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2018-January

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
Apple and Apricots Month
Artichoke and Asparagus Month
Bath Safety Month
Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Black Diamond Month
Book Blitz Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
Carnival Season
Celebration of Life Month
Children Impacted by Parents with Cancer Month
Clap 4 Health Month
Eye Care Month
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Financial Wellness Month
First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare!
Get a Balanced Life Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change your Stars Month
International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
International Creativity Month
International New Year’s Resolution 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 Bird Feeding Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Cervical Cancer Screening Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Codependency Month
National Get Organized Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Mentoring Month
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Personal Trainer Awareness Month
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Soup Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Staying Healthy Month
National Thank You Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Oatmeal Month
Rising Star Month
Self-Health Group Awareness Month
Self Love Month
Shape Up US Month
Teen Driving Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
Train Your Dog Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
Unchain a Dog Month
Walk Your Dog Month
Worldwide Rising Star Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week (January 1-6)

Celebration of Life Week
Diet Resolution Week
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week
New Year’s Resolution Week
Silent Record Week
Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week
Women’s Self-Empowerment Week

Second Week (January 7-13)
Cuckoo Dancing Week
Dating and Life Coaches Recognition Week
Elvis Presley Week
Home Office Safety and Security Week
International 3D Week
International Consumer Electronics Show
Kid Film Week
Law Enforcement Training Week
National Folic Acid Awareness Week
National No Tillage Week
National Thank Your Customers Week
School Crossing Guard Week
Universal Letter Writing Week

Third Week (January 14-20)
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
Christian Unity Week
Healthy Weight Week
International Printing Week
National Book Week
National Soccer Coaches of America Week
National Vocation Awareness Week
No Name Calling Week
Slam Dance Week
Special Education Week
Sugar Awareness Week
Sundance Film Festival

Fourth Week (January 21-27)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week
Health Awareness Week
Hunt for Happiness Week
International Hoof Care Week
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week
Junior Achievement Week
Kid Film Festival
National Activity Professionals Week
National Bible Week
National CRNA Week
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
National Handwriting Analysis Week
National Medical Group Practice Week
National Nuclear Science Week
National Take Back Your Time Week
Women in Blue Jeans Week
World Leprosy Week

Fifth Week (January 29-31)
Catholic Schools Week
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week
Intimate Apparel Week
Meat Week
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week
National Nurse Anesthetists Week
National School Choice Week
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
U S National Snow Sculpting Week

January 1st
Betsy Ross’s Birthday (1752)
Bonza Bottler Day (1/1)
Commitment Day
Copyright Law Day
Divorce Monday
Ellis Island Aniversary (opened in 1892)
Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary (1863)
Euro Day
First Foot Day
Global Family Day
J.D. Salinger’s Birthday (1919)
J. Edgar Hoover’s Birthday (1895)
Kid Inventors Day
Le Jour de l’An – French New Year
Mummer’s Parade
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Dishonor List Day
Paul Revere’s Birthday (1735)
Polar Bear Plunge
Saint Basil’s Day
Thank God It’s Monday Day
Tournament of Roses Parade
World Day of Peace
Z Day

January 2nd
Boo Boo Bear’s Birthday (Yogi’s little buddy)
Drinking Straw Patented in 1888
55 MPH Speed Limit Day
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
National Buffet Day
National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
National Science Fiction Day
Pet Travel and Safety Day
Run Up the Flagpole, See if Anyone Salutes Day

January 3rd
Drinking Straw Day
Festival of Sleep Day
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday (1892)
National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day
Victor Borge’s Birthday (1909)

January 4th
Dimpled Chad Day
Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday (1774)
I am a Mentor Day
Isaac Newton’s Birthday
Jakob Grimm’s Birthday (1785)
Louis Braille’s Birthday (1809)
Michael Stipe’s Birthday (1960)
National Weigh-In Day
Phyllis Naylor’s Birthday (1933)
Pop Music Chart Day
Spaghetti Day
Sterling Holloway’s Birthday (1905)
Tom Thumb Day
Trivia Day
World Braille Day
World Hypnosis Day

January 5th
Bean Day
Jill Stuart’s Birthday (1965)
National Bird Day
National Screenwriters Day
Robert Duvall’s Birthday (1931)

January 6th
Armenian Christmas
Carl Sandburg’s Birthday (1878)
Cuddle Up Day
Epiphany or 12th Night
Fruitcake Toss Day
Joan of Arc’s Birthday (1412)
National Technology Day
Rowan Atkinson’s Birthday (1955)
Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday (1854)
Three Kings Day

January 7th
Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day
International Programmers Day
Kenny Loggins’ Birthday (1948)
National Bobblehead Day
National Tempura Day
Old Rock Day
Orthodox Christmas
Thank God It’s Monday Day

January 8th
Argyle Day
Bubble Bath Day
Carolina Herrera’s Birthday (1939)
David Bowie’s Birthday (1947)
Earth Rotation Day
Elvis Presley’s Birthday (1935)
Learn to Ski Day
Male Watcher’s Day
Midwife’s Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
National English Toffee Day
National Joy Germ Day
National Weigh-In Day
No Pants Subway Ride Day
Rock N Roll Day
Show and Tell at Work Day
War on Poverty Day

January 9th
Balloon Ascension Day
Dave Matthews’ Birthday (1967)
Kate Middleton’s Birthday (1982)
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
National Apricot Day
National Cassoulet Day
National Poetry at Work Day
National Static Electricity Day
Play God Day
Positively Penguins Day
Stepfather’s Day

January 10th
First Meeting of United Nations (London-1946)
Jim Croce’s Birthday (1943)
League of Nations Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Poetry Day
Peculiar People Day
Stephen Foster Day
United Nations Day
Where’s the Beef Day

January 11th
Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday (1755)
Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

January 12th
Bean Day
Charles Perrault’s Birthday (1628)
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Jack London’s Birthday (1876)
John Singer Sargent’s Birthday (1856)
John Winthrop’s Birthday (1588)
Kiss a Ginger Day
National Hot Tea Day
National Pharmacist Day
Rush Limbaugh’s Birthday (1951)
Secret Pal Day
Work Harder Day

January 13th
Bald Eagle Appreciation Day
Blame Someone Else Day
International Skeptics Day
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss’ Birthday (1961)
Make Your Dreams Come True Day
Michael Bond’s Birthday (1926)
National Sticker Day
National Vision Board Day
Public Radio Broadcasting Day

January 14th
Albert Schweitzer’s Birthday (1875)
Caesarean Section Day
Coming-of-Age Day (Japan)
International Kite Day
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Sunday Supper Day
Nina Ricci’s Birthday (1883)
Organize Your Home Day
Poetry Break Day
Ratification Day

January 15th
Blue Monday
First Super Bowl 1967-won by Green Bay Packers
Humanitarian Day
Margaret O’ Brien’s Birthday (1937)
National Day of Service
National Hat Day

January 16th
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Civil Service Day
Fig Newton Day
Hot and Spicy Food Day
Martin Luther King Day
National Nothing Day
Religious Freedom Day
Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
Sade’s Birthday (1959)
Soup Swap Day
Without a Scalpel Day
Women in Blue Jeans Day

January 17th
Anne Bronte’s Birthday (1820)
Anton Chekov’s Birthday (1860)
Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (1706)
Betty White’s Birthday (1922)
Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day
Cable Car Day
Customer Service Day
Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
Hot Heads Chili Days
International Mentoring Day
Judgment Day
Kid inventors Day
National Bootlegger’s Day
Popeye Day
Shari Lewis’ Birthday (1934)
Vidal Sassoon’s Birthday (1928)

January 18th
Cary Grant’s Birthday (1904)
Daniel Webster’s Birthday (1782)
Do Dah Parade Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Jane Horrocks’ Birthday (1964)
Peter Roget’s Birthday (1779)
Thesaurus Day
Winnie the Pooh Day – A.A. Milne’s Birthday (1882)

January 19th
Bean Day
Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday (1809)
National Popcorn Day
Paul Cezanne’s Birthday (1839)
Paula Deen’s Birthday (1947)
Robert E. Lee Day
Robert Palmer’s Birthday (1949)
Thomas Kinkade’s Birthday (1958)
Tin Can Day
Women’s Healthy Weight Day
World Day of Migrants and Refugees

January 20th
Camcorder Day
Cheese Day
Data Innovation Day
Inaugeration Day
National Buttercrunch Day
National Disc Jockey Day
Penguin Awareness Day

January 21st
Celebration of Life Day
Christian Dior (1905)
Ethan Allen’s Birthday (1738)
National Bible Sunday
National Hugging Day
National Sanctity of Human Life Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Steven Hignite’s Birthday (My Son)
World Religion Day
World Snow Day

January 22nd
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
Bill Bixby’s Birthday (1934)
Diane Lane’s Birthday (1965)
Graham Kerr’s Birthday (1934)
National Blonde Brownie Day
Sir Francis Bacon’s Birthday (1561)

January 23rd
Edouard Manet’s Birthday (1832)
Fancy Rat and Mouse Day
John Hancock’s Birthday (1737)
Measure Your Feet Day
National Handwriting Day
National Pie Day
Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day

January 24th
Beer Can Appreciation Day
Belly Laugh Day
Edith Wharton’s Birthday (1862)
Ice Cream Bar/Eskimo Pie Day
International Mobile Phone Recycling Day
Mary Lou Retton’s Birthday (1968)
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Square Dance Day
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
TV Game Show Day
Warren Zevon’s Birthday (1942)

January 25th
A Room of One’s Own Day
Better Business Communication Day
Dean Jones’ Birthday (1931)
Etta James’ Birthday (1938)
Macintosh Computer Day
National Irish Coffee Day
National Speak Up and Succeed Day
Opposite Day
Robert Burns’ Birthday (1759)
Thank Your Mentor Day
Virginia Woolf’s Birthday (1882)

January 26th
Anita Baker’s Birthday (1958)
Australia Day
Bob Uecker’s Birthday (1935) Voice of the Brewers
Cockroach Race Day
Dental Drill Appreciation Day
Fun at Work Day
Lotus 1-2-3 Day
Michael Chiarello’s Birthday (1962)
National Big Wig Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Preschool Fitness Day
Paul Newman’s Birthday (1925)
Spouse’s Day
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

January 27th
Auschwitz Liberation Day
Chocolate Cake Day
Donna Reed’s Birthday (1921)
Holocaust Memorial Day
Jerome Kern’s Birthday (1885)
Lewis Carroll’s Birthday (1832)
Mikhail Barysknikov’s Birthday (1948)
National Geographic Day
National Seed Swap Day
Punch the Clock Day
Thomas Crapper Day
Viet Nam Peace Day
Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Birthday (1756)

January 28th
Arthur Rubenstein’s Birthday (1860)
Bill Peet’s Birthday (1915)
Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion Anniversary (1986)
Clash Day
Colette’s Birthday (1873)
Data Privacy Day
Jackson Pollack’s Birthday (1912)
National Kazoo Day
National Pediatrician Day
Rattlesnake Roundup Day
Rosemary Wells’ Birthday (1943)
Rubber Duckie Day
Thank a Plug-In Developer Day

January 29th
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Carnation Day
Curmudgeon’s Day
Freethinker’s Day
Fun at Work Day
Katharine Ross’ Birthday (1942)
Library Selfie Day
National Corn Chip Day
National Puzzle Day
Seeing Eye Dog Day
Thomas Paine’s Birthday (1937)
World Leprosy Day

January 30th
Child Labor Day
Croissant Day
Dick Cheney’s Birthday (1941)
Escape Day
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Birthday (1882)
National Inane Answering Machine Message Day
National Plan for Vacation Day
National Write to Congress Day

January 31st
Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day
Backwards Day
Inspire Your Heart With The Arts Day
Jean Simmons’ Birthday (1929)
Man Up Day
Minnie Driver’s Birthday (1971)
Street Children Day
Suzanne Pleshette’s Birthday (1937)
Zane Grey’s Birthday (1872)