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2023 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
Birth Defects Prevention Month
Black Diamond Month
Book Blitz Month
Bread Machine Baking Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
California Restaurant Month
Carnival Season (January 6-March 1)
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Children Impacted by Parents with Cancer Month
Clap 4 Health 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 Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Cheesy Sock Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Codependency Month
National Conscience Month
National Fat-Free Living Month
National Fiber Focus 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 Sunday Supper Month
National Thank You Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Oatmeal 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
World Introvert Month
Worldwide Rising Star Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week (January 1-7)

Celebration of Life Week
Dating and Life Coaches Recognition Week
Diet Resolution Week
Elvis Presley Week
International Consumer Electronics Show
National Folic Acid Awareness Week
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week
National No Tillage Week
National Thank Your Customers Week
New Year’s Resolution Week
Silent Record Week
Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week
Women’s Self-Empowerment Week

Second Week (January 8-14)
Cuckoo Dancing Week
Home Office Safety and Security Week
National Mocktail Week
National Personal Trainer Week
Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week
Universal Letter Writing Week

Third Week (January 15-21)
Christian Unity Week
Healthy Weight Week
Hunt for Happiness Week
Idiom Week
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week
National Activity Professionals Week
National Fresh-Squeezed Juice Week
National Soccer Coaches of America Week
No Name Calling Week
School Crossing Guard Week
Sugar Awareness Week
Week of Christian Unity

Fourth Week (January 22-28)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week
Data Privacy Week
International Hoof Care Week
National CRNA Week
National Handwriting Analysis Week
National Medical Group Practice Week
National Mentoring Summit
National School Choice Week
Snowcare for Troops Week
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
Westminster Dog Show
World Kiwanis Week

Fifth Week (January 29-31)
Catholic Schools Week (starts January 31st)
Intimate Apparel Week
Meat Week
National Nurse Anesthetists Week

January 1st
Apple Gifting Day
Betsy Ross’s Birthday (1752)
Bonza Bottler Day (1/1)
Commitment Day
Copyright Law Day
Diet Resolution Day
Ellis Island Aniversary (opened in 1892)
Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary (1863)
Euro Day
First Foot Day
Global Family Day
Humane Day
J.D. Salinger’s Birthday (1919)
J. Edgar Hoover’s Birthday (1895)
Le Jour de l’An – French New Year
Mummer’s Parade
National Black-Eyed Pea Day
National Bloody Mary Day
National First Foot Day
National Hangover Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Dishonor List Day
Paul Revere’s Birthday (1735)
Polar Bear Plunge
Public Domain Day
Saint Basil’s Day
Solemnity of Mary
Triumph of the Revolution
World Day of Peace
Z Day

January 2nd
Blue Monday
Boo Boo Bear’s Birthday (Yogi’s little buddy)
Divorce Monday
Drinking Straw Patented in 1888
55 MPH Speed Limit Day
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
National Science Fiction Day
National Weigh-In Day
No Pants Subway Ride Day
Pet Travel and Safety Day
Rose Bowl Day
Run Up the Flagpole, See if Anyone Salutes Day
Swiss Cheese Day
Thank God It’s Monday Day
Tournament of Roses Parade
World Introvert Day

January 3rd
Asarah B Tevet
Drinking Straw Day
Festival of Sleep Day
Fruitcake Toss Day
Humiliation Day
International Mind-Body Wellness Day
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday (1892)
Memento Mori “Remember You Die” Day
National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day
National Write to Congress Day
Victor Borge’s Birthday (1909)
Women Rock! Day

January 4th
Dimpled Chad Day
Earth at Perihelion Day
Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday (1774)
Free Flower Packet Day
Isaac Newton’s Birthday
Jakob Grimm’s Birthday (1785)
Louis Braille’s Birthday (1809)
Michael Stipe’s Birthday (1960)
National Missouri Day
National Spaghetti Day
Phyllis Naylor’s Birthday (1933)
Pop Music Chart Day
Tom Thumb Day
Trivia Day
World Braille Day
World Hypnosis Day

January 5th
Bird Day
Jill Stuart’s Birthday (1965)
Kappa Alpha Psi Day
Monopoly Game Day
National Keto Day
National Screenwriters Day
Robert Duvall’s Birthday (1931)
Twelfth Day/Night
Whipped Cream Day

January 6th
Apple Tree Day
Armenian Christmas
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
Carl Sandburg’s Birthday (1878)
Cuddle Up Day
Epiphany or 12th Night
I am a Mentor Day
Joan of Arc’s Birthday (1412)
National Bean Day
National Shortbread Day
National Smith Day
National Take a Poet to Lunch Day
National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day
National Technology Day
Rowan Atkinson’s Birthday (1955)
Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday (1854)
Three Kings Day

January 7th
Distaff Day
Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore Day
International Programmers Day
Invisible Pain Day
Kenny Loggins’ Birthday (1948)
National Bobblehead Day
National Pass Gas Day
National Play Outside 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)
Male Watcher’s Day
Midwife Day
National Bubble Bath Day
National Career Coach Day
National English Toffee Day
National JoyGerm Day
National Sunday Supper Day
National Winter Skin Relief Day
Show and Tell at Work Day
War on Poverty Day
World Typing Day

January 9th
Balloon Ascension Day
Cassandra Austen’s Birthday (1773)
Dave Matthews’ Birthday (1967)
Imelda Staunton’s Birthday (1956)
International Choreographers Day
Kate Middleton’s Birthday (1982)
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
National Apricot Day
National Cassoulet Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
National Fourth Graders Day
National Static Electricity Day
National Word Nerd Day
No Pants Subway Ride Day
Panama’s Martyr Day
Phi Beta Sigma Day
Play God Day
Plough Monday

January 10th
First Meeting of United Nations (London-1946)
Houseplant Appreciation Day
Jim Croce’s Birthday (1943)
League of Nations Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day
National Shop for Travel Day
Peculiar People Day
Poetry at Work Day
Save the Eagles Day

January 11th
Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday (1755)
Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day
Heritage Treasures Day
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
National Arkansas Day
National Girl Hug Boy Day
National Hot Toddy Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Take the Stairs Day
Paget’s Awareness Day
Secret Pal Day
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
World Sketchnote Day

January 12th
Charles Perrault’s Birthday (1628)
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Healthy Weight, Healthy Look 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 Youth Day
Rush Limbaugh’s Birthday (1951)
Work Harder Day

January 13th
Blame Someone Else Day
Calennig
Delta Sigma Theta Day
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss’ Birthday (1961)
Korean American Day
Lohri
Make Your Dreams Come True Day
Michael Bond’s Birthday (1926)
National Gluten Free Day
National Peach Melba Day
National Sticker Day
Poetry Break Day
Public Radio Broadcasting Day
Rubber Ducky Day
Stephen Foster Day

January 14th
Albert Schweitzer’s Birthday (1875)
Alan Rickman Died (2016)
Caesarean Section Day
Dress Up Your Pet Day
Eagle Day
Feast of the Ass Day
International Kite Day
Mrs. Fred Rogers Died (2021)
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
National Vision Board Day
Nina Ricci’s Birthday (1883)
Organize Your Home Day
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Birthday (1933)
Ratification Day
Sterling Holloway’s Birthday (1905)
Take a Missionary to Lunch Day
World Logic Day

January 15th
Alpha Kappa Alpha Day
First Super Bowl 1967-won by Green Bay Packers
Humanitarian Day
Margaret O’ Brien’s Birthday (1937)
National Bagel Day
National Booch Day
National Fresh-Squeezed Juice Day
National Hat Day
National Pothole Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Pro-Life Day
Thank Your Mentor Day
Wikipedia Day
World Religion Day
World Snow Day

January 16th
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Blue Monday
Book Publishers Day
Brew Monday
Civil Service Day
Dian Fossey’s Birthday (1932)
Ethel Merman’s Birthday (1908)
Fig Newton Day
International Hot and Spicy Food Day
Martin Luther King Day
National Crowd Feed Day
National Day of Service
National Good Teen Day
National Quinoa Day
Nothing Day
Prohibition Remembrance Day
Religious Freedom Day
Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
Robert E. Lee Day
Sade’s Birthday (1959)
Superman Debuts(1939)
Without a Scalpel 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)
Cable Car Day
Captain James Cook 1st to Cross Antarctic Circle in 1773
Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
Eartha Kitt’s Birthday (1927)
Hot Heads Chili Days
International Mentoring Day
Judgment Day
Kid Inventors Day
National Classy Day
National Bootlegger’s Day
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
National Rye Whiskey Day
Popeye Day – 1st Day Published in 1929
Robert Cormier’s Birthday (1925)
Shari Lewis’ Birthday (1934)
Vidal Sassoon’s Birthday (1928)
World Scotch Pie Day

January 18th
Cary Grant’s Birthday (1904)
Daniel Webster’s Birthday (1782)
Jane Horrocks’ Birthday (1964)
Museum Selfie Day
National Disc Jockey Day
National Gourmet Coffee Day
National Michigan 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
Dolly Parton’s Birthday (1946)
Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday (1809)
Get to Know Your Customers 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
Women’s Healthy Weight Day
World Quark Day
World Day of Migrants and Refugees

January 20th
Bean Day
Buzz Aldrin’s Birthday (1930)
Camcorder Day
Hat Day
Inauguration Day
International Day of Acceptance
International Fetish Day
Lead Belly’s Birthday (1888)
Lone Ranger’s First Radio Broadcast (1930)
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
National DJ Day
National Penguin Day
Paul Stanley’s Birthday (1952)
Tech Day

January 21st
Christian Dior (1905)
Ethan Allen’s Birthday (1738)
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Day
International Sweatpants Day
Kiwanis International Founded (1915)
National Cheesy Socks Day
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
National Hug Your Puppy Day
National Hyaluronic Acid Day
National New England Chowder Day
National Use Your Gift Card Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Steven Hignite’s Birthday (My Son)
Thank Your Mentor Day
Wilderness Society Founded (1935)

January 22nd
Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
Bill Bixby’s Birthday (1934)
Celebration of Life Day
Chinese New Year
CIA started in 1946 by Truman
Diane Lane’s Birthday (1965)
Graham Kerr’s Birthday (1934)
Lord Byron’s Birthday (1788)
National Bible Sunday
National Big Wig Day
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Hot Sauce Day
National Polka Dot Day
National Sanctity of Human Life Day
Russian Bloody Sunday (1905)
Sam Cooke’s Birthday (1931)
Sir Francis Bacon’s Birthday (1561)
Soup Swap Day

January 23rd
Better Business Communication Day
Bob Keeshan Died (2003)
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
Community Manager Appreciation 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
Macintosh Computer Day
Mary Lou Retton’s Birthday (1968)
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
National Speak Up and Succeed Day
Neil Diamond’s Birthday (1941)
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
Warren Zevon’s Birthday (1942)
World Day for African Culture

January 25th
A Room of One’s Own Day
Alicia Keyes’ Birthday (1981)
Dean Jones’ Birthday (1931)
Etta James’ Birthday (1938)
Library Shelfie Day
Mendelssohns’ Wedding March first played at Princess Victoria’s Wedding in 1858
National Florida Day
National Irish Coffee Day
National Plan for Vacation Day
Observe the Weather Day
Opposite Day
Robert Burns’ Birthday (1759)
St. Dwynwen’s Day
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
Dental Drill Appreciation Day
Douglas MacArthur’s Birthday (1880)
Eddie Van Halen’s Birthday (1955)
Indian Republic Day
International Customs Day
Lotus 1-2-3 Day
Maria Von Trapp’s Birthday (1905)
Michael Chiarello’s Birthday (1962)
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
Paul Newman’s Birthday (1925)
Spouse’s Day
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

January 27th
Auschwitz Liberation 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
National Preschool Fitness 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)
World Breast Pumping Day

January 28th
Arthur Rubenstein’s Birthday (1860)
Bill Peet’s Birthday (1915)
Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion Anniversary (1986)
Colette’s Birthday (1873)
Data Privacy Day
Ernie (Sesame Street) Birthday
Fruitcake Toss Day
Global Community Engagement Day
Jackson Pollack’s Birthday (1912)
Local Quilt Shop Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
National Daisy Day
National Fun at Work Day
National Gift of the Ladybug Day
National Kazoo Day
National Lego Day
National Pediatrician Day
National Seed Swap Day
Pride & Prejudice Published in 1813
Rattlesnake Roundup Day
Rosemary Wells’ Birthday (1943)
Rubber Ducky Day
Thank a Plug-In Developer Day

January 29th
Carnation Day
Curmudgeon’s Day
Freethinker’s Day
Grammy Awards
Katharine Ross’ Birthday (1942)
National Corn Chip Day
National Kansas Day
National Puzzle Day
Seeing Eye Dog Day
Thomas Paine’s Birthday (1937
World Leprosy Day

January 30th
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
Croissant Day
Dick Cheney’s Birthday (1941)
Escape Day
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Birthday (1882)
Inane Answering Machine Message Day

January 31st
Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day
Backwards Day
Inspire Your Heart With The Arts Day
Jean Simmons’ Birthday (1929)
Milwaukee Birthday (1846)
Minnie Driver’s Birthday (1971)
National Hot Chocolate Day
National Plan for a Vacation Day
Street Children Day
Suzanne Pleshette’s Birthday (1937)
Zane Grey’s Birthday (1872)