Throughout the year there are so many awareness days, commemorative days, special days, celebrations, holidays, observances, etc, etc. These can be great as blog post inspiration, or just for getting a bit of extra traffic to an existing post by repromoting it as a tie-in.
Read on for a list of notable dates for January - if the day has its own website or wiki page, I've linked to it. A lot of the weirder ones are USA based unofficial 'national days'; I've included them in the list if they've crossed the pond, or had a fair number of media hits when I googled them.
I've included links to any posts I've written for a particular day.
☆ British Virgin Islands Territory Day.
☆ Canada Day.
☆ Establishment Day. [Hong Kong]
☆ Independence Day. [Burundi]
☆ Independence Day. [Rwanda]
☆ Independence Day. [Somalia]
☆ International Day of Slash.
☆ International Tartan Day.
☆ July Morning. [Bulgaria]
☆ Madeira Day. [Madeira Islands]
☆ Memorial Day. [Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada]
☆ Van Mahotsav. [National Festival of Tree Planting, India]
☆ World UFO Day.
☆ Independence Day. [Belarus]
☆ Independence Day. [USA]
☆ Republic Day. [Philippines]
☆ Independence Day. [Algeria]
☆ X-Day. (Spoof Day, End of the World)
☆ Independence Day. [Comoros]
☆ Independence Day. [Malawi]
☆ National Fried Chicken Day. [USA]
☆ Statehood Day. [Lithuania]
☆ Teachers' Day. [Peru]
☆ Independence Day. [Solomon Islands]
☆ Saba Saba Day. [Tanzania]
☆ Tanabata. [Japan]
☆ World Chocolate Day.
☆ Peter and Fevronia Day. [aka 'Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness', Russia]
☆ Independence Day. [Argentina]
☆ Independence Day. [South Sudan]
☆ Nunavut Day. [Nunavut, Canada]
☆ Independence Day. [Bahamas]
☆ Silence Day.
☆ Naadam Holiday. [Mongolia]
☆ World Population Day.
☆ Independence Day. [São Tomé and Príncipe]
☆ The Twelfth. [Northern Ireland]
☆ Martyrs' Day. [Kashmir]
☆ Statehood Day. [Montenegro]
☆ Bastille Day. [France]
☆ International Day of Femslash.
☆ National Hot Dog Day. [USA]
☆ Social Media Giving Day.
☆ World Day for International Justice.
☆ Nelson Mandela Day.
☆ Martyrs' Day. [Burma]
☆ Independence Day. [Colombia]
☆ Liberation Day. [Guam]
☆ National Day. [Belgium]
☆ Racial Harmony Day. [Singapore]
☆ Pi Approximation Day.
☆ Ratcatcher's Day.
☆ Pioneer Day. [Utah, USA]
☆ Constitution Day. [Puerto Rico]
☆ Revolution Day. [Egypt]
☆ St James Day. [Spain]
☆ Independence Day. [Liberia]
☆ Kargil Vijay Diwas. [India]
☆ National Sleepy Head Day. [Finland]
☆ Remembrance Day. [Vietnam]
☆ Independence Day. [Peru]
☆ World Hepatitis Day.
☆ Fiestas Patrias. [Peru]
☆ International Tiger Day.
☆ Oslok. [St. Olaf's Day - Nordic Countries, e.g. Faroe Islands]
☆ Independence Day. [Vanuatu]
☆ Martyrs' Day. [South Sudan]
☆ Warrior's Day. [Malaysia]
☆ Constitution Day. [Cayman Islands - First Monday]
☆ Marine Day. [Japan - Third Monday]
☆ Presidents' Day. [Botswana - Third Monday]
☆ National Ice Cream Day. [USA - Third Sunday]
☆ Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival. [Japan - Fourth Friday]
☆ Parents' Day. [USA - Fourth Sunday]
☆ Varalakshimi Vratam. [India]
☆ Vardavar. [Armenia]
Weeks / Months
☆ International Free Hugs Month.
☆ National Hot Dog Month. [USA]
☆ National Ice Cream Month. [USA]
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