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January 2021 Events and Celebrations
January is the month of possibilities—the new year brings with itself new hope. For individuals or businesses owners, this month becomes significant as new goals and visions are set. The positive attitude surrounding this month in the calendar brings lots of January national holidays and celebrations.
Monthly view
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New Year's Day
New Year's day is a day in which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increases by one. The holiday is typically celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar new year day as it is the most widely used calendar.
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World Braille Day
World Braille Day celebrates the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille and recognizes his contributions in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write.
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National Whipped Cream Day
This holiday falls on the birthday of Reddi-wip founder Aaron “Bunny” Lapin. Aaron who invented Reddi-wip in 1948, was born on January 5, 1914, and died on July 10, 1999.
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Epiphany/Three Kings Day
Epiphany, also Theophany, Denha, Little Christmas, or Three Kings' Day, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
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National Bobblehead Day
National Bobblehead Day is observed annually on January 7. This day recognizes a day of celebration for all spring-connected head bobbing figurines.
International Programmers Day
On the 256th day of each year, this day honors all programmers, as there is hardly a person in the civilized world who doesn't benefit from their work. The number 256 is distinct to programmers. Represented by an eight-bit byte 256 equals 2 to the eighth. It is officially recognized in Russia.
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National Static Electricity Day
January 9 is Static Electricity Day a day to honor this unexpected, mostly unpleasant, and sometimes hair rising phenomenon.
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10
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day encourages people to look for ways to reduce energy costs and save on their energy bills.
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International Thank-You Day
International #ThankYouDay is an annual celebration observed on January 11th of every year. Often we forget to tell a thank you as is taken for granted.
Clean Off Your Desk Day
The second Monday of January each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This day is an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized workspace.
World Sketchnote Day
World Sketchnote Day began in 2016 by creators Mike Rohde and Mauro Toselli. These two people alongside a small group of designers and producers created the company, called Sketchnote Army, to help showcase sketchnotes and their artists from around the world.
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12
Kiss A Ginger Day
Kiss A Ginger Day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated all over the world on January 12th. The purpose of this holiday is to show that special ginger in your life just how much you care by giving them a kiss, either on the cheek or on the lips.
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National Sticker Day
National Sticker Day is observed annually on January 13. This is a day to celebrate all things stickers, from the custom printing of them to sharing stickers. Every sticker has a story.
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Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Dress Up Your Pet Day is observed each year on January 14. Pets do become part of one’s family. This day was created to make it a special day for them, to celebrate them and also to support the pet fashion community.
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15
Hat Day
National Hat Day is an unofficial holiday which falls annually on January 15th. It celebrates one of the oldest human accessories.
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Nothing Day
Nothing Day has been commemorated since 1973. The day is literally about doing nothing at all, placing it in a similar vein to other such surreal non-occasions as an Un-Birthday or Buy Nothing Day. There is absolutely no purpose or intended structure for this pointless celebration.
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17
Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
January 17 or Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day is popularly thought to be the day when a large number of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions.
World Religion Day
The third Sunday in January is annually celebrated as World Religion Day. It was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States in 1950 as a way to encourage interfaith understanding.
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Thesaurus Day
January 18 is Thesaurus Day. Impress your family and friends with big, complicated, and fancy sounding words to celebrate this lexicographic holiday.
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Popcorn Day
National Popcorn Day is annually observed January 19th. This time-honored treat can be sweet or savory, caramelized, buttered or plain, molded into a candied ball or tossed with nuts and chocolate. However, it is enjoyed, enjoy it on National Popcorn Day, January 19th.
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Cheese Lovers Day
It's easy to celebrate this special day. Set out a tray of several varieties of your favorite cheese and dig in. Having a cheese tasting party with your friends, will make this day a truly memorable one. And, don't forget the wine. Cheese goes great with cheese.
Bodhi Day
Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali.
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Celebration of Life Day
Celebration Of Life Day is when we take a step back and truly appreciate our children and grandchildren. Granted, some may do this on an everyday basis, but it’s an opportunity to look at our young ones’ lives from a different angle.
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24
National Compliment Day
National Compliment Day is an unofficial holiday which falls annually on January 24th. The purpose of this holiday is to say something nice to your friends, family, and co-workers.
World Leprosy Day
World Leprosy Day is annually observed around the world on the last Sunday of January. The day was initiated in 1954 by French philanthropist, Raoul Follereau, as a way to raise global awareness of this deadly ancient disease and call attention to the fact that it can be prevented, treated and cured
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International Customs Day
Annually held on January 26, International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
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National Geographic Day
National Geographic day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated to commemorate the founding of the National Geographic magazine, which became famous initially due to its balanced portrayal of North America compared to the countries behind the iron curtain.
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Mahayana New Year - Buddhist
Buddhists of the Mahayana tradition celebrate a New Year on this, the full moon day of January.In preparation for the New Year, Buddhists clean their homes and extend greetings to friends. Buddhists examine their own thoughts and actions and attempt to clean the sins of the past year.
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Puzzle Day
With the advent of digital entertainment, the common puzzle may be falling by the wayside. Puzzle Day is your chance to go back to basics; do a jigsaw, solve a crossword or buy a Rubik’s Cube and frustrate your friends!
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Inane Answering Message Day
The day takes place each year so that people can listen to what they have as their recorded greeting for their voicemail and home answering machines, and replace any that are "ridiculous" and "annoying".
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31
Gorilla Suit Day
Mad Magazine artist Don Martin created the idea of Gorilla Suit Day for a 1963 comic strip in which a character mocks the holiday and is then assaulted by gorillas and people in gorilla suit
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February
About the month of January
The first month of the year, January is also one of the colder months for most of the Northern Hemisphere and one of the warmer months for the Southern Hemisphere. With a length of 31 days based on the Julian and Gregorian Calendar, the month of January brings a chance for a do-over—a fresh start. The January birth flower is carnations and snowdrops, symbolizing newness. The month is named after the Roman god of beginnings and endings, Janus. Some of the fun national holidays in January include - New Year’s Day, Cheese Lover’s Day, Popcorn Day and more!

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