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.
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All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history; or, we validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.
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.
I do not do ads. I do not try to make money from keeping these listings. I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll add a holiday observance for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.
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-- Doing so is a violation of the DMCA. --
Link to my holiday pages or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.
You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc. Just tell folks where you got them.
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.
January 2017 Monthly Holidays
Adopt A Rescued Bird Month
Bath Safety Month
Link Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Birth Defects Month
Link Book Blitz Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Financial Wellness Month
FirstFolio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare
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 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
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 2017 Weekly Holidays
*Diet Resolution Week: 1-7 National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week:
1-8 New Year's Resolutions Week: 1-8 *Silent Record Week: 1-7
*Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8 Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 4-8
Usually week of his birthday on Jan. 8.)
*International Consumer Electronics Show: 5-8
Dating & Life Coaches Recognition Week: 8-14
Home Office Safety and Security Week:
Folic Acid Awareness Week: 8-14
No Tillage Week: 10-13
*Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 11-18 Hunt For Happiness Week:
No Name Calling Week:
Link Sugar Awareness Week: 16-20 (3rd Work Week)
Healthy Weight Week: 16-20 (Third Week) National Activity Professionals Week: 17-23
Week) *National Fresh Squeezed Juice
Week: 17-23 *Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
Sundance Film Festival: 19-29
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 21-22 International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 21-29
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)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 22-29
(Last Business Week) National School Choice Week: 22-28
National Medical Group Practice Week:
4th Monday) International Hoof-Care Week: 24-27
Link(Moved from Feb.)
Childrens Authors and Illustrators Week: 29-2/4
Catholic Schools Week: 29-2/4 (Begins on Last Sunday) Meat Week: 29-2/4
on Last Sunday) Tax Identity Theft Week: 30-2/3 Link
January 2017 Daily Holidays
Law Day: 1
*Commitment Day: 1
*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) *World Day of Peace: 1
*Z Day: 1 *55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2 Blue Monday: 2
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: 2
Link(First Monday of year which is when most feel that divorces are filed. )
*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 National Weigh-In Day: 2 (Always
First Monday after New Years) *Pet Travel and Safety Day: 2
Link Rose Bowl Game: 2 "Thank God It's Monday"
Day: 2 (First
Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 2 *Drinking Straw Day: 3
*J.R.R. Tolkien Day: 3
*Memento Mori "Remember You Die" Day: 3
*National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day: 3
Link *Dimpled Chad Day: 4 Earth at Perihelion: 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
*Epiphany or Twelfth Night: 6
*National Technology Day: 6
*Three Kings Day: 6 Fruitcake Toss Day: 7
*Harlem Globetrotter's Day: 7
*I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: 7
*International Programmers' Day: 7
Link *Orthodox Christmas: 7
*National Bobblehead Day: 7 Link
*National Tempura Day: 7
*Argyle Day: 8 Asarah B'Tevet: 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
Sunday Supper Day: 8 Link
(2nd Sunday) No Pants Subway Ride Day: 8 Link
*Show and Tell Day at Work: 8
*War on Poverty Day: 8
*Balloon Ascension Day: 9
Enforcement Appreciation Day: 9
Cassoulet Day: 9 National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 9
*National Static Electricity Day: 9
*Panama's Martyr Day: 9
Link *League of Nations Day: 10
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
National Poetry at Work Day: 10 (2nd
Tuesday) Stephen Foster Day: 10
*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11
I Am A Mentor: 12 Link
Ginger Day: 12
Link(Red Heads) *National Hot Tea Day: 12 Blame
Someone Else Day: 13 (First
one of the year)
*Make Your Dream Come True Day:
Link *National Sticker Day: 13
*Public Radio Broadcasting Day: 13 *Caesarean Section Day: 14 Eagle Day: 14
*International Kite Day: 14 *Dress Up Your Pet Day: 14
Vision Board Day: 14 (2nd Saturday) *Organize Your Home Day: 14
*Ratification Day: 14 *Alpha Kappa
Alpha Day: 15 *Annoy
Squidward Day (aka Your Boss): 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 Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day):
15 (3rd Sunday)Link
World Religion Day: 15
Link(3rd Sunday) World Snow Day: 15
*Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
*Civil Service Day: 16 *Fig
Newton Day: 16 LinkLink Martin Luther King Day: 16
National Crowd Feed
Day: 16 (Always on Martin
Luther King Day) National Day of Service: 16
*Nothing Day: 16 *Religious Freedom Day: 16
*Without A Scalpel Day: 16 LinkLink
*Cable Car Day: 17 *Hot
Heads Chili Days: 17-18 International Mentoring Day: 17
*Judgment Day: 17
*Kid Inventors' Day: 17
*National Bootleggers Day: 17
*Popeye Day: 17 Rid The World of
Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 17 (Part of
Healthy Weight Week)
*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
*Thesaurus Day: 18
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) *Robert E. Lee Day: 19 Link
Thank Your Mentor Day: 19
*Tin Can Day: 19
*World Day of Migrants and Refugees: 19
*Camcorder Day: 20 Data Innovation Day: 20?
Link International Fetish
Day: 20 (3rd
Cheese Lovers Day: 20 Link Link
*Penguin Awareness Day: 20
*Inauguration Day: 20
*National Disc Jockey Day: 20
or Link(Go to 1958) Women's Healthy Weight Day: 20
Link (Friday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week) *National Hugging Day: 21
Link (also May 27)
*Squirrel Appreciation Day: 21 (Website is gone.
Observance will be deleted if no website/sponsor appears by next year.)
*Answer Your Cat's Questions Day: 22
*Celebration of Life Day: 22 National Bible Sunday: 22
*Roe vs. Wade Day: 22
*National Handwriting Day: 23 Link
*Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23
*Belly Laugh Day: 24
*Beer Can Day: 24
Link International Mobile Phone Recycling Day: 24
*National Compliment Day: 24
*National Peanut Butter Day: 24
*Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 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 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
Link(Also observed on March 17)
*Opposite Day: 25
*Robert Burns Day: 25
Link *Dental Drill Appreciation Day: 26
*Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26
*National Peanut Brittle Day: 26 Link *Toad
Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26
*Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27
Work Day: 27
*Holocaust Memorial Day: 27
*International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust:
Link National Big Wig Day: 27
*National Geographic Day: 27 National Pre-school Fitness Day:
27 (Last Friday)Link
*Thomas Crapper Day: 27
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27 A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 28
*Data Privacy Day: 28
*National Kazoo Day: 28
Link National Seed Swap Day:
Saturday) *Rubber Duckie Day: 28
moved this from the 13th due to Sesame Street saying it's on the 28th. And, the
general belief is that this is on Ernie's birthday.)
*Thank A Plugin Developer Day: 28
Your Local Quilt Shop Day: 28 (4th
*Curmudgeons Day: 29
*Freethinkers Day: 29
*National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
*Thomas Paine Day: 29 *World Leprosy Day: 29
(Last Sunday) Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day:
*Croissant Day: 30 Link
*Inane Answering Message Day: 30 *Appreciate Your Social Security
Check Day: 31
Your Heart with Art Day: 31 *Street Children Day: 31
LinkLink(Note: Different than one on
5 First Qtr.
2:47 pm EST
12 Full Moon
6:34 am EST
19 Last Qtr.
5:13 pm EST
27 New Moon
7:07 am EST
Full Moon on the 12rh 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.
Chases Calendar of Events 2017, Bernan Press 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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