January 2021 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 2021 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- Feb. 16
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
Worldwide Rising Star Month

January 2021 Weekly Holidays

*Diet Resolution Week: 1-7 
*Silent Record Week: 1-7
*New Year's Resolutions Week: 1-8  Link
*Someday We'll Laugh About This Week: 2-8
National Personal Trainer Awareness Week: 2-9 (Starts first Saturday)   Link
Home Office Safety and Security Week: 3-9  (First Full Wk.)  Link
National Folic Acid Awareness Week: 3-9 Link
Dating & Life Coaches Recognition Week: 3-9
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 3-9
Elvis' Birthday Celebration Week: 6-10 (Note: Usually week of his birthday on Jan. 8.)
International Consummer Electronics Show: 6-9
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 6-10
National Mocktail Week: 10-16 (Second Week)
*Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
No Tillage Week: 15-21
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 16-24 Link
Starts 3rd Saturday through following Sunday.

*National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
Healthy Weight Week: 17-23 (Third Week)
Hunt For Happiness Week:  17-23 (Third Full Week)
National Activity Professionals Week:  17-23  (Third Full Week)
National Handwriting Analysis Week: 17-23(Always has John Hancock's birthday 1/23)
Sugar Awareness Week: 18-23
(3rd Work Week)
No Name Calling Week:  18-22 Link

*Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 24-30
(Last Business Week)
Idiom Week: 24-30 (Last Week)
National School Choice Week:  24-30 Link (Last Full Week)
Snowcare for Troops Week: 24-30
Ally Week: 24-30 Link
National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week: 24-30 (Last Full Week)
National Medical Group Practice Week: 25-30 (Starts 4th Monday)
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering: 25-30 Cancelled
International Hoof-Care Week: 26-29  Link 
National Mentoring Summit: 27-29  Link
Sundance Film Festival: 28-2/7
US Nationals Snow Sculpting Days: 28-31
Angouleme International Comics Festival: 28-31  Link
Catholic Schools Week: 31-2/6 (Begins on Last Sunday)
Meat Week: 31-2/6
 (Begins on Last Sunday)
National Anesthesiologists Week: 31-2/6  Link


January 2021 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
*Humane Day: 1  Link
*Mummer's Parade: 1  Cancelled
*New Years Day: 1
*New Year's Dishonor List Day: 1
*Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1 Link (Cony Island NY & Vancouver, BC) Cancelled
*Public Domain Day: 1  Link
Rose Bowl Game: 1 (Virtual)
St. Basil's Day: 1
Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1 Cancelled for live public. TV only.
*World Day of Peace: 1 Link
*Z Day: 1

*55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2
Earth at Perihelion Day: 2
*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
*National Science Fiction Day: 2  Link
National Play Outside Day: 2 Link (First Saturday)
*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
No Pants Subway Ride Day: 3 Link (First Sunday)  Cancelled

Blue Monday: 4 (First Monday of the Year. But It Can't Fall on New Years Day.) NOTE: Some say it's the 3rd Monday. 
Congress Assembles: 4 (Unless on weekend, then following Monday)
*Dimpled Chad Day: 4
Divorce Monday: 4 Link (First Monday of year which is when most feel that divorces are filed.
Handsel Day: 4 Link (First Monday)
National Weigh-In Day: 4  (Always First Monday after New Years) 
*Pop Music Chart Day: 4
"Thank God It's Monday" Day: 4 (First  Workday Monday. Holidays don't count.)
*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
*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
*Epiphany: 6
*National Shortbread Day: 6  Link
*National Technology Day: 6  Link

*Three Kings Day: 6


*Harlem Globetrotter's Day: 7
I Am A Mentor Day: 7  Link
*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
Eagle Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)
*Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: 9  Link  Link
*National Cassoulet Day: 9
*National Static Electricity Day: 9 Link
National Vision Board Day: 9 (2nd Saturday)
*Panama's Martyr Day: 9 Link
*Phi Beta Sigma Day: 9

*League of Nations Day: 10
*National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
*National Oysters Rockerfeller Day: 10  Link
National Sunday Supper Day: 10 Link  (2nd Sunday)

*Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
*Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11 Link
National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 11 (2nd Monday)
*National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11 Link
Plough Monday: 11 Link (First Monday After Jan. 6)


Asarah B'Tevet: 12-14
*Kiss A Ginger Day: 12 Link (Red Heads)
*National Hot Tea Day: 12
National Poetry at Work Day: 12 (2nd Tuesday)
National Shop For Travel Day: 12 (2nd Tuesday)  Link

*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

*Caesarean Section Day: 14
*Dress Up Your Pet Day: 14 Link 
*International Kite Day: 14
*Organize Your Home Day: 14 Link
*Ratification Day: 14
*World Logic Day: 14

*Alpha Kappa Alpha Day: 15
Bean Day: 15-16 ?  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.)
International Fetish Day: 15 (3rd Friday)
*National Bagel Day: 15  Link  (Note: Bagelfest Day is July 26)
*National Booch Day: 15  Link

*National Hat Day: 15
*Thank Your Mentor Day: 15 Link

*Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 16-17
*Civil Service Day: 16
*Fig Newton Day: 16 Link  Link
*National Nothing Day: 16
*National Quinoa Day: 16
National Use Your Gift Card Day: 16 (3rd Saturday)  Link
*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
*Kid Inventors' Day:  17
*National Bootleggers Day: 17 Link
National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 17 (3rd Sunday)  Link
*Popeye Day: 17
World Religion Day: 17 Link (3rd Sunday)
World Snow Day: 17 Link (3rd Sunday)


Martin Luther King Day: 18 (3rd Monday)
National Crowd Feed Day: 18
(Always on Martin Luther King Day)
National Day of Service: 18 Link  (3rd Monday)
*National Disc Jockey Day: 18 Link  or Link (Go to 1958)

*Pooh (Winnie The) Day: 18
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 18 (3rd Monday)
Robert E. Lee Day: 18   Link (3rd Monday)
*Thesaurus Day: 18 Link

*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


Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) : 20 [Observed] (See also Dec. 8)
*Camcorder Day: 20
*Inauguration Day: 20
*National Cheese Lovers Day: 20 Link  Link

*Penguin Awareness Day: 20 Link


Get to Know Your Customers Day: 21 ( January 21,  April 15, July 15  and October 21 = 3rd Thurs. of Each Quarter)
*International Sweatpants Day: 21
*National Cheesy Socks Day: 21

*National Hugging Day: 21 Link  (also May 27)  Cancelled
*National Hug Your Puppy Day: 21
Women's Healthy Weight Day: 21 ( Thursday of 3rd Full Week aka Healthy Weight Week)

*Answer Your Cat's Questions Day: 22
*Roe vs. Wade Day: 22


Eagle Day: 23
Local Quilt Shop Day: 23 (4th Saturday)
*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
Celebration of Life Day: 24 (Sunday of Last Full Wk.)
*International Day of Education: 24
International Mobile Phone Recycling Day: 24 Link (Moved from December)
National Bible Sunday: 24   (4th Sunday)

*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
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 25 (Always Last Monday) 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 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)
*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
National Plan For A Vacation Day: 26  Link  (Last Tuesday)
*Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26

*Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27
*Holocaust Memorial Day: 27
*International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27 Link
Library Shelfie Day: 27 Link (4th Wednesday)
*National Geographic Day: 27
*Thomas Crapper Day: 27
Tu B'Shavat: 27 (sundown)
*Viet Nam Peace Day: 27

*Data Privacy Day: 28 Link  Link
*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

*Curmudgeons Day: 29
Fun at Work Day: 29 (Last Friday)
*Freethinkers Day: 29
National Big Wig Day: 29  Link  (Last Friday)
National Pre-school Fitness Day: 29 (Last Friday) Link
*National Puzzle Day: 29
*Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
Thank Your Mentor Day: 29  Link
*Thomas Paine Day: 29


A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 30 ?
*Croissant Day: 30 Link
Fruitcake Toss Day: 30 Link (Last Saturday)
*Inane Answering Message Day: 30
National Seed Swap Day: 30 (Last Saturday)

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

January 2021 Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

NLast Qtr.
4:38 am

FNew Moon
12:02 am


NFirst Qtr.
 4:03 pm

Full Moon
 2:18 pm

Full Moon on the 28h  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 January 2 thereis the Quadrantid Meteor Shower, seen in Eastern Asia.

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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