January 2024 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 2024 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
Ginuary Link  Link
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 Opticians 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
Snowcare for Troops Awareness 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 2024 Weekly Holidays

*Diet Resolution Week: 1-7 
No Tillage Week: 1-5
*Silent Record Week: 1-7
*Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8
Carnival: 6-2/13
National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 6-12 (First Full Wk.)  Link
National Personal Trainer Awareness Week: 6-13  (Starts first Saturday 
Dating & Life Coaches Recognition Week: 7-13
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 7-13
Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 7-13 (Note: Usually week of his birthday on Jan. 8.)
Home Office Safety and Security Week: 7-13  (2nd Full Wk.)
National Mocktail Week: 7-13 (Second Week)
International Consummer Electronics Show: 9-12
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 10-14  Link
*Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 13-21 Link (Starts 2nd Saturday through following Sunday.)
Healthy Weight Week: 14-20 (Third Week)
Hunt For Happiness Week: 14-20 (Third Full Week)
Idiom Week: 14-20
Sugar Awareness Week: 14-20 (3rd Work Week)
No Name Calling Week:  15-19 Link
*National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
*Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
Sundance Film Festival: 18-28
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 21-27 (Last Business Week)
Data Privacy Week: 21-28
National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week: 21-27  (Last Full Week)
National Handwriting Analysis Week: 21-27 (Always has John Hancock's birthday 1/23)
National School Choice Week:  21-27 Link (Last Full Week)
Snowcare for Troops Week: 21-27
National Activity Professionals Week: 21-27  (Fourth Full Week) Link
National Medical Group Practice Week: 22-27 (Starts 4th Monday)
International Hoof-Care Week: 23-26 Link 
National Mentoring Summit: 24-26 Link
Angouleme International Comics Festival: 25-28  Link
Cordova Ice Worm Days: 27-2/3  Link
Catholic Schools Week: 28-2/3 (Begins on Last Sunday)
Data Privacy Week: 28-2/3 Link (Always has 28th in it. Data Privacy Day)
Meat Week: 28-2/3 (Begins on Last Sunday)
National Anesthesiologists Week: 28-2/3 Link
National Cowboy Poetry Week: 29-2/3

January 2024 Daily Holidays

*Copyright Law Day: 1
Divorce Monday: 1 Link (First Monday of year which is when most feel that divorces are filed.)
*Ellis Island Day: 1
*Euro Day: 1
*First Foot Day: 1 Link
*Global Family Day: 1 Link
Handsel Day: 1 Link (First Monday)
*Mummer's Parade: 1
National "Thank God It's Monday" Day: 1 (First Monday of the year.)
*New Years Day: 1
*New Year's Dishonor List Day: 1 
*Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1 Link (Cony 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
Earth at Perhelion: 2 @  7:38 pm  Link
*Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2 Link
*National Buffet Day: 2 Link
*National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2
*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
St. Basil's Day: 2
*Stop Spam Day: 2 Link
*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 Link
*National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day: 3 Link

Congress Assembles: 4 (Unless it's on a weekend, then following Monday)
*Dimpled Chad Day: 4 Link
*Pop Music Chart Day: 4
*Tom Thumb Day: 4
*Trivia Day: 4
*World Braille Day: 4  Link
*World Hypnotism Day: 4  Link


*Kappa Alpha Psi Day: 5
*National Bird Day: 5 Link
*National Keto Day: 5 Link
*National Screenwriters Day: 5 
*Monopoly Game Day: 5  Link (See also Feb. 6)
*Twelfth Night: 5
*Whipped Cream Day: 5  Link Link Link

*Armenian Christmas: 6
*Bean Day: 6
*Epiphany: 6
*I Am A Mentor Day: 6  Link
*National Bean Day: 6 Link
National Play Outside Day: 6 Link (First Saturday)
*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
*International Programmers Day: 7
*Invisible Pain Day: 7
*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 Career Coach Day: 8 Link
National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 8 (2nd Monday)
*National Joy Germ Day: 8
*National Winter Skin Relief Day: 8  Link
Plough Monday: 8 Link (First Monday After Jan. 6)
*Show and Tell Day at Work: 8 Link
*Snuggle A Chicken Day: 8
*War on Poverty Day: 8
*World Typing Day: 8 Link

*Balloon Ascension Day: 9 Link
*Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: 9  Link  Link
*National Cassoulet Day: 9
National Poetry at Work Day: 9 (2nd Tuesday)
*National Static Electricity Day: 9 Link
*Panama's Martyr Day: 9 Link
*Phi Beta Sigma Day: 9
*Play God Day: 9 Link (Do something nice for someone)
National Shop For Travel Day: 9 (2nd Tuesday)  Link


*Houseplant Appreciation Day: 10 Link ( International Plant Appreciation Day is April 13)
*League of Nations Day: 10
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
*National Oysters Rockefeller Day: 10  Link
*National Save The Eagles Day: 10 Link

*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
*Girl Hug Boy Day: 11
*Heritage Treasures Day: 11 Link
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11 Link
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11 Link
*National Milk Day: 11 Link (Note: World Milk Day is June 1)
*World Sketchnote Day: 11 Link


*Kiss A Ginger Day: 12 Link (Red Heads)
National Hockey Mom Day: 12 (Second Friday)
*National Hot Tea Day: 12
*National Pharmacist Day: 12 Link (Note: World Pharmacists Day is September 25)

*Delta Sigma Theta Day: 13
Eagle Day: 13 (2nd Saturday)
*Korean American Day: 13  Link
*Make Your Dream Come True Day: 13 Link
*National Sticker Day: 13  Link
National Vision Board Day: 13 (2nd Saturday)
*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 Sunday Supper Day: 14 Link  (2nd Sunday)
*Organize Your Home Day: 14 Link
*Ratification Day: 14
*World Logic Day: 14

*Alpha Kappa Alpha Day: 15
Blue Monday: 15  (3rd Monday)  Link 
*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.)
Martin Luther King Day: 15 (3rd Monday)
*National Booch (Kombucha) Day: 15 Link (Note: World Kombucha Day is February 21)
National Crowd Feed Day: 15   (Always on Martin Luther King Day)
National Day of Service: 15 Link  (3rd Monday)
*National Bagel Day: 15  Link  (Note: Bagelfest Day is July 26)
*National Hat Day: 15
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 15 (3rd Monday)
Robert E. Lee Day: 15   Link (3rd Monday)
*Thank Your Mentor Day: 15 Link

*Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
*Civil Service Day: 16
*Fig Newton Day: 16 Link  Link
*National Nothing Day: 16
*National Quinoa Day: 16
*Religious Freedom Day: 16 Link 
*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 Link
*Kid Inventors' Day:  17
*National Bootleggers Day: 17
*Popeye Day: 17
*National Rye Whiskey Day: 17  Link

Get to Know Your Customers Day: 18 ( January 18, April 18, July 18  and October 17 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
*Thesaurus Day: 18 Link
Women's Healthy Weight Day: 18 ( Thursday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week)


Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 19-20
Hat Day: 19 (3rd Friday)
International Fetish Day: 19 (3rd Friday)
*Popcorn Day: 19 Link  (Alternate date: Super Bowl Sunday)
*Tin Can Day: 19
*World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 19
*World Quark Day: 19 Link


*Camcorder Day: 20
*Inauguration Day: 20
*International Day of Acceptances: 20 Link
*National Cheese Lovers Day: 20
*National Disc Jockey Day: 20 Link
National Use Your Gift Card Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)  Link
*Penguin Awareness Day: 20 Link
*Tech Day: 20

Celebration of Life Day: 21 (Sunday of Last Full Wk.)
*International Sweatpants Day: 21
*Mariachi Day: 21 Link
*National Cheesy Socks Day: 21
*National Hugging Day: 21 Link  (also May 27) 
*National Hug Your Puppy Day: 21
*National Hyalluronic Acid Day: 21 Link
National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 21 (3rd Sunday)  Link
World Religion Day: 21 Link (3rd Sunday)
World Snow Day: 21 Link (3rd Sunday)

*Answer Your Cat's Questions Day:  Link
*National Polka Dot Day: 22 Link
*Roe vs. Wade Day: 22
World Scotch Pie Day: 22 ?  Link

*Maternal Health Awareness Day: 23 Link
*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 Link

*Beer Can Day: 24  Link  Link
*Belly Laugh Day: 24
*International Day of Education: 24
*International Mobile Phone Recycling Day: 24 Link
Library Shelfie Day: 24 Link (4th Wednesday)
*National Compliment Day: 24 Link Link
*National Peanut Butter Day: 24 Link
*Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24  Link
Tu B'Shavat: 24-25
*World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture: 24

*A Room of One's Own Day: 25 Link
*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. )

*National Irish Coffee Day: 25 (Also observed on March 17)
*Opposite Day: 25 Link
*Robert Burns Day: 25 Link  Link

*Clashing Clothes Day: 26
*Dental Drill Appreciation Day: 26
Fun at Work Day: 26 (Last Friday)
*International Customs Day: 26 Link
*Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26
National Big Wig Day: 26  Link  (Last Friday)
*National Green Juice Day: 26 Link
*National Peanut Brittle Day: 26  Link
National Pre-school Fitness Day: 26 (Last Friday) Link
*Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26

*Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27
Fruitcake Toss Day: 27 (Last Saturday) Link
*Holocaust Memorial Day: 27
*International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27 Link
*International Port Wine Day: 27 Link
Local Quilt Shop Day: 27 (4th Saturday)
*National Geographic Day: 27
National Seed Swap Day:  27 (Last Saturday)
*Thomas Crapper Day: 27
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27
*World Breast Pumping Day: 27 Link

*Data Privacy Day: 28   Link
*Global Community Engagement Day: 28 Link
National Bible Sunday: 28  (4th Sunday)
*National Kazoo Day: 28 Link
*National Pediatrician Day: 28
*National Gift of The Lady Bug Day: 28 Link
*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
World Leprosy Day: 28 (Last Sunday)


Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 29  (Always Last Monday)
*Curmudgeons Day: 29
*Freethinkers Day: 29
*National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
*Thomas Paine Day: 29


A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 30 (Last Tuesday)
*Croissant Day: 30 Link
*National Inane Answering Message Day: 30 Link
National Plan For A Vacation Day: 30  Link  (Last Tuesday)
*World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day: 30

*Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day: 31
*Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: 31
*Street Children Day: 31 Link  Link (Note: Different than one on April 12)


January 2024  Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

NFuLast Qtr.
10:32 pm

FNNew Moon
6:58 am


NFirst Qtr.
 10:53 pm

Full Moon

 12:54 pm

Full Moon on the 25th  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:  The Quadrantids Meteor Shower is suppose to produce about 40 meteors per hour.

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