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There are many reasons to celebrate in January! The new year has begun, it’s cold outside, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

January is the first month of the year and one of seven months with 31 days. January is usually the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

The first day of the month (New Year’s Day) is the biggest day for a celebration, but January is jam-packed full of days to celebrate!

So grab your friends and family and get ready as there are lots of fun things to do this month. Check out some of the highlights below.

Unique Holidays in January

The holidays may be over, but there are still plenty of fun things to do this month. January is a great time to get out and enjoy all that life has to offer.

From bubble bath day to puzzle day, there’s a great reason to celebrate this month and also have a little fun.

DATEHOLIDAY
Jan 1New Year's Day
Jan 1National Bloody Mary Day
Jan 1National Hangover Day
Jan 2Random Acts of Kindness Day
Jan 2National Science Fiction Day
Jan 2National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
Jan 2National Cream Puff Day
Jan 3National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
Jan 3National Fruitcake Toss Day
Jan 3JRR Tolkien Day
Jan 4World Braille Day
Jan 4National Spaghetti Day
Jan 4National Trivia Day
Jan 5National Keto Day
Jan 5National Bird Day
Jan 5National Whipped Cream Day
Jan 5National Screenwriters Day
Jan 6National Shortbread Day
Jan 6Cuddle Up Day
Jan 6National Technology Day
Jan 8National Bubble Bath Day
Jan 11Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day
Jan 11National Milk Day
Jan 12National Curried Chicken Day
Jan 12National Marzipan Day
Jan 13Make Your Dreams Come True Day
Jan 13National Sticker Day
Jan 14National Rubber Duckie Day
Jan 14National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Jan 15National Bagel Day
Jan 15Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Jan 16Nothing Day
Jan 17Kid Inventors’ Day
Jan 18Winnie the Pooh Day
Jan 18National Peking Duck Day
Jan 19Popcorn Day
Jan 20National Cheese Lovers Day
Jan 20National Buttercrunch Day
Jan 21Squirrel Appreciation Day
Jan 21National Hugging Day
Jan 24Compliment Day
Jan 25Opposite Day
Jan 26National Spouses Day
Jan 26Peanut Brittle Day
Jan 27Chocolate Cake Day
Jan 28National Kazoo Day
Jan 28National Blueberry Pancake Day
Jan 29National Puzzle Day
Jan 30National Croissant Day
Jan 31Backward Day
Jan 31National Hot Chocolate Day

Some Ideas to Celebrate in January:

  • January 1: New Year’s Day – Set some family goals 
  • January 4: National Spaghetti Day – Eat spaghetti for dinner.
  • January 8: Bubble Bath Day – You’ve earned it… take a bubble bath!
  • January 13: National Sticker Day – Pull out those stickers and create something!
  • January 19: National Popcorn Day – Make popcorn.
  • January 21: National Hugging Day – Give lots of hugs today!

Month-Long Holidays

  • Book Blitz Month
  • Prune Breakfast Month
  • National Soup Month
  • Candy Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • Jump Out of Bed Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • National Get Organized Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month

January Symbols

  • Birthstone: Garnet – Meaning: Constancy
  • January Flower of the month: Carnation, Snowdrop
  • Signs of the Zodiac: Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) & Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb 20)

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So there you have it! You now have lots of unique and fun days to celebrate during the month of January. What January Holidays will you be celebrating??

Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom

Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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