January Holidays and Observances

Billie Hillier

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Get ready for a new year filled with inspiration and creativity!

To help you set the stage for an exciting year of content, we’ve compiled an exhaustive list of holidays and observances for each month.

From traditional holidays and national observances to the more whimsical days of celebration, this list covers everything you could possibly need to spice up your blog content and editorial calendars.

Let these observances spark your creativity and become the seed for your next blog post.

Let’s kick off with January!

January Holidays and Observances

January Monthly Observances

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Slow Cooking Month
  • National Bath Safety Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • National Book Month

January Weekly Observances

  • First week of January – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Week
  • Second week of January – National Letter Writing Week
  • Second Sunday of January – National No Pants Subway Ride Day
  • Third week of January – Healthy Weight Week
  • Last week of January – National School Choice Week

January Daily Holidays and Observances

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day, National Hangover Day
  • January 2 – National Science Fiction Day, National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
  • January 3 – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, National Drinking Straw Day
  • January 4 – National Trivia Day, National Spaghetti Day
  • January 5 – National Bird Day, National Whipped Cream Day
  • January 6 – National Technology Day, National Bean Day
  • January 7 – National Bobblehead Day, National Tempura Day
  • January 8 – National Bubble Bath Day, National Argyle Day
  • January 9 – National Static Electricity Day, National Apricot Day
  • January 10 – National Save The Eagles Day, National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • January 11 – National Milk Day, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • January 12 – National Pharmacist Day, National Marzipan Day
  • January 13 – National Sticker Day, National Peach Melba Day
  • January 14 – National Dress Up Your Pet Day, National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Hat Day
  • January 16 – National Nothing Day, National Fig Newton Day
  • January 17 – National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • January 17 – National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
  • January 18 – National Gourmet Coffee Day, National Thesaurus Day
  • January 19 – National Popcorn Day, National Tin Can Day
  • January 20 – National Cheese Lovers Day, National Disc Jockey Day
  • January 21 – National Hugging Day, National Granola Bar Day
  • January 22 – National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
  • January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day
  • January 23 – National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day
  • January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day, National Compliment Day
  • January 25 – National Opposite Day, National Irish Coffee Day
  • January 26 – National Spouses Day, National Peanut Brittle Day
  • January 27 – National Chocolate Cake Day, National Geographic Day
  • January 28 – National Data Privacy Day, National Blueberry Pancake Day
  • January 29 – National Puzzle Day, National Corn Chip Day
  • January 30 – National Croissant Day, National Escape Day
  • January 31 – National Backward Day, National Hot Chocolate Day

That wraps up January!

From major holidays to obscure and fun celebrations, we hope you’ve found plenty of inspiration for your blog content.

Remember, even the most unexpected or quirky observance can be a springboard for a unique blog post or a week-long content theme.

Don’t hesitate to explore beyond your usual topics and see where these inspirations lead you.

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