January 2021 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 2021 Monthly Observances

  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Book Blitz Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Children Impacted by a Parent's Cancer 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 2021 Weekly Observances

  • Cuckoo Dancing Week, honoring the comedian duo Laurel and Hardy (January 11-17)
  • Week of Christian Unity (January 18-25)
  • National Activity Professionals Week (January 24-30)
  • Catholic Schools Week (January 31 - February 6)

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January 2021 Daily Observances

January 1

  • National Black Eyed Peas Day
  • 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
  • World Introvert Day

January 3

  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • National Fruitcake Toss Day

January 4

  • Dimpled Chad Day
  • National Spaghetti Day
  • National Thank God It's Monday! Day
  • Trivia Day
  • World Braille Day

January 5

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

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January 6

  • Epiphany or Twelfth Day, where Christians celebrate the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus Christ
  • National Bean Day
  • National Shortbread Day
  • Three Kings Day, commemorating the visit of the Three Wise Men (kings or magi)

January 7

  • National Bobblehead Day
  • National Tempura Day

January 8

  • Argyle Day
  • Earth's Rotation Day
  • English Toffee Day
  • National JoyGerm Day, encouraging people to infect one another with joy

January 9

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • National Apricot Day
  • National Vision Board Day
  • 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 Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • National Milk Day

January 12

  • Kiss A Ginger Day
  • National Hot Tea Day
  • National Pharmacist Day
  • Poetry at Work 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 Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • Ratification Day, anniversary of the act that ended the American Revolution in 1784

January 15

  • International Fetish Day
  • National Bagel Day
  • 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
  • National Quinoa Day
  • Religious Freedom Day

January 17

  • International Mentoring Day
  • Kid Inventors' Day
  • National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • World Snow Day

January 18

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • National Thesaurus Day
  • Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19

  • National Popcorn Day
  • Tin Can Day

January 20

  • Inauguration Day
  • Museum Selfie Day
  • National Buttercrunch Day
  • National Cheese Lover's Day
  • National Coffee Break Day
  • National Disc Jockey Day

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January 21

  • Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • National Granola Bar Day
  • National Hugging Day
  • National New England Clam Chowder Day
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22

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

January 23

  • Local Quilt Shop Day
  • National Handwriting Day
  • National Pie Day
  • Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day

January 24

  • Global Belly Laugh Day
  • International Day of Education
  • National Compliment Day
  • National Peanut Butter Day

January 25

  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
  • National Irish Coffee Day
  • Opposite Day

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January 26

  • National Green Juice Day
  • National Peanut Brittle Day
  • Spouses Day

January 27

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28

  • Data Privacy Day
  • Full Wolf Moon
  • National Blueberry Pancake Day
  • National Kazoo Day
  • Tu B'Shvat, Jewish Arbor Day known as the "New Year of the Trees" (begins at sundown on January 27)

January 29

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

January 30

  • Inane Answering Message Day
  • National Croissant Day
  • National Seed Swap Day

January 31

  • Backward Day
  • Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day
  • National Hot Chocolate Day
  • National Preschool Fitness Day
  • World Leprosy Day

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