January 2018 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 2018 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
  • 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 Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness 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
  • Oatmeal Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • Worldwide Rising Star Month

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January 2018 Weekly Observances

  • Diet Resolution Week (January 1-7)
  • "Someday We'll Laugh About This" Week (January 2-8)
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week, honoring the comedian team Laurel and Hardy, known as "The Dancing Cuckoos" (January 11-17)
  • Week of Christian Unity (January 18-25)
  • Clean Out Your Inbox Week (January 22-26)
  • Catholic Schools Week (January 28 - February 3)

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January 2018 Daily Observances

January 1

  • Apple Gifting Day
  • National Bloody Mary Day
  • National Hangover Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Wolf Full Moon
  • 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 Cream Puff 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

January 7

  • National Tempura Day

January 8

  • Argyle Day
  • English Toffee Day
  • National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day
  • National Joygerm Day, encouraging people to infect one another with joy
  • Show-and-Tell Day at Work

January 9

  • National Apricot Day
  • National Static Electricity Day
  • Poetry at Work 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

  • National Pharmacist Day

January 13

  • Korean American Day
  • National Gluten-Free Day
  • National Peach Melba Day

January 14

  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

January 15

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • National Hat Day
  • National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

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January 16

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • National Fig Newton Day
  • National Nothing Day, a day to not celebrate anything
  • Religious Freedom Day

January 17

  • Judgment Day
  • Kid Inventors' Day

January 18

  • Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • National Thesaurus Day
  • Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19

  • Arbor Day in Florida
  • International Fetish Day
  • National Popcorn Day

January 20

  • National Cheese Lover's Day
  • National Coffee Break Day
  • National Disc Jockey Day

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January 21

  • National Granola Bar Day
  • National Hugging Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • World Snow Day

January 22

  • Answer Your Cat's Question Day
  • National Blonde Brownie 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

  • National Irish Coffee Day
  • National Opposite Day

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January 26

  • National Peanut Brittle Day
  • Spouse's Day

January 27

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Local Quilt Shop Day
  • National Chocolate Cake Day
  • National Seed Swap Day

January 28

  • Data Privacy Day
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day
  • National Kazoo Day
  • World Leprosy Day
  • 2018 Pro Bowl

January 29

  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
  • Curmudgeons Day, honoring the bad-tempered
  • National Corn Chip Day

January 30

  • Inane Answering Message Day
  • National Croissant Day

January 31

  • Blue Moon, second full moon during a calendar month
  • Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • National Backward Day
  • Tu B'Shvat, Jewish Arbor Day known as the "New Year of the Trees" (begins at sundown on January 30)

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