January 2017 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for January
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January 2017 Monthly Observances

  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Book Blitz Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • International Brain Teaser Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Mail Order Gardening Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Skating Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month
  • Oatmeal Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Worldwide Rising Star Month

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January 2017 Weekly Observances

  • Diet Resolution Week (January 1-7)
  • New Year's Resolutions Week (January 1-8)
  • "Someday We'll Laugh About This" Week (January 2-8)
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week (January 8-14)
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week (January 8-14)
  • Healthy Weight Week (January 16-20)
  • Sugar Awareness Week (January 16-20)
  • Clean Out Your Inbox Week (January 22-29)
  • International Handwriting Analysis Week (January 22-28)
  • Catholic Schools Week (January 29 - February 4)

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January 2017 Daily Observances

January 1

  • Bloody Mary Day
  • New Year's Day

January 2

  • National Pet Travel Safety Day

January 3

  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4

  • National Spaghetti Day
  • Trivia Day
  • World Braille Day

January 5

  • Twelfth Night, eve of Epiphany Day

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January 6

  • Epiphany or Twelfth Day
  • National Bean Day
  • National Shortbread Day
  • Three Kings Day

January 7

  • International Programmers' Day

January 8

  • Argyle Day
  • Show-and-Tell Day at Work

January 9

  • National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day

January 10

  • Poetry at Work Day

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January 11

  • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
  • National Hot Toddy Day
  • National Milk Day

January 12

  • National Hot Tea Day
  • Wolf Moon (Full Moon)

January 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Friday the Thirteenth

January 14

  • Ratification Day

January 15

  • National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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January 16

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • National Nothing Day
  • Religious Freedom Day

January 17

  • Judgment Day
  • Kid Inventors' Day

January 18

  • Pooh Day, honoring the author A. A. Milne, the author of the Winnie the Pooh children's series

January 19

  • Get to Know Your Customer Day
  • National Popcorn Day

January 20

  • Arbor Day in Florida
  • Inauguration Day
  • International Fetish Day
  • National Cheese Lovers Day
  • Women's Healthy Weight Day

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January 21

  • National Granola Bar Day
  • National Hugging Day

January 22

  • Answer Your Cat's Question Day

January 23

  • National Handwriting Day
  • National Pie Day

January 24

  • Belly Laugh Day
  • National Compliment Day

January 25

  • A Room of One's Own Day

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January 26

  • National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27

  • National Chocolate Cake Day
  • National Preschool Fitness Day
  • International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 28

  • Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster
  • Local Quilt Shop Day
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day
  • National Seed Swap Day

January 29

  • Curmudgeons Day, honoring the bad-tempered
  • World Leprosy Day
  • 2017 Pro Bowl

January 30

  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
  • Inane Answering Message Day
  • National Croissant Day

January 31

  • Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day

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