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January 2020 Monthly Holidays
Adopt A Rescued Bird Month
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
Financial Wellness Month
Get A Balanced Life Month
Get Organized Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
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
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Codependency Awareness 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
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Soup Month
Link National Slavery and Human
Trafficking Prevention Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
Link National Sunday Supper Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Self-help Group Awareness Month
Shape Up US Month
Teen Driving Awareness Month
Train Your Dog Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Link Unchain A Dog Month
Link Walk Your Pet Month
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
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
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
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:
(Always has John Hancock's birthday 1/23) National School Choice Week: 19-25
Full Week) 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 Medical Group Practice Week: 27-2/1
4th Monday) Tax Identity Theft Week: 27-2/2
Link Angouleme International Comics Festival: 30-2/2
January 2020 Daily Holidays
Law Day: 1
*Commitment Day: 1
Link *Ellis Island Day: 1
*Euro Day: 1
*First Foot Day: 1
*Global Family Day: 1
*New Years Day: 1
*New Year's Dishonor List Day: 1
*Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1
NY & Vancouver, BC) *Public Domain Day: 1
Rose Bowl Game: 1
Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1 *World Day of Peace: 1
*Z Day: 1
*55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2 Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) : 2 [Observed] (See also
*Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2
*National Buffet Day: 2
*National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2
*National Personal Trainer Awareness Day: 2
Link *National Science Fiction Day:
Link *Pet Travel and Safety Day: 2
Link *World Introvert Day: 2
Congress Assembles: 3 (Unless on weekend, then
following Monday) *Drinking Straw Day: 3 *Festival of
Sleep 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
*I Am A Mentor Day: 4
Link National Play Outside Day: 4
*Pop Music Chart Day: 4
*Tom Thumb Day: 4
*Trivia Day: 4
*World Braille Day: 4
Link *World Hypnotism Day: 4
*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
(See also Feb. 6) No Pants Subway Ride Day: 5 Link(First Sunday) *Twelfth
Night: 5 *Whipped Cream Day: 5
*Armenian Christmas: 6 Blue Monday: 6 Link (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
*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
*Argyle Day: 8
*Bubble Bath Day: 8
Link *Earth's Rotation Day: 8
*National English Toffee Day:
Day or Women's Day: 8 *National Joy Germ Day: 8 *National Winter Skin Relief Day: 8
*Show and Tell Day at Work: 8 *War on Poverty Day: 8
*Balloon Ascension Day: 9
Enforcement Appreciation Day: 9
Cassoulet Day: 9 *National Static Electricity Day: 9
*Panama's Martyr Day: 9
*League of Nations Day: 10
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10 *National Oysters Rockerfeller
*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11 Eagle Day: 11 (2nd Saturday)
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11
*National Milk Day: 11
Vision Board Day: 11 (2nd Saturday)
Ginger Day: 12
Link(Red Heads) *National Hot Tea Day: 12
National Sunday Supper Day: 12 Link
*Korean American Day: 13
*Make Your Dream Come True Day:
Link National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 13
(2nd Monday) *National Sticker Day: 13
*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
at Work Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday) National Shop For Travel
Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday)
Link *Organize Your Home Day: 14
*Ratification Day: 14
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
*Civil Service Day: 16 *Fig
Newton Day: 16 LinkLink
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 LinkLink
*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
*Popeye Day: 17
International Fetish Day: 17 (3rd
National Use Your Gift Card Day: 18 (3rd Saturday) Link
*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
*Thesaurus Day: 18
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) *Robert E. Lee Day: 19
*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
*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
or Link(Go to 1958) *Penguin Awareness Day: 20
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 20 (3rd
*Answer Your Cat's Questions Day: 22 *Roe vs. Wade Day: 22
*National Handwriting Day: 23 Link
*National Pie Day: 23
Link (Not to be confused
with Pi Day on March 14)
*Paul Pitcher Day: 23
*Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23
*Beer Can Day: 24
Link *Belly Laugh Day: 24
Link *International Day of Education: 24 *International Mobile Phone Recycling Day: 24
*National Compliment Day: 24 *National Peanut Butter Day: 24
*Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24
Link Women's Healthy Weight Day: 24 (Friday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week)
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
(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
*Opposite Day: 25
*Robert Burns Day: 25
*Thank Your Mentor Day: 25
*Dental Drill Appreciation Day: 26 Grammy Awards: 26
*Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26 National Bible Sunday: 26
Link(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:
Link Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 27
Last Monday) Link
Link *National Geographic Day: 27
*Thomas Crapper Day: 27
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27 *Data Privacy Day: 28
*National Kazoo Day: 28
Link *National Pediatrician Day: 28 National Plan For A Vacation Day: 28
Link (Last Tuesday) *Rubber Ducky Day: 28
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 *Library Shelfie Day: 29
Link *National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
*Thomas Paine Day: 29
*Croissant Day: 30 Link
*Inane Answering Message Day: 30
*Appreciate Your Social Security
Check Day: 31 Fun at Work Day: 31
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
LinkLink(Note: Different than one on
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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