January 2023 Holidays


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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.
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January 2023 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: Jan. 6- March 1
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 Cheesy Sock Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Codependency Awareness Month Link
National Conscience Month
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
World Introvert Month Link
Worldwide Rising Star Month

January 2023 Weekly Holidays

*Diet Resolution Week: 1-7 
Home Office Safety and Security Week: 1-7  (First Full Wk.)  Link
National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 1-7 Link
Dating & Life Coaches Recognition Week: 1-7
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 1-7
*Silent Record Week: 1-7
International Consummer Electronics Show: 2-8
*Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8
No Tillage Week: 3-6
Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 6-9 (Note: Usually week of his birthday on Jan. 8.)
National Personal Trainer Awareness Week: 7-14 (Starts first Saturday)  
Idiom Week: 8-14
National Mocktail Week: 8-14 (Second Week)
*Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
Healthy Weight Week: 15-21 (Third Week)
Hunt For Happiness Week: 15-21 (Third Full Week)
National Activity Professionals Week: 15-21  (Third Full Week)
Sugar Awareness Week: 15-21 (3rd Work Week)
*National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
No Name Calling Week:  17-21 Link
*Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 18-22
Sundance Film Festival: 19-31
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 21-29 Link (Starts 3rd Saturday through following Sunday.)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 22-28 (Last Business Week)
National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week: 22-28  (Last Full Week)
National Handwriting Analysis Week: 22-28 (Always has John Hancock's birthday 1/23)
National School Choice Week:  22-28 Link (Last Full Week)
Snowcare for Troops Week: 22-28
Ally Week: 23-27 Link
Data Privacy Week: 23-27  Link
National Medical Group Practice Week: 23-28 (Starts 4th Monday)
Westminster Dog Show: 23-25
International Hoof-Care Week: 23-28 Link 
National Mentoring Summit: 25-27 Link
Angouleme International Comics Festival: 26-29  Link
Cordova Ice Worm Days: 28-2/1  Link
Catholic Schools Week: 29-2/4 (Begins on Last Sunday)
Meat Week: 29-2/4  (Begins on Last Sunday)
National Anesthesiologists Week: 29-2/4  Link

January 2023 Daily Holidays

*Copyright Law Day: 1
*Ellis Island Day: 1
*Euro Day: 1
*First Foot Day: 1 Link
*Global Family Day: 1 Link
*Humane Day: 1  Link
*Mummer's Parade: 1
*New Years Day: 1
*New Year's Dishonor List Day: 1
No Pants Subway Ride Day: 1 Link (First Sunday) 
*Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1 Link (Cony Island NY & Vancouver, BC)
*Public Domain Day: 1  Link
Rose Bowl Game: 1
St. Basil's Day: 1
Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1
*World Day of Peace: 1 Link
*Z Day: 1

*55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2
Divorce Monday: 2 Link (First Monday of year which is when most feel that divorces are filed.)
Handsel Day: 2 Link (First Monday)
*Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2
*National Buffet Day: 2 Link
*National Cheese Lovers Day: 2 Link (Used to be on 20th)
*National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2 Link
*National Personal Trainer Awareness Day: 2
*National Science Fiction Day: 2  Link
National Weigh-In Day: 2  (Always First Monday after New Years) 
*Pet Travel and Safety Day: 2
*World Introvert Day: 2  Link

*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
Thank God It's Monday" Day: 3 (First  Workday Monday. Holidays don't count.)

Congress Assembles: 4 (Unless it's on a weekend, then following Monday)
*Dimpled Chad Day: 4
Earth at Perihelion Day: 4
*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
*Kappa Alpha Psi Day: 5
*National Keto Day: 5 Link
*National Screenwriters Day: 5  Link
*Monopoly Game Day: 5  Link (See also Feb. 6)
*Twelfth Night: 5
*Whipped Cream Day: 5  Link

*Armenian Christmas: 6
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 6-8
*Epiphany: 6
*I Am A Mentor Day: 6  Link
*National Shortbread Day: 6  Link
*National Technology Day: 6  Link
*Three Kings Day: 6

*Harlem Globetrotter's Day: 7
*I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: 7
National Play Outside Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
*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
*National English Toffee Day: 8  Link
*Midwife's Day or Women's Day: 8
*National Joy Germ Day: 8
National Sunday Supper Day: 8 Link  (2nd Sunday)
*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 Clean Off Your Desk Day: 9 (2nd Monday)
*National Static Electricity Day: 9 Link
*Panama's Martyr Day: 9 Link
*Phi Beta Sigma Day: 9
Plough Monday: 9 Link (First Monday After Jan. 6)


*League of Nations Day: 10
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
*National Oysters Rockerfeller Day: 10  Link
National Poetry at Work Day: 10 (2nd Tuesday)
National Shop For Travel Day: 10 (2nd Tuesday)  Link

*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11 Link
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11 Link

*Kiss A Ginger Day: 12 Link (Red Heads)
*National Hot Tea Day: 12

Bean Day: 13-15 ?  Link
Blame Someone Else Day: 13 (First Friday the 13th of The Year.)
*Delta Sigma Theta Day: 13
*Korean American Day: 13  Link
*Make Your Dream Come True Day: 13 Link
*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



Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 14-15
*Caesarean Section Day: 14
Eagle Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
*International Kite Day: 14
National Vision Board Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
*Organize Your Home Day: 14 Link
*Ratification Day: 14
*World Logic 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 Hat Day: 15
National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 15 (3rd Sunday)  Link
*Thank Your Mentor Day: 15 Link
World Religion Day: 15 Link (3rd Sunday)
World Snow Day: 15 Link (3rd Sunday)

*Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
Blue Monday: 16  (3rd Monday)  Link 
*Civil Service Day: 16
*Fig Newton Day: 16 Link  Link
Martin Luther King Day: 16 (3rd Monday)
National Crowd Feed Day: 16   (Always on Martin Luther King Day)
National Day of Service: 16 Link  (3rd Monday)
*National Nothing Day: 16
*National Quinoa Day: 16
*Religious Freedom Day: 16 Link 
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 16 (3rd Monday)
Robert E. Lee Day: 16   Link (3rd Monday)
*Without A Scalpel Day: 16 Link  Link
*Zeta Phi Beta Day: 16

*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
*National Rye Whiskey Day: 17  Link
World Scotch Pie Day: 17?  Link

*National Disc Jockey Day: 18 Link  or Link  (Go to 1958)
*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
*Thesaurus Day: 18 Link

Get to Know Your Customers Day: 19 ( January 19,  April 20, July 20  and October 19 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*Popcorn Day: 19 Link  (Alternate date: Super Bowl Sunday)
*Tin Can Day: 19
Women's Healthy Weight Day: 19 ( Thursday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week)
*World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 19
*World Quark Day: 19  Link

Hat Day: 20 (3rd Friday)
*Camcorder Day: 20
*Inauguration Day: 20
International Fetish Day: 20 (3rd Friday)
*Penguin Awareness Day: 20 Link
*Tech Day: 20 Link

*International Sweatpants Day: 21
*National Cheesy Socks Day: 21
*National Hugging Day: 21 Link  (also May 27) 
*National Hug Your Puppy Day: 21
National Use Your Gift Card Day: 21 (3rd Saturday)  Link

*Answer Your Cat's Questions Day: 22
Celebration of Life Day: 22 (Sunday of Last Full Wk.)
National Bible Sunday: 22  (4th Sunday)
*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
*International Day of Education: 24
*International Mobile Phone Recycling Day: 24 Link
*National Compliment Day: 24
*National Peanut Butter Day: 24 Link
*Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24  Link
*World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture: 24

*A Room of One's Own Day: 25
*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 for celebration,  this is why I am listing it on the 25th also and not the other dates. )
Library Shelfie Day: 25 Link (4th Wednesday)
*National Irish Coffee Day: 25 (Also observed on March 17)
*Opposite Day: 25 Link
*Robert Burns Day: 25 Link  Link

*Dental Drill Appreciation Day: 26
*Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26
*National Green Juice Day: 26 Link
*National Peanut Brittle Day: 26  Link
*Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26

*Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27
Fun at Work Day: 27 (Last Friday)
*Holocaust Memorial Day: 27
*International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27 Link
National Big Wig Day: 27  Link  (Last Friday)
*National Geographic Day: 27
National Pre-school Fitness Day: 27 (Last Friday) Link
National Seed Swap Day:  28 (Last Saturday)
*Thomas Crapper Day: 27
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27

*Data Privacy Day: 28 Link  Link
Fruitcake Toss Day: 28 Link (Last Saturday)
Local Quilt Shop Day: 28 (4th Saturday)
*National Kazoo Day: 28 Link
*National Pediatrician Day: 28
*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


AFRMA Fancy Rat Day: 29
*Curmudgeons Day: 29
*Freethinkers Day: 29
Grammy Awards: 29?
*National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
*Thomas Paine Day: 29
World Leprosy Day: 29 (Last Sunday)

*Croissant Day: 30 Link
*Inane Answering Message Day: 30

A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 31 (Last Tuesday)
*Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day: 31
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 31  (Always Last Monday) Link
*Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: 31
National Plan For A Vacation Day: 31  Link  (Last Tuesday)
*Street Children Day: 31 Link  Link (Note: Different than one on April 12)


January 2023  Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

NFuFull Moon
6:09 pm

FLast Qtr.
9:13 pm


NNew Moon
 3:55  pm

First Qtr.

 10:20  am

Full Moon on the 6th  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.

January 3-4: Quadrantid Meteor Shower. (Could have up to 40 meteors per hour.)

January 30: Best time to view Mercury, since it'll be at it's highest point above the horizon.

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