Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Holidays and Activities

Listed below are interesting holidays, celebrations, important dates, and events for January. Icons indicate an activity from one of Toolbox Training’s 100 Activities series of books or activity card sets. Hover over the icon for specific references to exact activities.

You can also click on links for additional information on dates. Many of these connect directly to activities on the Toolbox Training blog, but some are off-site links.

1

New Year's Day

Betsy Ross’ Birthday (1752); she sewed first American flag.

2

Science Fiction Day

3

Author J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday (1892)

Festival of Sleep Day

Drinking Straw Day

4

Scientist Isaac Newton's Birthday (1643)

Birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of Braille alphabet for the blind (1809)

Trivia Day

Spaghetti Day

Flower Basket Day

5

Bird Day

6

Fictional character Sherlock Holmes Birthday (1854)

Cuddle Up Day

Bean Day

7

Old Rock Day

8

Postal Day

A Friend Gives Love Day

Musician Elvis Presley's Birthday (1935)

9

Step-Father's Day

Dance Day

Campbell’s Soup trademark registered (1975)

10

Volunteer Firefighter Day

11

International Thank You Day

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day

Milk Day (milk delivered in bottles for first time in 1878)

12

Working Women's Appreciation Day

13

Door-to-Door Salespeople Day

Blame Someone Else Day

14

Debt Day

Doctor Doolittle author Hugh Lofting’s Birthday (1886)

Dress Up Your Pet Day

15

Humanitarian Day

Fresh-Squeezed Juice Day

16

Hot and Spicy Food International Day

Nothing Day

17

Statesman/inventor Benjamin Franklin's Birthday (1706)

Spiritual/social leader Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (1929; officially observed Federal holiday – 3rd Monday in January)

18

Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne's Birthday (1882)

19

Popcorn Day

Tin Can Day

Penguin Awareness Day

20

Presidential Inauguration Day

Cheese Day

Stay Young Forever Day

21

Hugging Day

School Teacher's Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

22

Celebration of Life Day

Answer Your Cat's Question Day

23

Compliment Day

Measure Your Feet Day

Handwriting Day

24

Peanut Butter Day

Eskimo Pie patented by Christian Nelson (1922)

Gold discovered in California at Sutter's Mill (1848)

25

Fun at Work Day

Opposite Day

26

Australia Day (Sydney, Australia settled in 1778)

27

Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll’s Birthday (1832)

Chocolate Cake Day

Classical musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Birthday (1756)

28

Sesame Street's Ernie's Birthday

Blueberry Pancake Day

Daisy Day

Kazoo Day

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

29

Puzzle Day

Corn Chip Day

30

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday (1882)

Escape Day

31

Jackie Robinson's Birthday (1919), first African American in major-league baseball



Floating Holidays:

Bald Eagle Day (2nd weekend)
Secret Pal Day (2nd Sunday)
Clean Off Your Desk Day (2nd Monday)
Make Your Dreams Come True Day (2nd Wednesday)
Family Communication Day (2nd Thursday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (officially observed Federal holiday - 3rd Monday)
Elementary School Teachers Day (3rd Monday)
Hat Day (3rd Friday)
Backwards Day (last Tuesday)
School Nurse Day (4th Wednesday)
Chinese New Year – 1/29/06, 2/18/07, 2/7/08 (first day of the first moon of the Chinese calendar)


Specialty Weeks:

1st week:
Celebration of Life Week
Braille Literacy Week

2nd week:
Book Week
Bowling Week
International Toy Fair
Pizza Week
Universal Letter Writing Week

3rd week:
Healthy Weight Week
Special Education Week

4th week:
AIDS Awareness Week
Appreciation Week (begins on last Sunday)
Celebrity Read a Book Week
Mozart Week (celebrated in Austria)


Specialty Months:

Autism Awareness Month
Bald Eagle Watch Month
Book Blitz Month
Celebrate the Past Month
Eye Care Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Hobby Month
It's Okay to Be Different Month
Love Yourself Month
March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
Meat Month
Oatmeal Month
Soup Month
Staying Healthy Month
Thank You Month
Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Whale Watching Month
Wheat Bread Month


Check out other months
or return to activity calendar page.


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