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.
|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|