Special Days in January

Special Days in January

The month of January is very special as it is the start of the year. New year’s day is a widely recognized holiday and there are other special days in January, but not recognized as public holidays. Some of the Special Days in January are listed below, which are not widely recognized but observed in different counties or regions.

January is  Alzheimer Awareness Month,  Crime Stoppers Month (Ontario), Ontario March of Dimes Month, and it is the National Hobby Month in Canada. The third week of January is observed as National Non-Smoking Week in Canada.

 Observance    Observed as  Remarks
January 1 New Year’s Day Celebrate the first day of every year in the Gregorian calendar.
January 4 World Braille Day Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor of braille Language.
January 6 Epiphany Known as three Kings’ Day or Little Christmas, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
January 11 Sir John A. Macdonald Day In honor of Sir John A. Macdonald – the first Prime Minister of Canada
January 14 World Logic Day A global day of supporting the development of logic through teaching and research (UNESCO).
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day A federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 24 International Day of Education In celebration of the role of education for peace and development by the United Nations.
January 26 Family Literacy Day In Canada. Family literacy focuses on parents, grandparents, and other family members to improve their reading and writing skills.
January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day UNESCO day to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust
January 28 Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) Jewish holiday
Click the below table for special or other important days each month;


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