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Blog Calendar for January

Blogging Calendar - Holidays, Celebrations, Awareness Days, and Other Notable Occasions.

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.


New Year's Day.
Commitment Day.
 Emergence of Slovakia Day.
 Global Family Day.
 Haiti Independence Day.
 Jump-Up Day - Montserrat.
 Kalpataru Day.
 Liberation Day - Cuba.
 Public Domain Day.
 Sudan Independence Day.
World Day of Peace.


Happy Mew Year's Day - new year for cats!
 Kakizome - Japan.
Motivation and Inspiration Day.
 Pet Travel Safety Day.
Science Fiction Day.


Drinking Straw Day.


Hypnotism Day.
 Independence Day - Myanmar.
Spaghetti Day.
Trivia Day.
World Braille Day.


 Bird Day - USA.
Twelfth Night.
Whipped Cream Day.


Bean Day.
Cuddle Up Day.
Shortbread Day.


Bobblehead Day.
 Distaff Day.
I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day.
Old Rock Day - as in stones not The Rolling Stones.
Tempura Day.
 Victory Day - Cambodia.


Argyle Day.
 Babinden: Day of the Midwife - Bulgaria.
Bubble Bath Day.
Show and Tell at Work Day.
 World Typing Day.


Apricot Day.
 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - India.
Play God Day.
 Martyrs' Day - Panama.
Static Electricity Day.


Bittersweet Chocolate Day.
Cut Your Energy Costs Day.
 Fete du Vodoun - Benin.
Houseplant Appreciation Day.
Peculiar People Day.


Clean Off Your Desk Day.
 Human Trafficking Awareness Day - USA.
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day.
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day.


 Kiss a Ginger Day.
Marzipan Day.
Poetry at Work Day.
 Youth Day - India.


 Lohri - Punjab.
 Malanka - Ukraine.
Peach Melba Day.
Rubber Ducky Day.
☆ St. Hilary's Day - supposedly the coldest day of the year!
 St. Knut's Day.
 Stephen Foster Memorial Day - USA.
☆ Togo Liberation Day.


 Bhogi - out with the old.
Dress Up Your Pet Day.
 Feast of the Ass. [As in donkey, this is a family friendly blog! ;)]
 Flag Day - Georgia.
Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.
 Makar Sankranti.
Organize Your Home Day.
 Thai Pongal.


 Army Day - India.
 Chosongul (Korean Alphabet) Day - North Korea.
Strawberry Ice Cream Day.
 Wikipedia Day.



Appreciate a Dragon Day.
Hot and Spicy Food Day.
Nothing Day.
 Religious Freedom Day - USA.


Cable Car Day.
Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day.
Kid Inventors' Day.


Winnie the Pooh Day.


 Confederate Heroes Day - Texas, USA.
 Kokborok Day - India.
Popcorn Day.
 Robert E. Lee Day - USA.
 St. Wulfstan's Day.
Tin Can Day.


Buttercrunch Day.
Cheese Lovers' Day.
International Acceptance Day.
 Martyrs' Day - Azerbaijan.
Penguin Awareness Day.
 St. Agnes Day.


Answer Your Cat's Questions Day.
Celebration of Life Day.
 Grandpas' Day - Poland.
 St. Vincent's Day.
 Unity Day - Ukraine.


 Bounty Day - Norfolk Island.
Handwriting Day.
Measure Your Feet Day.
 World Freedom Day.


Beer Can Appreciation Day.
Belly Laugh Day.
 Compliment Day.
 Eve of the Conversion of St. Paul.
 Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day.
Peanut Butter Day.
Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day.
Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day - Wisconsin.


Burns Night.
Irish Coffee Day.
 National Police Day - Egypt.
 National Voters' Day - India.
Opposite Day.
St Dwynwen's Day - Wales.
 St Paul's Day.
 Tatiana Day - Russia.


Australia Day.
 International Customs Day.
 International Mobile Phone Recycling Day.
 NRM Liberation Day - Uganda.
Peanut Brittle Day.
 Republic Day - India.
Spouse's Day.
 Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement.


Chocolate Cake Day.
Holocaust Memorial Day.


Blueberry Pancake Day.
Data Privacy Day.
Kazoo Day.


Cornchip Day.
Curmudgeon's Day.
Freethinkers Day.
 Kansas Day - USA.
Puzzle Day.


Croissant Day.
 Fred Korematsu Day - USA.
Inane Answering Message Day.
 Martyrs' Day - India.
 School Day of Non-Violence and Peace.
Seed Swap Day.
 World Leprosy Day.


 Amartithi: Meher Baba Day.
Backward Day.
 Bug Busting Day - headlice awareness.
Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.
 SOS Day for the RNLI.
 Street Children's Day.


 Handsel Monday. [First Monday]
Plough Monday. [Monday after Jan 6th]
 Coming of Age Day - Japan. [Second Monday]
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. [Third Monday]
 Blue Monday. [Third Monday]
 Weedless Wednesday. [Wednesday in the Third Full Week]
 Peace Sunday. [Sunday falling between Jan 14th and 20th inclusive]
 International Fetish Day. [Third Friday]
World Religion Day. [Third Sunday]
 Community Manager Appreciation Day. [Fourth Monday]
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. [Last Monday]
 No Pants (i.e. trousers) Subway Ride Day. [TBA]

Weeks / Months

 Dry January - alcohol free month.

For other months, click HERE.


  1. Fantastic resource!! Wow, I could really get ahead on my blogging at this rate... (on second thought, I'll probably never be ahead... but a girl can daydream... ;P)

    1. Hehe, I know! I'm always saying I'm going to build up a ton of scheduled posts... it never happens.

  2. This is a brilliant list. There are so many random days. I love Happy Mew Year and Chocolate Cake Day (well, if you insist... ;) )

    1. Every day should be Chocolate Cake Day... ;)

  3. Wow - that is a comprehensive list! Very useful for post ideas :) Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. Hope you return next week:)

  4. Oh my goodness what a great resource you have created here - thanks! :-) #KCACOLS

  5. Peculiar People Day?! Awesome! #KCACOLS

    1. It's definitely my kind of day, that one! ;)

  6. this is a really useful list. will you be doing the rest of the year?! #KCACOLS

    1. Yep, I'll be posting a new month every Monday :)

  7. Oh wow there are some brilliantly random days on that list, I love it! x #KCACOLS

  8. You are so good at blog inspiration ideas! Great compilation...we do have some funny days #KCACOLS Lucy at occupation: (m)other

  9. Great list! I especially enjoyed reading about Drinking Straw Day on the 3rd - I actually thought that you had written a post about it, but was saddened when the link brought me to its description ;) I think that needs to be your next post!!

    1. Hehe, you know me too well! I was actually sorting through miniature straws the other day so I could take some photos for a post on this. :D

  10. Looks like you have created a great resource here. Hot and Spicy Food Day sounds like something right up my alley!


  11. I love the randomness that went into making this list! Whipped cream excuse to buy a can and eat it on its own. Still giggling! #KCACOLS

    1. I'm still holding out for Jaffa Cake day! ;)

  12. What a useful list! I can definitely get on board with chocolate cake day - I might make that an annual celebration in my house (who am I kidding, we celebrate it way more than once a year!) #KCACOLS

    1. It's more of a weekly celebration here! :D

  13. I like the sound of shortbread day! These are brill thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  14. OMG is this serious!! I had no idea there were so many different ones. This was a great read thanks #kcacols

  15. Useful list for january. thank Jessica

  16. Appreciate your effort in this detailed article which provides all important information about events from across the world, so we could use this for planning our new content.

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