National Days of January – Resolutions – Organization – and a New Start

This calendar for the national days of January  gives a quick look at the month to find out what food, drink or topic the month celebrates.  Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.The National days of January focus on comfort food, resolutions and organization. See the whole list on Always The Holidays

For many of us, January is a month where a blanket of snow covers the landscape.  This makes it a time for outdoor cold weather activities, as well as having fun with family indoors, too. The National days during the month of January are geared to comfort food, organizations, resolutions and so many more activities.

The birthstone of January is the garnet, birth flowers are dianthus or galanthus, and the zodiac sign is Capricorn up to January 19 and Aquarius beyond that date.

National Days of January

January is named for Janus –  the god of beginnings and transitions. It is fitting that this name is used, since so many people have a restart of not only their calendar year, but also of their life with New Year’s resolutions.  Julius Caesar gave the month 31 days but the month originally had only 29 days in the 8th century as part of the lunar calendar.January National Days

The calendar below lists the National Days of January, day by day. Some of the days are links to pages on my site where you can find more information about that fun national day. I will update this page often with new links and fun facts about your favorite national day so be sure to check back to see what is new.

There is a lot to celebrate in the month of January.  From hangover day on January 1 to recover from the party of the night before, to Inspire Your Heart With Art Day on the 31, the month of January is filled with fun opportunities to celebrate and honor national days.

If you are mainly a foodie, be sure to check out my January food calendar for lots of ideas for recipes you can make this month.

January 1

January 2

  • Buffet Day
  • Cream Puff Day
  • Personal Trainer Day
  • Science Fiction Day
  • Run it up the Flagpole Day
January 3

  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • Drinking Straw Day
  • Fruitcake Toss Day
  • Festival of Sleep Day
  • Humiliation Day
January 4

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Trivia Day
  • Pop Music Chart Day
  • World Hypnotism Day
January 5

  • Bird Day
  • Screenwriter’s Day
  • Whipped Cream Day
January 6

January 7

  • Bobblehead Day
  • Tempura Day
  • Old Rock Day
  • Harlem Globetrotters Day
  • Pass Gas Day (!!!)
January 8

  • Bubble Bath Day
  • Clean off your Desk Day (2nd Monday)
  • English Toffee Day
  • Argyle Day
  • Male Watchers Day
January 9

  • Apricot Day
  • Static Electricity Day
  • Word Nerd Day
  • Balloon Ascension day
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 10

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • Oysters Rockefeller Day
  • Save the Eagles Day
  • Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 11

  • Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • Milk Day
  • Step in the Puddle and Splash your Friends Day
  • Hot Toddy Day
  • Secret Pal Day
January 12

  • Curried Chicken Day
  • Kiss a Ginger Day
  • Marzipan Day
  • Pharmacist Day
  • Glazed Doughnut Day
January 13

  • Sticker Day
  • Rubber Ducky Day
  • Korean American Day
  • Peach Melba Day
  • Gluten Free Day
January 14

  • Dress up your Pet Day
  • Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • Ratification Day
  • Sunday Supper Day (2nd Sunday)
  • International Kite Day
January 15

  • Hat Day
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
  • Wikipedia Day
  • World Snow Day
No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned in February - Suze Orman. Click To Tweet

All the resolutions that we try to keep in January seem to make the month a long one. But we are already half way through!  There a still so many- more fun national days to celebrate ahead. Check out these special days.

January national days to celebrate - Beer can awareness, granola bars, peanut butter and hot chocolate all have their own days.

January 16

  • Fig Newton Day
  • Nothing Day
  • Religious Freedom Day
  • Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday)
  • International Hot and Spicy Food Day
January 17

  • Bootlegger’s Day
  • Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • Cable Car Day
  • Kid Inventors’ Day
  • Hot Heads Chili Day
January 18

  • Winnie The Pooh Day
  • Thesaurus Day
  • Peking Duck Day
  • Get to know your Customer Day
  • Gourmet Coffee Day
January 19

  • Popcorn Day
  • Tin Can Day
  • Day of Action
  • Brew a Potion Day
  • New Friends Day


January 20

  • Buttercrunch Day
  • Cheese Lover’s Day
  • Disc Jockey Day
  • Penguin Awareness Day
  • International Sweatpants Day
January 21

  • Granola Bar Day
  • Hugging Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • World Religion Day
  • New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22

  • Blondie Brownie Day
  • Southern Food Day
  • Celebration of Life Day
  • Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
  • Come in from the Cold Day
January 23

  • Handwriting Day
  • Pie Day
  • Measure your Feet Day
  • Rhubarb Pie Day
  • Handwriting Day
January 24

  • Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • Peanut Butter Day
  • Compliment Day
  • Hugging Day
  • Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25

  • Opposite Day
  • Irish Coffee Day
  • Fluoride Day
  • McIntosh Computer Day
  • Clashing Clothes Day (4th Thursday)
January 26

  • Big Wig Day (last Friday)
  • Peanut Brittle Day
  • Green Juice Day
  • Spouses Day
  • Australia Day
January 27

  • Chocolate Cake Day
  • Seed Swap Day
  • Punch The Clock Day
  • National Geographic Day
January 28

  • Blueberry Pancake Day
  • Data privacy Day
  • Kazoo Day
  • Have Fun at Work Day
  • Pop Art Day
January 29

  • Bubble wrap appreciation day
  • Corn Chip Day
  • Puzzle Day
  • Freethinkers Day
  • Carnation Day
January 30

  • Croissant Day
  • Escape Day
  • Inane Answering Message Day
  • Day of Non Violence and Peace
  • Yodel for Your Neighbors Day
January 31

  • Backward Day
  • Inspire your heart with Art Day
  • Hot Chocolate Day
  • Eat Brussels Sprouts Day
  • Scotch Tape Day

I hope you have enjoyed this month of national days.  As you can see, no matter your interests, there is a national day for you to give some special love. Do you celebrate National Days? Which day in January is your favorite day to honor?

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Need More Inspiration?

Looking for some inspiration for discovering more about National Days? Check out my National Days board on Pinterest.  It has loads of pins for articles about the topic.

National Days board on Pinetrest

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