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Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2014 information.

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How Holidays Begin & How to Start One

Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Garnet        Flower= Carnation

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The History of New Years Eve and New Year's Day
The History of the Mummers Parade + Cartoon Fun
  History of the Tournament of Roses Parade & Cartoon Fun
  History of the Rose Bowl Game & Cartoon Fun
The History of Twelfth Night & Cartoon Fun
The History of Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday & Cartoon Fun

The History of the Hopi ( Bean Sprout) Powamu Festival
The History of the Iroquois Midwinter Ceremony & Cartoon Fun


If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Special thanks to Chris Sodini for letting me know about No Name Calling Week.
Special thanks to Pam Hennessy for letting me know about Bird Day.
Special thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Special thanks to Eric Cornell for letting me know about Nat'l Activity Professional Week.
Special thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Celebration of Life Week and Universal Letter Writing Week
Thanks to Liesl Anderson for letting me know about World Hypnotism Day.
Thanks to Dan Loomis for letting me  know about International Programmers' Day
Thanks to Nicole Dooley for letting me know about Panama Martyr Day.
Thanks to Kimberly Adkins for letting me know about "National Activity Professionals Week."
Thanks to Kit Singleton for letting me know about "Thank a Plugin Developer Day."
Thanks to Jeff Veverka for letting me know about National Polka Music Month.
Thanks to Dawn Weyde for letting me know about Popcorn Day.
Thanks to Chris Jepsen for letting me know about "Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day."
Thanks to Scott Heiner for letting me know about Kazoo Day.
Thanks to Roger W. Hancock for letting me know about Robert E. Lee Day.
Thanks to Holly Craw for letting me know about Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Awareness Day.
Thanks to Lisa Nusbaum for letting me know about Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Thanks to Tim Olson for letting me know about National Peanut Butter Day.
Thanks to Kathryn Baker for letting me know about National Science Fiction Day.
Thanks to Paul Lescarmure for letting me know about Robert Burns Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, National Folic Acid Awareness Week.,
World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Blue Monday, Divorce Monday, Train Your Dog Month, Unchain A Dog Month,
Walk Your Dog Month, Adopt A Rescued Bird Month, Pet Travel Safety Day.
Thanks to Shimna Gammack for letting me know about No Pants Subway Ride Day.


January Monthly Observances

Adopt A Rescued Bird Month Link
Apple and Apricots Month
Artichoke and Asparagus Month Link
Bath Safety Month
Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Birth Defects Month
Book Blitz Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
Carnival Season
(1/6 to 2/21/)
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get A Balanced Life Month
Get Organized Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness 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
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Mentoring Month 
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

National Personal Trainer Awareness Month Link
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Soup Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Link
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Oatmeal Month
Rising Star Month
Self-help Group Awareness Month
Self-Love Month
Shape Up US Month
Teen Driving Awareness Month
Train Your Dog Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Unchain A Dog Month Link
Walk Your Dog Month Link
Worldwide Rising Star Month

January Weekly Observances

New Year's Resolutions Week: 1-4
*Celebration of Life Week: 1-7 Link
*Diet Resolution Week: 1-7 
*Silent Record Week: 1-7
*Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8

Home Office Safety and Security Week: 5-11
National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 5-11
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 5-12
International 3-D Week: 7-10
Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 8-11
(Note: Usually week of his birthday on Jan. 8.)
*Universal Letter Writing Week: 8-14
*Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
National Vocation Awareness Week: 13-19
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 15-19
Sundance Film Festival: 16-26

*National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 18-19
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 18-26 Link
*Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 19-25
Healthy Weight Week: 19-25
Hunt For Happiness Week: 19-25
(Third Full Week)
National Activity Professionals Week: 19-24  Link
National Nurse Anesthetists Week:
National Handwriting Analysis Week:
No Name Calling Week: 20-24
Sugar Awareness Week: 20-24 (3rd Work Week)
World Leprosy Week: 24-29
Kid Film Festival: 25-26
Catholic Schools Week: 26-2/1
Meat Week: 26-2/1
(Begins on Last Sunday)
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week: 27-2/1
National Medical Group Practice Week: 27-2/1
(Starts 4th Monday)
International Hoof Care Week: 28-31
US National Snow Sculpting Week: 29-2/8

January Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Copyright Law Day: 1
Commitment Day: 1
*Ellis Island Day: 1
*Euro Day: 1
*First Foot Day: 1 Link Link
*Global Family Day: 1

*Mummer's Parade: 1
*New Years Day: 1
*New Year's Dishonor List Day: 1

*Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1
Link (Coney Island, NY)
Rose Bowl Game: 1
*Saint Basil's Day: 1
*Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1
*Z Day: 1
*55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2
*Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2
*National Buffet Day: 2
*National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2
*National Personal Trainer Awareness Day: 2
*National Science Fiction Day: 2  Link
*Pet Travel and Safety Day: 2 Link
Rabi'i: 2
*Drinking Straw Day: 3
*J.R.R. Tolkien Day: 3
*Memento Mori "Remember You Die" Day: 3
*National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day: 3
*Dimpled Chad Day: 4
Earth at Perihelion: 4
*Pop Music Chart Day: 4
*Tom Thumb Day: 4
*Trivia Day: 4
*World Braille Day: 4 
*World Hypnotism Day: 4  Link
*Bean Day:  5 Link
*Bird Day: 5
Blue Monday: 6 Link (First Monday of the Year. But It Can't Fall on New Years Day.)
Divorce Monday: 6
Link (First Monday of year which is when most feel file for divorce.)
*Epiphany or Twelfth Night: 6
National Weigh-In Day: 6 (Always First Monday after New Years)  Link
"Thank God It's Monday" Day: 6
*Three Kings Day: 6
*Harlem Globetrotter's Day: 7
*I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: 7
*International Programmers' Day: 7
*Orthodox Christmas: 7
*National Tempura Day: 7
*Argyle Day: 8
*Bubble Bath Day: 8 Link
*Earth's Rotation Day: 8
*National English Toffee Day: 8  Link
*Midwife's Day or Women's Day: 8
*National Joy Germ Day: 8
*Show and Tell Day at Work: 8
*War on Poverty Day: 8
*Balloon Ascension Day: 9
*National Static Electricity Day: 9 Link
*Panama's Martyr Day: 9
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
*League of Nations Day: 10
*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11
Fruitcake Toss Day: 11
No Pants Subway Ride Day: 12
*Make Your Dream Come True Day: 13 Link
National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 13 (2nd Monday)
*Public Radio Broadcasting Day: 13
*Rubber Duckie Day: 13
*Stephen Foster Day: 13
*Caesarean Section Day: 14
*International Kite Day: 14
*Dress Up Your Pet Day: 14 Link  Link 
National Poetry at Work Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday)
*Organize Your Home Day: 14 Link
*Ratification Day: 14
*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.)

*Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 16 ( January 16,  April 17, July 17 and October 16)
*Nothing Day: 16

*Religious Freedom Day: 16 Link
Tu B'shuvat: 16
Women in Blue Jeans Day: 16-17 Link
*Cable Car Day: 17

*Hot Heads Chili Days: 17-18
International Fetish Day: 17 (3rd Friday)
*Judgment Day: 17
*Kid Inventors' Day:  17
Polar Bear Swim: 18
(Seward, AK) Link (Another one in June in Seward, AK)
*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
*Thesaurus Day: 18
*National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 18 
Martin Luther King Day: 20 (Observed)
*Popcorn Day: 19 Link  (Alternate date: Super Bowl Sunday)
*Tin Can Day: 19
*World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 19
World Religion Day: 19 Link  (3rd Sunday)
National Day of Service: 20

*Camcorder Day: 20
*Penguin Awareness Day: 20
*Inauguration Day: 20
(traditional)  See 21st this year.
*National Disc Jockey Day: 20 Link  or Link (Go to 1958)
Robert E. Lee Day: 20  (3rd Monday) Link
Inauguration Day: 21 (Observed) Link
*National Hugging Day: 21
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 21
*Squirrel Appreciation Day: 21
Link (Different than Squirrel Awareness Month in October)
*Answer Your Cat's Questions Day: 22
*Celebration of Life Day: 22
*Roe vs. Wade Day: 22
Data Innovation Day: 23
*National Handwriting Day: 23
*National Pie Day: 23
*Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23
Women's Healthy Weight Day: 23 (Last Thursday)
*Belly Laugh Day: 24
*Beer Can Day: 24 
*National Compliment Day: 24
*National Peanut Butter Day: 24
*Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24 
AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 25
*A Room of One's Own Day: 25
*Macintosh Computer Day: 25
 (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 for celebration,  this is why I am listing it on the 25th also and not the other dates. )

*National Irish Coffee Day: 25
Link (Also observed on March 17)
National Seed Swap Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
*Opposite Day: 25 Link
*Robert Burns Day: 25
Soup Swap Day: 25 Link   (Note: Link says 3rd Saturday. But Facebook page says 25th this year, which is 4th Saturday.)
Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day: 25
Grammy Awards: 26
*Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26
*National Peanut Brittle Day: 26
*Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26
World Leprosy Day: 26
*Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 27 (Always Last Monday) Link and Link
Holocaust Memorial Day: 27 Link
*International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27
Thomas Crapper Day: 27
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27

*Data Privacy Day: 28 Link
*National Kazoo Day: 28
*Thank A Plugin Developer Day: 28
*Curmudgeons Day: 29
*Freethinkers Day: 29
*National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29

*Thomas Paine Day: 29
*Inane Answering Message Day: 30

*Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day: 31
Chinese New Year: 31
Fun at Work Day: 31
(Last Friday)
*Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: 31
National Pre-school Fitness Day: 31 (Last Friday) Link
*Street Children Day: 31 Link  (Note: Different than one on April 12)


January 2014
Moon Phases

New Moon
6:14 am

First  Qtr.
10:39 pm

Full  Moon
11:52 pm

Last  Qtr.
12:20 am

New  Moon
4:38 pm

Full Moon on  the 15 th  is called "Wolf Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes
because at this time of the year, the wolves howl in hunger.

Moon Animation Credit



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