Special EXTRA Edition . . .

Jan 5th

OH MY GOSH!  I found a different site listing a TON more special days and I’ve already missed so many that I feel overwhelmed.  Most of them speak for themselves so I’m just going to list them by name and elaborate on some that seem extra interesting or extremely unusual.  I feel horrible that I haven’t enlightened all of us better!  This celebrating thing is getting complicated and busy!

MONTHLY Observances for January that were not already mentioned:

Apples & Apricots Month
Artichoke and Asparagus Month
Be Kind to Food Servers Month  (Something that we should do every month)
Birth Defects Month
Book Blitz Month
California Plums Digestive Month  (WHY???)
Carnival Season
Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Celebration of Life Month
Financial Wellness Month
Get Organized Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Creativity Month
International New Year’s Resolution Month for Businesses
International Quality of Life Month
International Wayfinding Month
International Wealth Mentality Month  (huh?)
National Be On Purpose Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Get Organized Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Mentoring Month
National Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Stalking Awareness Month  (Shouldn’t we ALWAYS be aware of this?)
National Polka Music Month (Oompa  Oompa)
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
Rising Star Month
Self-Help Group Awareness Month
Shape Up US Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
Thyroid Awareness Month

WEEKLY Observances for January that were not mentioned previously:

New Year’s Resolutions Week (ends today)
Celebration of Life Week (1-7)
Diet Resolution Week (1-7)
Silent Records Week (1-7)  (some of these I just have to wonder ???)
Someday We’ll Laugh About This (2-8)
Women’s Self Empowerment Week (3-7)
Elvis’s Birthday Week (5-8)
Home Office Safety and Security Week (6-12)
National Lose Weight Feel Great Week (6-13)
Cukoo Dancing Week (11-17)
International Snomobile Safety and Awareness Week (13-19)
National Vocation Awareness Week (14-20)
National Soccer Coaches of America Week (16-20)
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week (17-23)
Week of Christian Unity (18-25)   (This one really speaks to me)
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days (19-20)
Clean Out Your Inbox Week (20-26)
Health Weight Week (20-26)
Hunt for Happiness Week (20-26)
National Nurse Anesthetists Week (20-26)
National Hand Writing Analysis Week (20-26)
International Printing Week (21-26)
No Name Calling Week (21-25)  (I don’t know if I can manage this one!)
National Take Back Your Time Week (21-25)  (Is this even possible?)
National Active Professionals Week (22-28)
World Leprosy Week (27-2/2)
Catholic Schools Week (27-2/2)
Meat Week (27-2/3)
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week (28-2/2)
International Hoof Care Week (29-2/1)
US National Snow Sculpting Week (1/30 – 2/3)

Daily Celebrations we’ve missed through January 4th –

January 1 – Copyright Law Day
Ellis Island Day
Global Family Day
First Foot Day
Mummer’s Parade
New Year’s Dishonor List Day
Polar Bear Blunge or Swim Day
Saint Basil’s Day
Rose Bowl Game
Tournament of Roses Parade Day

January 2 – Earth at Pelihelion
Happy Mew Year for Cat’s Day
National Buffet Day
National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Science Fiction Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
National Science Fiction Day
55 mph Speed Limit Day

January 3 – National Drinking Straw Day
J.R.R. Tolkien Day
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4 – Dimpled Chad Day
Pop Music Chart Day
Tom Thumb Day
World Braille Day
World Hypnotism Day
Sorry we all missed the biggies – like 55 mps Speed Limit Day and Dimpled Chad Day (what does that MEAN?), but I promise to do better from now on!

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