January 2020 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.
Stone = Garnet      Flower = Carnation

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Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank. I realize social media spouts these daily. I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake. Maybe they're fun, but, Beware! Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their information.

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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 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 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
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)
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 Years Day.) NOTE: Some say it's the 3rd Monday. 
Divorce Monday: 6 Link (First Monday of 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 Rockerfeller Day: 10  Link

*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)
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
Women's Healthy Weight Day: 23 ( Thursday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week)

*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


A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 25
*A Room of One's Own Day: 25
Chinese New Year 2020: 25
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 saleto 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)
National Seed Swap Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
*Opposite Day: 25 Link
*Robert Burns Day: 25 Link  Link

*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)

January 2020 Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

NFirst Qtr.
11:45 pm

FFull Moon
2:21 pm


NLast Qtr.
 7:58 am

New Moon
 4:42 pm

Full Moon on the 10th  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.

On the 10th there is also a total Lunar Eclipse of the moon visible in Africa, Indian Ocean, Asia and Europe.

Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
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 and 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, National School Choice Week, World Day of Peace.
Thanks to Shimna Gammack for letting me know about No Pants Subway Ride Day.
Thanks to Diane Jellen for letting me know about National Codependency Awareness Month.
Thanks to Ashley Dwight for letting me know about Bubble Bath Day.
Thanks to Aaron Jarvis for letting me know about Kiss A Ginger Day.
Thanks to Mike Lanz for letting me know about National Cheese Lovers Day.
Thanks to Lauren Longworth for letting me know about Thank Your Mentor Day.
Thanks to Dinah Hunt for letting me know about World Snow Day.

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