January 2022's Full List of Holidays and Observances

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January is known for New Year's Day, but there are over 100 more holidays and special dates that are observed (a.k.a. when a federal holiday is celebrated regardless of when the event occurred) that are in the first month of the year.

To make sure you're up to date, we've put together a list of all the holidays and major events happening in January. What you'll see here is everything from days dedicated to your favorite food (from National Bagel Day to National Pie Day), as well as dates to honor American heroes (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day). There are, of course, religious holidays to be noted (including the Epiphany) and iconic celebrity birthdays you may want to remember (Michelle Obama and Elvis Presley to be exact).

So, keep this list on hand to have a head start on what's to come in the next 31 days.

Photo credit: g - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: g - Hearst Owned

Saturday, Jan. 1

  • Global Family Day

  • National Bloody Mary Day

  • National Hangover Day

  • New Year's Day

  • Polar Bear Plunge Day

  • Solemnity of Mary

Sunday, Jan. 2

  • Brew Monday

  • Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

  • National Buffet Day

  • National Science Fiction Day

Monday, Jan. 3

  • Festival of Sleep Day

  • International Mind-Body Wellness Day

  • JRR Tolkien Day

  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

  • National Thank God Its Monday Day

Tuesday, Jan. 4

  • National Spaghetti Day

  • National Trivia Day

Wednesday, Jan 5.

  • National Bird Day

  • National Keto Day

  • National Whipped Cream Day

Thursday, Jan. 6

  • Epiphany

  • National Bean Day

  • National Cuddle Up Day

  • Three Kings Day

Friday, Jan. 7

  • National Bobblehead Day

  • Old Rock Day

Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Earth's Rotation Day

  • Elvis Presley’s Birthday

  • National Bubble Bath Day

Sunday, Jan. 9

  • National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

  • National Word Nerd Day

Monday, Jan. 10

  • National Clean Your Desk Day

  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

  • National Fourth Graders Day

  • National Houseplant Appreciation Day

Tuesday, Jan. 11

  • National Hot Toddy Day

  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

  • National Milk Day

  • Paget’s Awareness Day

Wednesday, Jan. 12

  • National Pharmacist Day

  • National Youth Day

Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Korean American Day

  • National Gluten-Free Day

  • National Rubber Ducky Day

  • National Sticker Day

Friday, Jan. 14

  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day

  • National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Saturday, Jan. 15

  • Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday

  • National Bagel Day

  • National Hat Day

Sunday, Jan. 16

  • National Fig Newton Day

  • National Nothing Day

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Photo credit: Agence France Presse - Getty Images

Monday, Jan. 17

  • Blue Monday

  • Ditch New Year's Resolution Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Michelle Obama’s Birthday

  • National Hot Buttered Rum Day

Tuesday, Jan. 18

  • National Thesaurus Day

  • National Winnie the Pooh Day

Wednesday, Jan. 19

  • National Popcorn Day

Thursday, Jan. 20

  • Get to Know Your Customer Day

  • National Cheese Lover's Day

  • National DJ Day

  • National Penguin Day

Friday, Jan. 21

  • Museum Selfie Day

  • National Hugging Day

  • National Squirrel Appreciation Day

Saturday, Jan 22.

  • Celebration of Life Day

  • National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day

  • National Blonde Brownie Day

  • National Hot Sauce Day

Sunday, Jan. 23

  • National Handwriting Day

  • National Pie Day

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Photo credit: NelliSyr - Getty Images

Monday, Jan. 24

  • Community Manager Appreciation Day

  • Macintosh Computer Day

  • National Beer Can Appreciation Day

  • National Compliment Day

  • National Peanut Butter Day

Tuesday, Jan. 25

  • Burns Night

  • National Irish Coffee Day

  • Opposite Day

  • St. Dwynwen's Day

Wednesday, Jan. 26

  • Australia Day

  • National Green Juice Day

  • National Peanut Brittle Day

  • National Spouses Day

  • Indian Republic Day

Thursday, Jan. 27

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • National Chocolate Cake Day

Friday, Jan. 28

  • Data Privacy Day

  • National Blueberry Pancake Day

  • National Daisy Day

  • National Fun at Work Day

  • National Kazoo Day

  • National Lego Day

Saturday, Jan. 29

  • National Puzzle Day

Sunday, Jan. 30

  • National Croissant Day

Monday, Jan. 31

  • National Backward Day

  • National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

  • National Hot Chocolate Day

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