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2020 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
Get Organized 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 Fat-Free Living 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 Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Staying Healthy Month
National Sunday Supper 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 Pet Month
Worldwide Rising Star Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week (January 1-4)

Celebration of Life Week
Diet Resolution Week
New Year’s Resolution Week
Silent Record Week
Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week
Women’s Self-Empowerment Week

Second Week (January 5-11)
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 Lose Weight/Feel Great Week
National No Tillage Week
National Thank Your Customers Week
School Crossing Guard Week
Universal Letter Writing Week

Third Week (January 12-18)
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
Christian Unity Week
International Printing Week
National Book Week
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
National Mocktail Week
National Soccer Coaches of America Week
National Vocation Awareness Week
Slam Dance Week

Fourth Week (January 19-25)
Health Awareness Week
Healthy Weight Week
Hunt for Happiness Week
International Hoof Care Week
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week
Junior Achievement Week
Kid Film Festival
Kitchen & Bath Show Week
National Activity Professionals Week
National Bible Week
National CRNA Week
National Handwriting Analysis Week
National Nuclear Science Week
National School Choice Week
National Take Back Your Time Week
No Name Calling Week
Sugar Awareness Week
Sundance Film Festival
Week of Christian Unity
Women in Blue Jeans Week
World Leprosy Week

Fifth Week (January 26-31)
Catholic Schools Week
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week
Clean Out Your Inbox Week
Intimate Apparel Week
Meat Week
National Medical Group Practice 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
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
National Black-Eyed Pea Day
National Bloody Mary Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Dishonor List Day
Paul Revere’s Birthday (1735)
Polar Bear Plunge
Public Domain Day
Rose Bowl Day
Saint Basil’s 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 Cream Puff 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)
Memento Mori “Remember You Die” Day
National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day
Victor Borge’s Birthday (1909)

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

January 5th
Jill Stuart’s Birthday (1965)
Monopoly Game Day
National Bird Day
National Keto Day
National Screenwriters Day
No Pants Subway Ride Day
Perihelion
Robert Duvall’s Birthday (1931)
Twelfth Day
Whipped Cream Day

January 6th
Armenian Christmas
Blue Monday
Carl Sandburg’s Birthday (1878)
Cuddle Up Day
Divorce Monday
Epiphany or 12th Night
Handsel Day
Joan of Arc’s Birthday (1412)
National Bean Day
National Shortbread Day
National Technology Day
National Weigh-In Day
Plough Monday
Rowan Atkinson’s Birthday (1955)
Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday (1854)
Thank God It’s Monday Day
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

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)
I am a Mentor Day
Learn to Ski Day
Male Watcher’s Day
Midwife’s Day
National English Toffee Day
National Joy Germ Day
National Poetry at Work Day
National Shop for Travel Day
National Winter Skin Relief Day
Rock N Roll Day
Show and Tell at Work Day
War on Poverty Day

January 9th
Balloon Ascension Day
Cassandra Austen’s Birthday (1773)
Dave Matthews’ Birthday (1967)
Imelda Staunton’s Birthday (1956)
Kate Middleton’s Birthday (1982)
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
National Apricot Day
National Cassoulet Day
National Static Electricity Day
Panama’s Martyr 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 Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Oysters Rockefeller 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
Eagle Day
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
National Hot Toddy Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Vision Board Day
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

January 12th
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 Curried Chicken Day
National Glazed Doughnut Day
National Hot Tea Day
National Marzipan Day
National Pharmacist Day
National Sunday Supper 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)
Korean American Day
Make Your Dreams Come True Day
Michael Bond’s Birthday (1926)
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
National Gluten Free Day
National Peach Melba Day
National Sticker Day
Public Radio Broadcasting Day
Rubber Ducky Day

January 14th
Albert Schweitzer’s Birthday (1875)
Caesarean Section Day
Coming-of-Age Day (Japan)
Dress Up Your Pet Day
International Kite Day
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
National Poetry at Work Day
National Shop for Travel Day
Nina Ricci’s Birthday (1883)
Organize Your Home Day
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Birthday (1933)
Poetry Break Day
Ratification Day

January 15th
First Super Bowl 1967-won by Green Bay Packers
Humanitarian Day
Margaret O’ Brien’s Birthday (1937)
National Bagel Day
National Brooch Day
National Fresh-Squeezed Juice Day
National Hat Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

January 16th
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Bean Day
Civil Service Day
Dian Fossey’s Birthday (1932)
Ethel Merman’s Birthday (1908)
Fig Newton Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
International Hot and Spicy Food Day
National Quinoa Day
Nothing Day
Religious Freedom Day
Sade’s Birthday (1959)
Soup Swap Day
Superman Debuts(1939)
Without a Scalpel Day
Women in Blue Jeans Day

January 17th
Al Capone’s Birthday (1899)
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
Captain James Cook 1st to Cross Antarctic Circle in 1773
Customer Service Day
Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
Eartha Kitt’s Birthday (1927)
Hot Heads Chili Days
International Mentoring Day
Judgment Day
Kid Inventors Day
National Bootlegger’s Day
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Popeye Day – 1st Day Published in 1929
Robert Cormier’s Birthday (1925)
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
Jane Horrocks’ Birthday (1964)
National Gourmet Coffee Day
National Use Your Gift Card Day
Oliver Hardy’s Birthday (1892)
Peking Duck Day
Peter Roget’s Birthday (1779)
Thesaurus Day
Thomas Watson’s Birthday (1854)
Winnie the Pooh Day – A.A. Milne’s Birthday (1882)

January 19th
Celebration of Life Day
Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday (1809)
National Sanctity of Human Life Day
Paul Cezanne’s Birthday (1839)
Paula Deen’s Birthday (1947)
Popcorn Day
Robert E. Lee’s Birthday (1807)
Robert Palmer’s Birthday (1949)
Scrabble Debuts in 1955
Thomas Kinkade’s Birthday (1958)
Tin Can Day
World Quark Day
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
World Snow Day

January 20th
Buzz Aldrin’s Birthday (1930)
Camcorder Day
Data Innovation Day
Inaugeration Day
Lead Belly’s Birthday (1888)
Lone Ranger’s First Radio Broadcast (1930)
Martin Luther King Day
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
National Crowd Feed Day
National Day of Service
National Disc Jockey Day
Paul Stanley’s Birthday (1952)
Penguin Awareness Day
Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
Stephen Foster Day
World Religion Day

January 21st
Christian Dior (1905)
Ethan Allen’s Birthday (1738)
International Sweatpants Day
Kiwanis International Founded (1915)
National Cheesy Socks Day
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
National Hug Your Puppy Day
National New England Chowder Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Steven Hignite’s Birthday (My Son)
Wilderness Society Founded (1935)

January 22nd
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
Bill Bixby’s Birthday (1934)
CIA started in 1946 by Truman
Diane Lane’s Birthday (1965)
Graham Kerr’s Birthday (1934)
Library Shelfie Day
Lord Byron’s Birthday (1788)
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Southern Food Day
Russian Bloody Sunday (1905)
Sam Cooke’s Birthday (1931)
Sir Francis Bacon’s Birthday (1561)

January 23rd
Edouard Manet’s Birthday (1832)
John Hancock’s Birthday (1737)
Measure Your Feet Day
National Handwriting Day
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
Paul Pitcher 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 (invented in 1922)
International Day of Education
International Mobile Phone Recycling Day
John Belushi’s Birthday (1949)
Lobster Thermidor Day
Mary Lou Retton’s Birthday (1968)
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Neil Diamond’s Birthday (1941)
Square Dance Day
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
TV Game Show Day
Warren Zevon’s Birthday (1942)
Women’s Healthy Weight Day

January 25th
A Room of One’s Own Day
Alicia Keyes’ Birthday (1981)
Better Business Communication Day
Chinese New Year
Dean Jones’ Birthday (1931)
Etta James’ Birthday (1938)
Fancy Rat and Mouse Day
Fruitcake Toss Day
Local Quilt Shop Day
Macintosh Computer Day
Mendelssohns’ Wedding March first played at Princess Victoria’s Wedding in 1858
National Irish Coffee Day
National Seed Swap Day
National Speak Up and Succeed Day
Opposite Day
Robert Burns’ Birthday (1759)
Soda Fountain Patented in 1870
Virginia Woolf’s Birthday (1882)
W. Somerset Maugham’s Birthday (1874)

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
Douglas MacArthur’s Birthday (1880)
Eddie Van Halen’s Birthday (1955)
Lotus 1-2-3 Day
Maria Von Trapp’s Birthday (1905)
Michael Chiarello’s Birthday (1962)
National Bible Sunday
National Peanut Brittle Day
Paul Newman’s Birthday (1925)
Spouse’s Day
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
World Leprosy Day

January 27th
Auschwitz Liberation Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
David Seville’s Birthday (1919)
Donna Reed’s Birthday (1921)
Holocaust Memorial Day
Jerome Kern’s Birthday (1885)
Lewis Carroll’s Birthday (1832)
Mikhail Barysknikov’s Birthday (1948)
National Chocolate Cake Day
National Geographic Day
Punch the Clock Day
Rosamund Pike’s Birthday (1979)
Thomas Crapper Day
Viet Nam Peace Day
William Randolph Hearst’s Birthday (1908)
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 Blueberry Pancake Day
National Kazoo Day
National Pediatrician Day
Pride & Prejudice Published in 1813
Rattlesnake Roundup Day
Rosemary Wells’ Birthday (1943)
Thank a Plug-In Developer Day

January 29th
Carnation Day
Curmudgeon’s Day
Freethinker’s Day
Katharine Ross’ Birthday (1942)
National Corn Chip Day
National Plan for Vacation Day
National Puzzle Day
Seeing Eye Dog Day
Thomas Paine’s Birthday (1937)

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

January 31st
Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day
Backwards Day
Fun at Work Day
Inspire Your Heart With The Arts Day
Jean Simmons’ Birthday (1929)
Man Up Day
Minnie Driver’s Birthday (1971)
National Big Wig Day
National Hot Chocolate Day
National Preschool Fitness Day
Street Children Day
Suzanne Pleshette’s Birthday (1937)
Zane Grey’s Birthday (1872)