January National Days

January List Of National Days

King Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome, is responsible for adding January and February to the Roman calendar. He did this so calendars would be equivalent to a lunar year. Even so, it only had 30 days.

There are 173 January National Days to celebrate during the year’s first month. In the northern hemisphere, January is the second month of winter. January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings. Initially, the Roman calendar had only ten months, excluding January and February.

Finally, Julius Caesar added the 31st day to the month and completed it to the whole month of January!

List of January National Days
Month Long Celebrations and Observances in January
More National Days in January

January Facts:

January has 31 days.
January’s Birthstone:
January’s Colors: Dark Red, Dark Blue, and Blue.
January’s Birth Flowers: Cottage pink and the snowdrop.

The full moon in January is called the Wolf Moon.

During January, the Earth’s Perihelion (when the earth is closest to the sun) also happens.

Historical Events in January:

January 1, 1942 – United Nations Established
January 2, 1974 – New 55 MPH Speed Limit U.S. Wide
January 3, 1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated
January 4, 2010 – The Burj Khalifa Opens
January 5, 1933 – Work on The Golden Gate Bridge is started
January 6, 2021 – Insurrectionists attack the U.S. Capital
January 7, 1999 – Impeachment of President Clinton
January 8, 1963 – The Mona Lisa first public appearance
January 9, 2007 – Apple introduces the iPhone
January 10, 1944 – GI Bill Signed Into Law
January 11, 1935 – Amelia Earhart first solo trip across the Pacific
January 12, 1915 – Women’s Suffrage Bill
January 13, 1925 – Child Labor Laws
January 14, 1952 – NBC “Today” show begins 
January 15, 1967 – The first Super Bowl
January 16, 1547 – Ivan the Terrible crowned prince of Russia
January 17, 1991 – Gulf War Begins
January 18, 1911 – the first landing of an aircraft on a ship
January 19, 1983 – Apple releases Apple Lisa
January 20, 2010 – China bans the movie Avatar
January 21, 1976 – First supersonic commercial jet goes into service
January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade is decided
January 23, 1973 – President Nixon gives “Peace with Honour” Speach
January 24, 1935 – First can of beer sold.
January 25, 1924 – First Winter Olympics games
January 26, 1905 – World’s Largest Diamond Discovered
January 27, 1926 – First public demonstration of Television
January 28, 1977 – First airing of Fantasy Island
January 29, 1959 – Disney released the animated film Sleeping Beauty
January 30, 1969 – The Beatle’s last concert.
January 31, 1971 – Apollo 14 launches the 3rd mission to the moon.

Notable January National Days:

There are two federal holidays in January, New Years Day (the day to make New Year’s resolutions and recover from New Year’s Eve) and the birthday of the inspirational leader, Martin Luther King, on Martin Luther King Day.

Keep warm during this chilly month by participating in Hot And Spicy Food Day, National Hot Buttered Rum Day, Hot Sauce Day, And National Hugging Day.

Fun food days include National Spaghetti Day, National Milk Day, National Popcorn Day, National Pie Day, National Peanut Butter Day, National Chocolate Cake Day, National Croissant Day, National Bloody Mary Day, National Buffet Day.

Celebrities Born in January:

Martin Luther King, Betty White, Christian Louboutin, Rod Stewart, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Elvis Presley, Al Capone, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, and George Foreman.

List of January National Days:

January 1
Polar Bear Swim Day
National Hangover Day
National Bloody Mary Day
New Years Day
Commitment Day
National Ice Skating Day
The Emancipation Proclamation

January 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
National Science Fiction Day
Motivation and Inspiration Day
Happy Mew Year Day For Cats
55 MPH Speed Limit Day

January 3
Festival Of Sleep Day
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
National Drinking Straw Day
National Fruitcake Toss Day

January 4
National Spaghetti Day
National Trivia Day
World Braille Day
Hypnotism Day

January 5
National Screenwriters Day
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day

January 6
National Bean Day
National Cuddle Up Day
National Shortbread Day
National Technology Day
Three Kings Day
Apple Tree Day

January 7
National Bobblehead Day
National Tempura Day
Old Rock Day
Harlem Globetrotters Day
I’m Not Going To Take It Day
Distaff Day

January 8
Show & Tell At Work Day
Earth’s Rotation Day
National Winter Skin Relief Day
National Argyle Day
National Bubble Bath Day
National English Toffee Day
National Joygerm Day

January 9
National Apricot Day
Balloon Ascension Day
Play God Day

January 10
National Oysters Rockefeller Day
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Save The Eagles Day
Peculiar People Day
Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 11
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Step In A Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day
World Unicorn Appreciation Day

January 12
Kiss A Ginger Day
National Curried Chicken Day
National Marzipan Day
National Pharmacist Day
Poetry At Work Day

January 13
National Peach Melba Day
Korean American Day
National Rubber Ducky Day
National Sticker Day
Stephen Foster Memorial Day
Public Radio Broadcasting Day
Make Your Dream Come True Day

January 14
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Ratification Day
Organize Your Home Day
International Kite Day

January 15
National Hat Day
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Wikipedia Day

January 16
National Fig Newton Day
National Nothing Day
National Religious Freedom Day
National Without A Scalpel Day
Appreciate A Dragon Day
International Hot And Spicy Day

January 17
National Bootlegger’s Day
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Kid Inventors Day
Cable Car Day
Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

January 18
National Peking Duck Day
National Winnie The Pooh Day
National Thesaurus Day

January 19
National Popcorn Day
Tin Can Day
Women’s Healthy Weight Day

January 20
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
National Disc Jockey Day
Camcorder Day
Day Of Acceptance
Penguin Awareness Day

January 21
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
International Sweatpants Day

January 22
Celebration Of Life Day
National Blonde Brownie Day
Hot Sauce Day
Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

January 23
National Handwriting Day
National Pie Day
Measure Your Feet Day

January 24
Beer Can Appreciation Day
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Belly Laugh Day
Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day

January 25
National Irish Coffee Day
National Opposite Day
A Room Of One’s Own Day

January 26
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Spouses Day
Australia Day

January 27
Do For Your Country Day
International Fun At Work Day
National Big Wig
National Chocolate Cake Day
National Geographic Day

January 28
Data Privacy Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
National Have Fun At Work Day
National Kazoo Day
International Lego Day
Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

January 29
National Corn Chip Day
National Puzzle Day
Freethinkers Day
Curmudgeons Day

January 30
National Croissant Day
Inane Answering Message Day

January 31
National Backward Day
National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
Gorilla Suit Day