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January Holidays: Strange, Unusual & Weird January Observances in 2013

January Holidays Observances Weird 2013

Strange & Unusual January 2013 

Holidays & Observances

Happy New Year! Welcome to another month full of strange, weird, bizarre, and VERY unusual holidays. January has everything from New Years Day (…which is, normal!) to Bubble Bath Day (January 8) and Tin Can Day (January 19). This list features monthly, weekly, and daily observances practiced and recognized in January 2013. Find out what today is and see if there are any unusual holidays that you want to celebrate this month.

*Looking for a list of strange holidays observed in a different month? Check out my list of other posts published on MamaNYC (bottom of this post) for every single month of the year. Jump to the bottom of the page for a complete list of strange holidays available on MamaNYC!

January Monthly Observances

Apple and Apricots Month
Artichoke and Asparagus MonthBe Kind to Food Servers Month
Bath Safety Month
Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Birth Defects Month 
Book Blitz Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Month
Carnival Season (1/6 to 2/21/)
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get Organized Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Creativity Month
International New Years Resolutions Month for Businesses
International Quality of Life Month
International Wayfinding Month
International Wealth Mentality Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Get Organized Month
National Glaucoma Awareness MonthJanuary National Get Organized Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Mentoring Month
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Soup Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Oatmeal Month
Rising Star Month 
Self-help Group Awareness Month
Self-Love Month
Shape Up US Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
Thyroid Awareness Month

January Weekly Observances

Happy New Year's Resolutions Week 2013

New Year’s Resolutions Week: 1-4
Celebration of Life Week: 1-7 
Diet Resolution Week: 1-7
Silent Record Week: 1-7
Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week: 2-8
Women’s Self Empowerment Week: 3-7
Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Week: 5-8  (Note: Graceland celebration; Elvis’ official birthday is Jan. 8.)
Home Office Safety and Security Week: 6-12
National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 6-13
KidFilm Festival: 7-27
Universal Letter Writing Week: 8-14
National No-Tillage Week Conference: 9-12
Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 13-19 
National Vocation Awareness Week: 14-20 
National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 16-20
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
Sundance Film Festival: 17-27
Week of Christian Unity: 18-25Elvis Birthday Celebration Week
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 19-20
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 20-26
Healthy Weight Week: 20-26
Hunt For Happiness Week: 20-26
National Nurse Anesthetists Week: 20-26
National Handwriting Analysis Week: 20-26
International Printing Week: 21-26
No Name Calling Week: 21-25 
National Take Back Your Time Week: 21-25
National Activity Professionals Week: 22-28
World Leprosy Week: 27-2/2
Catholic Schools Week: 27-2/2
Meat Week: 27-2/3
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week: 28-2/2
National Medical Group Practice Week: 28-2/2  (Starts 4th Monday)
International Hoof Care Week: 29-2/1
US National Snow Sculpting Week: 1/30-2/3

January Daily Observances

Copyright Law Day: 1
Ellis Island Day: 1
Euro Day: 1
Global Family Day: 1 
First Foot Day: 1 
Mummer’s Parade: 1
New Years Day: 1
New Year’s Dishonor List Day: 1
Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day: 1
Saint Basil’s Day: 155 MPH Speed Limit Day
Z Day: 1
National Buffet Day: 2 
Rose Bowl Game: 1
National Weigh-In Day: 7 (Always First Monday after New Years) 
Tournament of Roses Parade Day: 1
Earth at Perihelion: 2
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day: 2
National Motivation and Inspiration Day: 2 
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day: 2
55-MPH Speed Limit Day: 2
Drinking Straw Day: 3
J.R.R. Tolkien Day: 3
Memento Mori "Remember You Die" Day: 3
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day: 3 
Dimpled Chad Day: 4
Pop Music Chart Day: 4
Tom Thumb Day: 4
Trivia Day: 4
World Braille Day: 4
World Hypnotism Day: 4 
Bean Day:  5
Bird Day: 5 
Epiphany or Twelfth Night: 6
Three Kings Day: 6
Harlem Globetrotter’s Day: 7
I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: 7
International Programmers’ Day: 7
Orthodox Christmas: 7
National Tempura Day: 7
"Thank God It’s Monday" Day: 7
Argyle Day: 8
Bubble Bath Day: 8
Earth’s Rotation Day: 8
National English Toffee Day: 8 
Midwife’s Day or Women’s Day: 8
National Joy Germ Day: 8

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Show and Tell Day at Work: 8
War on Poverty Day: 8
Balloon Ascension Day: 9 
National Static Electricity Day: 9
Panama’s Martyr Day: 9 
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: 10
League of Nations Day: 10
Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day: 11
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11 
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 11
Fruitcake Toss Day: 12
Miss America Pageant: 12
Public Radio Broadcasting Day: 13
Rubber Duckie Day: 13
Stephen Foster Day: 13
Caesarean Section Day: 14
Dress Up Your Pet Day: 14
National Clean Off Your Desk Day: 14 (2nd Monday)
Organize Your Home Day: 14
Ratification Day: 14
Humanitarian Day: 15
Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16
Nothing Day: 16
Robert E. Lee Day: 16  (3rd Monday)
Religious Freedom Day: 16
Cable Car Day: 17
Hot Heads Chili Days: 17-18

Women in Blue Jeans Day January 2013

Judgment Day: 17
Kid Inventors’ Day:  17
Winnie The Pooh Day: 18
Thesaurus Day: 18 
National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day): 18
Get to Know Your Customers Day: 17 ( January 17,  April 18, July 18 and October 17)
Women in Blue Jeans Day: 17-18 
International Fetish Day: 18 (3rd Friday)
Popcorn Day: 19   (Alternate date: Super Bowl Sunday)
Tin Can Day: 19
Camcorder Day: 20
Inauguration Day: 20 (traditional, but  21st in 2013)
National Disc Jockey Day: 20 
World Religion Day: 20   (3rd Sunday)
Inauguration Day: 21 (Observed) 
National Hugging Day: 21
AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day: 21
Martin Luther King Day: 21 (Observed)
Squirrel Appreciation Day: 21 (Different than Squirrel Awareness Month in October)
Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day: 22
Celebration of Life Day: 22
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day: 22
Roe vs. Wade Day: 22
National Handwriting Day: 23
National Pie Day: 23
Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23
Belly Laugh Day: 24
Beer Can Day: 24

Belly Laugh Day January 2013

National Compliment Day: 24
National Peanut Butter Day: 24
Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day: 24 
Women’s Healthy Weight Day: 24
A Room of One’s Own Day: 25
Fun at Work Day: 25 (Last Friday)
Macintosh Computer Day: 25
National Pre-school Fitness Day: 25 (Last Friday) 
Lotus 1-2-3 Day: 26
National Peanut Brittle Day: 26 
National Seed Swap Day: 26 (Last Saturday)
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26
Tu B’shuvat: 26
Auschwitz Liberation Day: 27
Holocaust Memorial Day: 27
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust: 27
Thomas Crapper Day: 27
Viet Nam Peace Day: 27
World Leprosy Day: 27
Data Privacy Day: 28
National Kazoo Day: 28 
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 28  (Always Last Monday)
Thank A Plugin Developer Day: 28

Data Privacy Day 2013 January

Curmudgeons Day: 29
Freethinkers Day: 29
National Puzzle Day: 29
Seeing Eye Dog Day: 29
Thomas Paine Day: 29
Inane Answering Message Day: 30
Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day: 31
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: 31


My name is Nicole Napolitano and I am a full-time professional parenting blogger and work-at-home mom of two adorable and vivacious children (boy - 6 & girl - 2.5). I decided to develop MamaNYC in 2010 shortly (1-month) after transitioning from work-a-holic Internet marketing pro to the shoes of a stay-at-home mom (bored!). As a dedicated business manager for over 9-years, I was determined and positive that I would once again be a successful business woman -- whether or not I had a diaper bag tagging along! I am a New York City native, but relocated with my husband and our two kids to sunny Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. Leaving everything behind was scary, but it's time to make new memories. My interests include web design, Internet marketing, product development and research, SEO, movies, friends, and spending time with my family.

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