January Holidays 2014: Reasons To Celebrate All Month Long #holidays2014

January Holidays 2014 ~

January Holidays 2014 List {Imate Credit Morguefile}

Everyone knows about New Year’s Day, but there are plenty of other reasons to celebrate in January. Check out our January Holidays 2014 list to help you decide which of these holidays you think are celebration worthy and which are just weird. If you know of any more holidays to add to the January holidays 2014 list, please let us know in the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

January Holidays 2014

January 1
New Year’s Day
Copyright Law Day
Polar Bear Plunge Day
National Bloody Mary Day
National First Foot Day

January 2
Science Fiction Day
National Buffet Day
National Run Up The Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day

January 3
Alaska Statehood Day
Fruitcakes Toss Day
Humiliation Day
Festival of Sleep Day
Memento Mori {Remember You Die} Day
National Drinking Straw Day

January 4
National Spaghetti Day
National Trivia Day
World Hypnotism Day

January 5
National Bird Day
National Whipped Cream Day

January 6
National Bean Day
Cuddle Up Day
Apple Tree Day
National Shortbread Day

January 7
Orthodox Christmas Day
National Old Rock Day
Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
National Tempura Day

January 8
Show and Tell Day
Bubble Bath Day
Earth’s Rotation Day
Show and Tell At Work Day
National Man Watcher’s Day

January 9
National Static Electricity Day
Play God Day

January 10
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
Houseplant Appreciation Day
Peculiar People Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

January 11
Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day
National Step In A Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Milk Day

January 12
National Pharmacist Day
Feast Of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution Day

January 13
Rubber Ducky Day
Public Radio Broadcasting Day
Stephen Foster Memorial Day
International Skeptics Day
Make Your Dream Come True Day

January 14
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Organize Your Home Day
The Prophet’s Birthday
Orthodox New Year

January 15
Anniversary Of The First Super Bowl
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
National Hat Day

January 16
National Nothing Day
Appreciate A Dragon Day
International Hot and Spicy Food Day

January 17
Forget Your New Year’s Resolution Day
Lee Jackson Day {Virginia State Holiday}
Kid Inventors’ Day

January 18
Thesaurus Day
National Winnie The Pooh Day

January 19
National Popcorn Day
Confederate Memorial Day {Texas State Holiday}
Robert E Lee’s Birthday {Florida State Holiday}

January 20
Martin Luther King Jr Day
National Cheese Lover’s Day
National Disc Jockey Day
Penguin Awareness Day
National Buttercrunch Day
Idaho Human Rights Day

January 21
National Hugging Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22
National Blonde Brownie Day
Roe Vs. Wade Day
National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

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

January 24
Belly Laugh Day
Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day
Beer Can Appreciation Day
National Compliment Day
National Eskimo Pie Patent Day

January 25
National Opposite Day
National Irish Coffee Day

January 26
Spouse’s Day
Bald Eagle Appreciation Day
National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27
National Chocolate Cake Day
Thomas Crapper Day
Punch The Clock Day
Holocaust Memorial Day

January 28
National Kazoo Day
National Blueberry Pancake Day
Data Privacy Day
Thank a Plugin Developer Day
Fun At Work Day

January 29
National Jigsaw Puzzle Day
National Puzzle Day
Kansas Day
National Corn Chip Day

January 30
National Voicemail Message Day
National Inane Answering Message Day
National Escape Day

January 31
Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
Backwards Day
Chinese New Year
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

January Is Also…

Be Kind To Food Servers Month
Financial Wellness Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Bath Safety Month
National Oatmeal Month
Self-Love Month
Teen Driving Awareness Month
National Soup Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Hobby Month
Hot Tea Month
Get Organized Month

What Holidays From The January Holidays 2014 List Will You Be Celebrating?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Sheri Ferguson says:

    Dang! I missed Science Fiction Day! I was going to celebrate by going to a buffet! You know…because…National Buffet Day?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Sherry Compton says:

    Oh, I missed Bloody Mary day but get to celebrate Humiliation Day….great. Think Ill celebrate Festival of Sleep Day instead. ๐Ÿ™‚ So many fun days. I’m looking forward to blonde brownie day.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Oooh, Festival of Sleep! That definitely sounds like the holiday for me. Think I will start celebrating now! ZZZzzzzZZZZZzzzz….

  3. Sandy Cain says:

    Oh, today is Humiliation Day? I think they named that in honor of me! Can you check my back, please, Dawn, and tell me if the KICK ME sign fell off yet???!!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      It did. I can stick it back on there if you want to, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Sandy Cain says:

        Aw, thanks, Dawn! I knew I could count on you! *adding to humiliation by handing Dawn the Scotch tape*

  4. Mary Diehl says:

    This sounds interesting though I doubt I’ll be celebrating very many of them, maybe use them as a way to get a day off work. LOL

  5. These lists always crack me up. I’m surprised Hallmark doesn’t make cards for them all.

  6. Well wow!! That is a lot of Holidays in January. I like watching people take the Polar Bear Plunge. I would like to see it in person though.

  7. I hope that I can managed my finances well this month hehehe. Love that 1956 photo on the calendar!

  8. I love rubber ducky day! My kids will especially like celebrating rubber ducky day in the tub! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. National tempura day!!
    Oh I miss out on a few, good thing we have a chance again this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I might celebrate National Whipped Cream Day! It looks like there is celebration for everything imaginable–and yes I am chuckling about it. I’m almost afraid to ask what Feb – Dec have in store!!

  11. This is an awesome list. I had no idea that January 1st was National Bloody Mary Day! I feel like I owe it to myself to celebrate it late ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Thank you! These are so much fun and interesting. I’m sure to be celebrating some of the days. Others, like you said, are just weird but fun to know never the less ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I’m going to have to start celebrating some of these. I think Cuddle Up day sounds the best with the deep freeze we’re in here in the Chicago area. I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds, four of who sleep on my bed with me. In a way, every night is Cuddle Up night for us!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Awwww, that sounds cozy! We have me, my husband, our two small dogs all cuddled up every night. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for the list! I’m looking forward to doing nothing on Nothing Day, lol! Sounds relaxing1

  15. Looks like I’m in for a lot of celebrating. Starting tomorrow with Spaghetti for dinner. LOL

  16. wow there are a lot of great things to celebrate in January

  17. wow.. so many special days in January. World Hypnotism day sounds cool ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the list! Very interesting.

  18. Wow, I honestly never knew there were so much to celebrate within the month!

  19. Good Golly there is a lot going on in January! It’s a good thing we don’t celebrate all those days here. I’d never get anything done!

  20. That is a lot of holidays – there are a few that I want to see why/how on earth they became holidays.

  21. This is going to be fun to do with the kids!

  22. Wow! Thats alot of holidays in one month. lol

  23. Some of these days made me laugh lol, But That is shore nuff a lot of holidays

  24. These are certainly a lot of reasons to celebrate. It is nice to know that we still have a lot of holidays to look forward to now that the major ones are over for a while.

  25. I’m trying to figure out why anyone would feel compelled to celebrate copyright law. I mean it’s good we have the laws, but really….throwing a party over it? lol

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Maybe it’s the lawyers who get paid tons of cash to do all the paperwork and lawyer-y stuff to get it going? Lol!

  26. Guess I need some spaghetti tomorrow, haha! That is an awesome list!

  27. Voice mail message day? Guess I won’t be answering the phone that day. This list cracks me up!

  28. Sign me up for National Chocolate Cake Day! That will be my favorite day this month.

  29. HA HA I missed the festival of sleep day! AGH well there is always next year LOL I also like chocolate cake day and of coarse the end of the month is my birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate that day!!!!

  30. Lisa Brown says:

    how fun, always something to celebrate.

  31. Happy National Spaghetti Day!! Oh my goodness, I had no idea there was such a day. I am a LOVER of spaghetti!! Also, I had no idea there was a Spouse’s Day. Very cool.

  32. OMG, that’s too much to celebrate the whole month of January. lol!

  33. Cynthia C says:

    Oh, my! That’s a lot to celebrate.

  34. Some of those are hilarious!! I want to honor rubber duckie day with my real ducks!

  35. Cathy French says:

    I like the just cuddle up day. that needs to be more than just one day

  36. There is so many there I just want to take part in, they had me laughing out loud in a couple of cases. x

  37. Nicole Becker says:

    Haven’t heard pf alot of these holidays but I love an excuse to celebrate!! LOL, my favorites are National Bloody Mary Day, National Buffet Day(now I have an excuse to eat alot!!), Festival of Sleep(now that is my kind of festival), Bubble Bath Day(I miss taking those for sure) and Beer Can Appreciation Day(love my Bud Lite and Naty Boh)!!! This was such a fun post, thanks so much for sharing!!

  38. Betsy Barnes says:

    Wow, lots to celebrate in January, looking forward to Bubble Bath Day and Measure Your Feet Day, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. I am amazed at what people think to celebrate but I guess any excuse to party ๐Ÿ˜‰

  40. interesting so many days to celebrate in Jan I had no idea

  41. kristin sims says:

    i kind of like the national bloody mary day! ๐Ÿ™‚ i think we just might need to reenact that! this is such an interesting post! thanks

  42. Deborah Caudill says:

    There are quite a few very strange days on the calendar. I especially like the Peculiar Person Day.

  43. What a fun list. I am so glad I am not expected to celebrate all of the holidays. I’ll just have to be sure not to let my kids see this, it might give them ideas.

  44. Catherine says:

    Tomorrow is Cuddle Up Day! I love it!

  45. I can’t believe there are so many holidays in January! I have never heard of most of these. I wonder who makes this stuff up!!!

  46. michelle oakley warner says:

    yeah i love national pie day, me, i wonder if that means everyone exchanges pie, very cool list, i never knew every day had so many holidays.i just googled it and that is the coolest, tons of stupid and great holidays,lol

  47. Susan Broughton says:

    Did they miss any other holiday? haha. Who knew that January was such a popular month for holidays. If you want you could celebrate a holiday every day of the month, but than maybe that’s not such a bad idea. It would be great to wake up each day and celebrate each day as if it was an important holiday. I think everyone would happier people if they did that.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      There were so many holidays that I ran across. I bet I didn’t even post half that I found! lol

  48. Allison Downes says:

    I love these! Its so cool to have each day be some type of little holiday. Thanks for sharing!

  49. My goodness, I never realized there were so many celebrations and a lot of them are silly. Particulary like January 3rd, national fruitcake toss day. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Michelle Elizondo says:

    I so love all the holidays.

  51. I celebrated some birthdays, family and Elvis’s too. Not a lot in January. Some crazy day listed above that I never heard of tho.

  52. Rebecca Parsons says:

    So many neat and unique celebration days I haven’t heard of. Love the teen driver awareness month.

  53. Georgia Beckman says:

    I love this kind of info. Thanks for sharing. My birthday was the 9th, I’ll have to remember to “play God” next year, lol!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Hahahaha! Sounds like you will be having an interesting birthday next year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  54. sherry butcher says:

    Love this, fun stuff to use on people who have no idea!

  55. I had no idea there were so many holidays in January! Thank you for this list. I think I am going to make research on the lesser known days an assignment for my kids.

  56. Polar bear Plunge Day would have been my idea of fun–30 years ago!

  57. md Kennedy says:

    I love this! It gives you a reason every day to celebrate and to find a reason to be thankful. Can you do it each month for us!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I try to! If you look on my menu under “Holiday,” we have them for every month but two. I hope to get those this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  58. kelly Nicholson says:

    lol national buffet day….im down for that..thanks

  59. Holly Thomas says:

    Awesome, my birthday and national humiliation day share the same date!!

  60. So silly. I wonder about the story behind the day. How did these holidays come about?

  61. Jennifer Hiles says:

    Wow, I had no idea there were so many reasons to celebrate in January! I want to celebrate World Hypnotism Day, sounds interesting!

  62. Tracy Awalt Juliano says:

    My birthday falls on Peculiar People Day, and I represent it load and proud throughout the year!

  63. bobbie freeman says:

    wow way to many celebrations lol

  64. Shea Balentine says:

    Oooh! today is national nothing day! I can totally celebrate that! =)

  65. Lorayne Gothard says:

    Wow had no idea that there were that many thing going on in January!!!

  66. Being huddled up in the house and hunkered down for the whole month of January, we need reasons to celebrate and party, because we can’t do anything outside.

  67. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    I would’ve loved to celebrate National Bloody Mary Day; I miss those great drinks the mornin’ after! lol

  68. Today is Forget Your New Year’s Resolution Day? I thought it would be earlier in January ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t even make them anymore.

  69. Richard Hicks says:

    My goodness. Never knew these holidays……static electricity day! LOL!

  70. Today is the 17th of January – Forget your resolutions day – I can agree with that one – I ate ice cream and cookies today

  71. natalie parvis says:

    Polar bear plunge would be fun!

  72. I’ll have hot tea every evening and munch on what ever the special is for the day. Missed popcorn day, but eat it often anyway.