Special Days in January

Special Days in January

Special Days in January

January always kicks off with a holiday, yet there are loads of other things to celebrate during the first month of the year! Did you know there’s a special interest, hobby, or person to honor and celebrate on each day of the month?

These daily observances vary from the silly and random to honoring professional groups to bringing awareness to certain diseases or medical situations. There are also entire weeks in January dedicated to honoring and celebrating different items or causes, like National Pizza Week and Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week, and causes that are highlighted all month long, like glaucoma awareness and human trafficking awareness and prevention.

Here are a few upcoming January observances in 2024:

Jan. 4

  • National Spaghetti Day

Jan. 7

  • I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day
  • National Bobblehead Day

Jan. 8

  • National Clean Your Desk Day
  • National Snuggle a Chicken Day

Jan. 13

  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Jan. 15

  • Brew Monday
  • Civil Rights Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 17

  • Benjamin Franklin Day
  • Betty White Day

Jan. 21

  • International Sweatpants Day
  • National Cheesy Socks Day
  • National Hug Your Puppy Day

Jan. 25

  • National Fish Taco Day

Jan. 27

  • National Chocolate Cake Day
  • National Fun at Work Day (last Friday in January)

Jan. 31

  • Hell is Freezing Over Day
  • National Hot Chocolate Day
  • Scotch Tape Day