January 2019 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 2019 Monthly Observances

  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Book Blitz Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • International Brain Teaser Month
  • International Child-Centered Divorce Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • International New Year's Resolutions Month for Businesses
  • 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 Oatmeal Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Skating Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • National Wheat Bread Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month

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January 2019 Weekly Observances

  • "Someday We'll Laugh About This" Week (January 2-8)
  • Week of Christian Unity (January 18-25)
  • Catholic Schools Week (January 27 - February 2)

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January 2019 Daily Observances

January 1

  • National Bloody Mary Day
  • National Hangover Day
  • New Year's Day
  • World Day of Peace
  • Z Day, paying tribute on this first day of the year to all those whose names begin with the last letter of the alphabet

January 2

  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
  • National Buffet Day
  • National Cream Puff Day
  • National Personal Trainer Awareness Day

January 3

  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • National Fruitcake Toss Day

January 4

  • Dimpled Chad Day
  • National Spaghetti Day
  • Trivia Day
  • World Braille Day

January 5

  • National Bird Day
  • National Whipped Cream Day
  • Twelfth Night, the eve of Epiphany

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January 6

  • Epiphany or Twelfth Day
  • National Bean Day
  • National Shortbread Day
  • Three Kings Day, commemorating the visit of the Three Wise Men (kings or magi)

January 7

  • National Tempura Day
  • National Thank God It's Monday! Day

January 8

  • Argyle Day
  • English Toffee Day
  • National JoyGerm Day, encouraging people to infect one another with joy
  • Poetry at Work Day
  • Show-and-Tell Day at Work

January 9

  • National Apricot Day
  • National Static Electricity Day

January 10

  • National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

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January 11

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

January 12

  • Kiss A Ginger Day
  • National Hot Tea Day
  • National Pharmacist Day
  • National Vision Board Day

January 13

  • Korean American Day
  • Make Your Dream Come True Day
  • National Gluten-Free Day
  • National Peach Melba Day
  • National Sticker Day

January 14

  • National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day
  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

January 15

  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
  • National Hat Day
  • National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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January 16

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • International Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • National Fig Newton Day
  • National Nothing Day, a day to not celebrate anything
  • Religious Freedom Day

January 17

  • Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • Kid Inventors' Day
  • National Hot Buttered Rum Day

January 18

  • Arbor Day in Florida
  • International Fetish Day
  • National Thesaurus Day
  • Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19

  • National Popcorn Day
  • Tin Can Day

January 20

  • National Buttercrunch Day
  • National Cheese Lover's Day
  • National Coffee Break Day
  • National Disc Jockey Day
  • World Snow Day

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January 21

  • Full Wolf Moon
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • National Granola Bar Day
  • National Hugging Day
  • National New England Clam Chowder Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • Tu B'Shvat, Jewish Arbor Day known as the "New Year of the Trees" (begins at sundown on January 20)

January 22

  • Answer Your Cat's Question Day
  • National Blonde Brownie Day
  • National Polka Dot Day
  • National Southern Food Day

January 23

  • National Handwriting Day
  • National Pie Day
  • Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day

January 24

  • Belly Laugh Day
  • National Compliment Day
  • National Peanut Butter Day

January 25

  • A Room of One's Own Day, commemorating an essay by writer Virginia Woolf to promote space for women writers in a male dominated field
  • National Irish Coffee Day
  • National Preschool Fitness Day
  • National Opposite Day

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January 26

  • Local Quilt Shop Day
  • National Green Juice Day
  • National Peanut Brittle Day
  • National Seed Swap Day
  • Spouse's Day

January 27

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • National Chocolate Cake Day
  • World Leprosy Day
  • 2019 Pro Bowl

January 28

  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
  • Data Privacy Day
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day
  • National Kazoo Day

January 29

  • Curmudgeons Day, honoring the bad-tempered
  • National Corn Chip Day
  • Puzzle Day

January 30

  • Inane Answering Message Day
  • National Croissant Day

January 31

  • Backward Day
  • Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day

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