Special Days in January

Special Holidays in January

January is…
Bath Safety Month
Blood Donor Month
Braille Literacy Month
Brain Teaser Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Clean Up Your Computer Month
Creativity Month
Dry January
Get Organized Month
Hot Tea Month
Hobby Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
Mentoring Month
Oatmeal Month
Polka Music Month
Soup Month
Reach Your Potential Month
Retail Bakers Month
Slow Cooking Month
Sunday Supper Month
Teen Driving Awareness Month
Train Your Dog Month
Walk Your Pet Month
The First Week In January is…
Diet Resolution Week is dedicated to setting achievable goals and gaining tips on positive dietary changes. During this week, people can try to start a healthier lifestyle and take the steps needed for long-term success. People can take small steps such as eating more fruits and vegetables, adding more fiber to their diet, and drinking plenty of water. They can also challenge themselves to new recipes using healthy ingredients that are fun and tasty.

Celebration of Life Week
is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the rich experiences and beautiful moments life offers. It allows people to appreciate their lives and cherish their relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. During this week, people can take time out of their busy schedules to pause, reflect, and express gratitude for all they have.

National Silent Record Week
is dedicated to recognizing the power of silence and creating space for introspection. During this week, people are encouraged to take time out of the everyday life’s hustle and bustle to find stillness and peace. People can practice mindfulness meditation, listen to calming music, or spend some alone time in nature.

New Year’s Resolutions Week
is dedicated to taking time from our usual routines and reflecting on the past year. It’s also a great opportunity to make resolutions for the upcoming year! People can take time to think about what changes they’d like to make in their lives, both big and small. They can set realistic goals for themselves and develop actionable plans.
The First Monday in January is…
National Thank God It’s Monday Day is dedicated to appreciating all of the good things in life and looking forward to the opportunities that a new year holds after the holiday season. It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments from the past year and set goals for what we’d like to achieve during the upcoming one.
The First Saturday in January is…
National Play Outside Day (Every month) is dedicated to getting outdoors and enjoying nature. It’s an opportunity for people of all ages to get some fresh air and sunshine, play games, explore nature, and have fun!
The Second Week in January is…
National Folic Acid Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of folic acid for health and wellness. It’s a great time for people to educate themselves about the many benefits of folic acids, such as their role in preventing birth defects and reducing the risk of certain diseases.

Home Office Safety and Security Week
is dedicated to helping people stay secure in their home offices. It’s an opportunity for individuals to take the necessary steps to ensure their home office is as safe and secure as possible. This may include setting up firewalls, installing antivirus software, utilizing two-factor authentication, and updating passwords regularly.

Letter Writing Week
is dedicated to reviving the lost art of letter writing. This is an excellent opportunity to send handwritten letters to friends, family, and colleagues. Sending letters is a great way to stay connected with people you care about

National Mocktail Week
is a week dedicated to celebrating non-alcoholic drinks! Whether you are looking to switch things up and try something new or want to reduce the amount of alcohol you consume, this week is the perfect opportunity. You can try making your favorite mocktails with fresh juices and herbs.
The Second Monday In January is…
National Clean Off Your Desk Day is dedicated to tidying up and decluttering your workspace! It’s a great opportunity to make sure that your desk is free of clutter and organization so that you can focus on work without distractions.
The Second Tuesday In January is…
Shop For Travel Day is dedicated to planning and prepping for your next trip! Whether you’re looking for new gear, scoping out places to stay, or researching fun activities, this is the perfect opportunity to get your ducks in a row before your big trip.
The Second Wednesday in January is…
National Take The Stairs Day is dedicated to getting active and taking the stairs instead of the elevator! Taking the stairs is easy to boost your daily physical activity and get your heart pumping.
The Second Saturday in January is…
National Vision Board Day is dedicated to creating a visual representation of your hopes and dreams. Crafting a vision board with images, quotes, and affirmations can help you stay motivated and inspired.

National Pizza Week
is dedicated to celebrating just about everyone’s favorite food – pizza! Whether you prefer classic pepperoni or something more unique like a vegan taco pizza, there’s something for everyone to enjoy
The Second Sunday in January is…
National Sunday Supper Day is dedicated to gathering around the dinner table with family and friends. This day celebrates the joy and comfort of cooking and spending time together.
The Third Week in January is…
Healthy Weight Week celebrates healthy lifestyle choices that support a balanced relationship with food and body image. This week focuses on encouraging people to make positive changes that don’t involve dieting or deprivation.

Hunt for Happiness Week
is an annual celebration of the power of positive thinking. It’s an opportunity to take a break from everyday stress and focus on living with gratitude, humor, and joy.

World Kiwanis Week
is an annual event celebrated by Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children. The week is celebrated in the third full week of October every year. It is a time for Kiwanis clubs worldwide to focus on their community service projects and promote the organization’s mission of serving children.
During World Kiwanis Week, Kiwanis clubs typically participate in community service projects, such as organizing food drives, hosting health fairs, and supporting local schools and youth organizations. The week also serves as an opportunity for Kiwanis members to raise awareness about the organization and its mission and to recruit new members.
The organization was founded in 1915 and has grown to include more than 15,000 clubs in 96 countries and geographic areas. Kiwanis is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

International Printing Week
is an annual celebration of the art of printing and its ability to bring people together in meaningful ways. It’s an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication that goes into producing printed materials, from business cards to books.

Sugar Awareness Week
is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness of the health dangers of excessive sugar consumption. With the right diet and lifestyle interventions, people can better understand how to reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases caused by high sugar intake.
The Third Monday in January is…
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (US Federal Holiday) is a federal holiday in the United States, observed on the third Monday of January each year, to honor the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968.

Dr. King is best known for advancing civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. His most famous speech, “I have a dream,” was delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States and for civil and economic rights. The holiday was first observed in 1986.

It is a day when Americans are encouraged to reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy and to engage in community service and other acts of kindness to honor his memory. On this day, many events are organized to celebrate his legacy, including parades, speeches, and community service projects. Schools and government offices are closed on this day, and many Americans take the day off to reflect on and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

The Third Wednesday in January is…
Get to Know Your Customers Day – Third Thursday of Each Quarter (January, April, July, October). This day aims to help businesses build stronger relationships with customers, understand their needs and preferences, and improve their products and services. Businesses can celebrate this day by reaching out to their customers through surveys, focus groups, or one-on-one interactions. They can also use this day to gather feedback and show customer appreciation.
The Third Saturday in January is…
National Use Your Gift Card Day is an annual event to encourage people to take advantage of the gift cards they have received, be it for birthdays, holidays, or other occasions. Celebrated on the first Saturday in December each year, this day provides a creative and convenient way to show appreciation to loved ones and organizations while supporting local businesses. (also celebrated December 8)

Fruitcake Toss Day (sometimes changes) is an annual event celebrated to eliminate the fruitcakes received as gifts during the holiday season. It’s a great way to have fun, spread holiday cheer, and recycle!

The Fourth Week of January is…
International Hot Air Balloon Week is an annual event in January offers people the chance to experience the thrill and beauty of hot air ballooning. This week, balloonists around the world come together to celebrate this aerial pursuit’s unique history, culture, and technology.

Irish Coffee Week is an annual event celebrated during the week of January 25 to celebrate the unique and delicious combination of coffee, whiskey and cream. This week is a great time to get creative with Irish coffee recipes, explore local Irish pubs, and honor the history of the iconic cocktail.

The Fourth Wednesday In January is…
Library Shelfie Day celebrates libraries and their impact on our communities. During this day, people around the world can share pictures of their library shelves using the hashtag #LibraryShelfieDay to inspire others to explore books and discover new reading material.
The Last Business Week in January is…
Clean Out Your Inbox Week encourages people to take the time to sort through their emails and declutter their inboxes. During this week, take the opportunity to finally unsubscribe from emails you no longer need, organize newsletters into folders, delete emails taking up space, and clean out your inbox for a more streamlined work experience.
The Last Monday in January is…
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day celebrates the magical, stress-relieving invention of Bubble Wrap. Stop and take a moment to appreciate this amazing invention by popping some bubbles and enjoying its satisfaction (pop!).
The Last Tuesday In January is…
Plan Your Vacation Day encourages people to plan their vacations early. Take the time on this day to brainstorm ideas, research locations, look into deals, or draw up your dream itinerary. Planning well in advance can help you get the best value for your vacation and ensure you don’t miss anything important.
The Last Friday In January is…
National Big Wig Day celebrates all the people who have achieved greatness and made a meaningful impact on society, locally, nationally, or worldwide. Celebrate your favorite big wig by publicly or privately thanking them for their work.
The Last Saturday in January is…
National Fun At Work Day is meant to encourage people to have fun while they work. Whether it’s organizing a team game or taking a break with coworkers, take some time out of the day to laugh and have a good time.

National Seed Swap Day celebrates the tradition of seed sharing. It is a great way to meet fellow growers, exchange rare plants, and promote a healthy garden.

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