January Holiday Calender 2015 – The Traditional Holidays, the Health Events and The Wacky Ones

Although the big holiday season has come and gone and a brand new year is here, there is a wealth of unique, bizarre, special and otherwise different holidays, ‘days’, weeks and months to celebrated during the month of January and throughout the year at that.

While holidays typically honor special people, important historical events, momentous occasions or worthwhile causes, others celebrate a variety of products, animal-related holidays and delicious food and beverages. But there are not a few holidays that are downright wacky and bizarre.

So it’s time to bring out the diary and note these holidays :). That way, you will never miss a holiday again because every day of the year really is a holiday!

Months: Awareness Months For January 2015

Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month: Donate Blood And Save Lives

Awareness Event

Nation

Organization

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Canada

Alzheimer’s Society of Canada

Cervical Health Awareness Month

United States

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Glaucoma Awareness Month

United States

Glaucoma Research Foundation

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

United States

NBDPN

National Blood Donor Month

United States

American Red Cross

Thyroid Awareness Month

United States

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Weeks: Awareness Weeks For January 2015

Awareness Event

Date

Nation

Organization

National Non-Smoking Week

Sun 18th Jan – Sat 24th Jan 2015

Canada

Canadian Council for Tobacco Control

World Leprosy Week

Sun 25th Jan – Sat 31st Jan 2015

Worldwide

LEPRA In Action

Days: Awareness Days For January 2015

Awareness Event

Date

Nation

Organization

World Braille Day

Sun 4th Jan 2015

Worldwide

World Blind Union

Weedless Wednesday

Thu 22nd Jan 2015

Canada

Canadian Council for Tobacco Control

World Leprosy Day

Sun 25th Jan 2015

Worldwide

The Leprosy Mission

National Bug Busting Day

Sat 31st Jan 2015

United Kingdom

Community Hygiene Concern

Other Bizarre and Unique Holidays and Special Days in January 2015

January, 2015 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

National Bath Safety Month. Stay Safe

Month:

  • National Bath Safety Month

  • National Blood Donor Month

  • National Braille Literacy Month

  • National Hobby Month

  • Hot Tea Month

  • National Oatmeal Month

  • National Soup Month

Week Celebrations:

  • 2nd Week Letter Writing Week

January 2015 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Dress up your Pet Day

Date

Wacky Holiday

1

New Year’s Day

National Bloody Mary Day

National Hangover Day

2

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

3

Festival of Sleep Day

Fruitcake Toss Day

Humiliation Day

4

National Spaghetti Day

National Trivia Day

5

National Bird Day

National Bird Day

6

National Bean Day

Cuddle Up Day

7

Old Rock Day

National Pass Gas Day

8

Bubble Bath Day

Male Watcher’s Day

National Man Watcher’s Day

Bubble Bath Day

9

Play God Day

National Static Electricity Day

Word Nerd Day

10

Houseplant Appreciation Day

Peculiar People Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

11

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

International Thank You Day

Milk Day

12

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

National Pharmacist Day

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day

Inauguration Day (Observed every 4 years)

13

International Skeptics Day

Make Your Dream Come True Day

National Rubber Ducky Day

14

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

15

National Hat Day

Armed Forces Appreciation Day (Nigeria)

16

Appreciate a Dragon Day

National Nothing Day

17

Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

Ben Franklin Day

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Customer Service Day

18

Thesaurus Day

Winnie the Pooh Day (The Birthday of Winnie’s author A.A. Milne)

19

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday  (Celebrated on the third Monday)

National Popcorn Day

Gun Appreciation Day

National Day of Service for Animals

20

National Buttercrunch Day

Penguin Awareness Day

National Cheese Lover’s Day

Penguin Awareness Day

21

National Hugging Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed on the 3rd Monday in January)

Blue Monday (Third or last Monday in January)

22

National Blonde Brownie Day

Nude Beach Day

National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

23

National Pie Day

National Handwriting Day

Measure Your Feet Day (“Why!?!”)

National Reading Day

24

Beer Can Appreciation Day

Compliment Day

25

Opposite Day

26

Spouse’s Day

Bald Eagle Appreciation Day

27

Chocolate Cake Day

Punch the Clock Day

Thomas Crapper Day

Mozart’s Birthday

28

Fun at Work Day

National Kazoo Day

National Blueberry Pancake Day

Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday in January)

29

National Puzzle Day

National Corn Chip Day

Curmudgeons Day

30

National Inane Answering Message Day

National Croissant Day

National Escape Day

31

Backwards Day

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day

Scotch Tape Day

Further Reading

January, 2015 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

International holidays celebrated in year 2015

January 2015 Health Awareness Events

Wonderful Holidays in January

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2 thoughts on “January Holiday Calender 2015 – The Traditional Holidays, the Health Events and The Wacky Ones

  1. World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January around the world to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille – who has been credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.

    Louis Braille was born in France. At the age of 3, he accidentally became blind. However, he had a great yearning to be able to read and write properly, despite his disability. And at the age of 15, he developed a set of symbols by making raised dots on a piece of paper. The dots could be easily felt by hand, thus enabling even the blind to feel them and hence, read and write.

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  2. it’s 16 Jan today. It’s time to Appreciate a Dragon 🙂 As per appreciate a Dragon Day. I know about Thank A Plant, but how do I begin to Thank A Dragon
    ??? And for what?? #tongueOut

    And what in the Hell-O is National Nothing Day???

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