! Sure, the big December blockbuster holidays are over. But January has no shortage of neat and unique holidays to brighten up those cold winter days. While you are stuck indoors and have a little time on your hands, explore some of January's less-heralded days.
Note: We begin January with some of the shortest days of the year. Only the last couple of weeks of December have shorter days. By the time we near the end of January, the days will become increasingly longer. Hooray!!
January Calendar Holidays and Events:
January 2020 Monthly Holidays Adopt A Rescued Bird Month Link Bath Safety Month Be Kind to Food Servers Month Birth Defects Month Link Black Diamond Month Link Book Blitz Month California Dried Plum Digestive Month Link Carnival Season 1/6-2/25 Celebration of Life Month Cervical Health Awareness Month Link Children Impacted By Parent's Cancer Month Clap 4 Health Month Financial Wellness Month Get A Balanced Life Month Get Organized Month International Brain Teaser Month International Change Your Stars Month Link International Child-Centered Divorce Month International Creativity Month International New Years Resolutions Month for Businesses International Quality of Life Month International Wayfinding Month International Wealth Mentality Month Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Link Menudo Month Link National Be On-Purpose Month National Braille Literacy Month Link National Clean Up Your Computer Month National Codependency Awareness Month Link National Glaucoma Awareness Month National Hot Tea Month National Mail Order Gardening Month National Mentoring Month Link National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month National Personal Trainer Awareness Month Link National Polka Music Month Link Link National Poverty in America Awareness Month National Radon Action Month National Skating Month National Soup Month Link National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Link National Stalking Awareness Month Link National Sunday Supper Month Link National Volunteer Blood Donor Month Link Oatmeal Month Link Self-help Group Awareness Month Self-Love Month Shape Up US Month Teen Driving Awareness Month Train Your Dog Month Link Link Thyroid Awareness Month Link Unchain A Dog Month Link Walk Your Pet Month Link Link Worldwide Rising Star Month
January 2020 Weekly Holidays *Diet Resolution Week: 1-7 *New Year's Resolutions Week: 1-8 Link *Silent Record Week: 1-7 *Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8 Home Office Safety and Security Week: 5-11 (First Full Wk.) Link National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 5-11 Link Dating & Life Coaches Recognition Week: 5-11 National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 5-11 International Consumer Electronics Show: 7-10 No-Tillage Week: 7-10 Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 8-11 (Note: Usually the week of his birthday on Jan. 8.) *Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17 National Mocktail Week: 12-18 (Second Week) National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 15-19 *National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23 *Week of Christian Unity: 18-25 Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 18-19 International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 18-26 Link Healthy Weight Week: 19-25 (Third Week) Hunt For Happiness Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week) National Activity Professionals Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week) National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week: 19-25 (Last Full Week) National Handwriting Analysis Week: 19-25 (Always has John Hancock's birthday 1/23) Snow Care For Troops Awareness Week: 19-25 Sugar Awareness Week: 20-24 (3rd Work Week) No Name-Calling Week: 20-24 Link Kitchen and Bath Show Week: 21-23 Link (Moved from Feb..) International Hoof-Care Week: 21-24 Link (Moved from Feb.) Sundance Film Festival: 23-2/2 US Nationals Snow Sculpting Days: 25-2/2 Catholic Schools Week: 26-2/1 (Begins on Last Sunday) Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 26-31(Last Business Week) Meat Week: 26-2/1 (Begins on Last Sunday) National School Choice Week: 26-2/1 Link (Last Full Week) Tax Identity Theft Week: 26-30 Link National Medical Group Practice Week: 27-2/1 (Starts 4th Monday) National Mentoring Summit: 29-31 Link Angouleme International Comics Festival: 30-2/2
January 2020 Daily Holidays *Copyright Law Day: 1 *Commitment Day: 1 Link *Ellis Island Day: 1 *Euro Day: 1 *First Foot Day: 1 Link *Global Family Day: 1 Link *Mummer's Parade: 1 *New Year’s Day: 1 *New Year's Dishonor List Day: 1 *Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1 Link (Coney Island NY & Vancouver, BC) *Public Domain Day: 1 Link Rose Bowl Game: 1 Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1 *World Day of Peace: 1 Link *Z Day: 1 *55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2 Bodhi Day (Rohatsu): 2 [Observed] (See also Dec. 8) *Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2 *National Buffet Day: 2 Link *National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2 Link *National Personal Trainer Awareness Day: 2 Link *National Science Fiction Day: 2 Link *Pet Travel and Safety Day: 2 *World Introvert Day: 2 Link Congress Assembles: 3 (Unless on weekend, then following Monday) *Drinking Straw Day: 3 *Festival of Sleep Day: 3 Link *J.R.R. Tolkien Day: 3 *Memento Mori "Remember You Die" Day: 3 *National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day: 3 Link *Dimpled Chad Day: 4 National Play Outside Day: 4 Link (First Saturday) *Pop Music Chart Day: 4 *Tom Thumb Day: 4 *Trivia Day: 4 *World Braille Day: 4 Link *World Hypnotism Day: 4 Link *Bird Day: 5 Link Earth at Perihelion: 5 Golden Globes: 5 *National Keto Day: 5 Link *National Screenwriters Day: 5 Link *Monopoly Game Day: 5 Link (See also Feb. 6) *Feast of the Epiphany – Three Kings Day: 5 (Date varies) No Pants Subway Ride Day: 5 Link (First Sunday) *Twelfth Night: 5 *Whipped Cream Day: 5 Link *Armenian Christmas: 6 Blue Monday: 6 (First Monday of the Year. But It Can't Fall on New Year’s Day.) NOTE: Some say it's the 3rd Monday. Divorce Monday: 6 Link (First Monday of the year which is when most feel that divorces are filed. )*Epiphany: 6 Handsel Day: 6 Link (First Monday) *National Shortbread Day: 6 Link *National Technology Day: 6 Link National Weigh-In Day: 6 (Always First Monday after New Years) Plough Monday: 6 Link (First Monday After Jan. 6) "Thank God It's Monday" Day: 6 (First Workday Monday. Holidays don't count.) *Three Kings Day: 6 Asarah B'Tevet: 7 *Harlem Globetrotter's Day: 7 *I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: 7 *International Programmers' Day: 7 Link (Also Sept. 13 aka the 256th day of the year. Or Sept. 12 if it's Leap Year) *Old Rock Day: 7 Link *Orthodox Christmas: 7 *National Bobblehead Day: 7 Link *National Tempura Day: 7 Link *Argyle Day: 8 *Bubble Bath Day: 8 Link *Earth's Rotation Day: 8 I Am A Mentor Day: 8 Link *National English Toffee Day: 8 Link *Midwife's Day or Women's Day: 8 *National Joy Germ Day: 8 *National Winter Skin Relief Day: 8 Link *Show and Tell Day at Work: 8 *War on Poverty Day: 8 *Balloon Ascension Day: 9 Link *Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: 9 Link Link *National Cassoulet Day: 9 *National Static Electricity Day: 9 Link *Panama's Martyr Day: 9 Link *League of Nations Day: 10 *National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10 *National Oysters Rockefeller Day: 10 Link *Houseplant Appreciation Day: 10 *Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11 Eagle Day: 11 (2nd Saturday) *Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11 Link *National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11 Link National Vision Board Day: 11 (2nd Saturday) *Kiss A Ginger Day: 12 Link (Red Heads) *National Hot Tea Day: 12 National Sunday Supper Day: 12 Link (2nd Sunday) *Korean American Day: 13 Link *Make Your Dream Come True Day: 13 Link National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 13 (2nd Monday) *National Sticker Day: 13 Link *Public Radio Broadcasting Day: 13 *Rubber Ducky Day: 13 (According to a 1973 Calendar, this is Rubber Ducky's Birthday. But, others say it's February 25, the date Rubber Ducky first appeared on Sesame Street. I also have it below on Jan. 28 for Ernie's birthday. It's boggling.) Stephen Foster Day: 13 *Caesarean Section Day: 14 *Dress Up Your Pet Day: 14 Link *International Kite Day: 14 National Poetry at Work Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday) National Shop for Travel Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday) Link *Organize Your Home Day: 14 Link *Ratification Day: 14 *Alpha Kappa Alpha Day: 15 *Humanitarian Day: 15 (Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. Started in 2009 by a committee for King Days of Respect. Different than World Humanitarian Day in August.) *National Bagel Day: 15 Link (Note: Bagelfest Day is July 26) *National Booch Day: 15 Link *Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16 Bean Day: 16-17 Link *Civil Service Day: 16 *Fig Newton Day: 16 Link Link Get to Know Your Customers Day: 16 ( January 16, April 16, July 16 and October 15 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter) *National Quinoa Day: 16 *Nothing Day: 16 *Religious Freedom Day: 16 Link *Without A Scalpel Day: 16 Link Link *Cable Car Day: 17 *Hot Heads Chili Days: 17-18 *International Mentoring Day: 17 Link (Muhammad Ali's birthday) *Judgment Day: 17 *Kid Inventors' Day: 17 *National Bootleggers Day: 17 Link *Popeye Day: 17 International Fetish Day: 17 (3rd Friday) National Use Your Gift Card Day: 18 (3rd Saturday) Link *Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18 *Thesaurus Day: 18 Link Celebration of Life Day: 19 (Sunday of Last Full Wk.) National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 19 (3rd Sunday) Link *Popcorn Day: 19 Link (Alternate date: Super Bowl Sunday) *Tin Can Day: 19 *World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 19 Link *World Quark Day: 19 Link World Religion Day: 19 Link (3rd Sunday) World Snow Day: 19 Link (3rd Sunday) *Camcorder Day: 20 *Inauguration Day: 20 Martin Luther King Day: 20 (3rd Monday) National Crowd Feed Day: 20 (Always on Martin Luther King Day) *National Cheese Lovers Day: 20 Link Link National Day of Service: 20 Link *National Disc Jockey Day: 20 Link or Link (Go to 1958) *Penguin Awareness Day: 20 Link Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 20 (3rd Monday) Visit us for more information www. 3am-ministry.org Robert E. Lee Day: 20 Link (3rd Monday) *International Sweatpants Day: 21 *National Cheesy Socks Day: 21 *National Hugging Day: 21 Link (also May 27) *National Hug Your Puppy Day: 21 *Answer Your Cat's Questions Day: 22 Library Shelfie Day: 22 Link (4th Wednesday) *Roe vs. Wade Day: 22 *National Handwriting Day: 23 Link *National Pie Day: 23 Link Link (Not to be confused with Pi Day on March 14) *Paul Pitcher Day: 23 Link *Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23 *Beer Can Day: 24 Link Link *Belly Laugh Day: 24 Link *International Day of Education: 24 *National Compliment Day: 24 *National Peanut Butter Day: 24 Link *Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24 Link Women's Healthy Weight Day: 24 (Friday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week) A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 25 *A Room of One's Own Day: 25 Chinese New Year 2020: 25 (It's the Year 4718!) Fruitcake Toss Day: 25 Link (Last Saturday) Local Quilt Shop Day: 25 (4th Saturday) *Macintosh Computer Day: 25 Link (Note: On Jan. 22, 1984 in a Super Bowl ad the Macintosh got introduced. Steve Jobs then presented it to the world on Jan. 24, 1984 and it went on sale to the public the next day on Jan. 25, 1984. There is a big 30th Anniversary event on Jan. 25, 2014. Since Apple considers Jan. 25 the anniversary day, this is why I am listing it on the 25th also and not the other dates. ) *National Irish Coffee Day: 25 (Also observed on March 17) National Seed Swap Day: 25 (Last Saturday) *Opposite Day: 25 Link *Robert Burns Day: 25 Link Link Australia Day: 26 *Dental Drill Appreciation Day: 26 Grammy Awards: 26 *Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26 National Bible Sunday: 26 (4th Sunday) *National Green Juice Day: 26 Link *National Peanut Brittle Day: 26 Link *Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26 World Leprosy Day: 26 (Last Sunday) *Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27 *Holocaust Memorial Day: 27 *International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27 Link Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 27 (Always Last Monday) Link and Link *National Geographic Day: 27 *Thomas Crapper Day: 27 *Viet Nam Peace Day: 27 *Data Privacy Day: 28 Link Link *National Kazoo Day: 28 Link *National Pediatrician Day: 28 National Plan For A Vacation Day: 28 Link (Last Tuesday) *Rubber Ducky Day: 28 Link Link (Also here due to Sesame Street saying it's on the 28th. Because the general belief is that this is on Ernie's birthday. So, there are 3 dates for this. Rather boggling.) *Thank A Plugin Developer Day: 28 Link *Curmudgeons Day: 29 *Freethinkers Day: 29 *National Puzzle Day: 29 Link *Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29 *Thomas Paine Day: 29 *Croissant Day: 30 Link *Inane Answering Message Day: 30 Thank Your Mentor Day: 30 Link *Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day: 31 Fun at Work Day: 31 (Last Friday) *Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: 31 National Big Wig Day: 31 Link (Last Friday) National Pre-school Fitness Day: 31 (Last Friday) Link *Street Children Day: 31 Link Link (Note: Different than one on April 12)
This month in History: • January 1, 1908- The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City. • January 12, 1966- Batman debuts on television • January 23, 1556- The deadliest earthquake in history strikes Shansi, China, killing 830,000 people. • Find more January historical events
Tips to surviving cold and snowy January days and nights: • Curl up by the fireside with a good book. • If you are a gardener, surf through seed catalogs, and read a good Garden Blog. • Become a Birdwatcher. Strategically set up a bird feeder where it can be seen from your window. You'll be amazed at how many different kinds of birds over-winter in your backyard. About Birdwatching • If you can't beat 'em join 'em.... participate in outdoor winter sports and activities.
Among other things, January is: • National Oatmeal Month • Hot Tea Month
January Notes: Flower of the Month: Carnation, Snowdrop Birthstone of the Month: Garnet The Moon this month is called the Old Moon, Moon after Yule, Storm Moon.
Newly Documented January Days: • Feed the Birds Day • Open That Bottle Night