Weird Holidays for January? Yep we have them!
January is the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. But when it comes to celebrating weird, wild & strange holidays, the weather just doesn't matter at all. Nope, weird holidays are celebrated winter, spring, summer and Fall. Now don't think America is the only place for weird holidays. No-sir-ree because weird holidays are celebrated world-wide! Below we list a few of our favorites. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day Now that's not so weird at all but the holiday that goes with it, is! Yep we call it First Foot Day
(January 1). First Foot Day marks the beginning of the New Year and is said to bring luck. Who dares enter your home first on New Year's Day? You have to read about this Holiday! It's traditional for many people and it's even traditional in my famiy too.
Coming of Age Day (成人の日, Seijin no Hi?)
"Coming of Age Day (second Monday) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include the coming of age ceremonies (成人式, seijin-shiki?) held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties amongst family and friends. After ceremonies, the young adults often gather in groups and go to parties or go out drinking."
(generally the first Monday after Twelfth Day (Epiphany), 6 January)
"The day traditionally saw the resumption of work after the Christmas period. In some areas, particularly in northern England and East Anglia, a plough was hauled from house to house in a procession, collecting money. They were often accompanied by musicians, an old woman or a boy dressed as an old woman, called the "Bessy", and a man in the role of the "fool". 'Plough Pudding' is a boiled suet pudding, containing meat and onions, it is from Norfolk and is eaten on Plough Monday."
A Burns supper
"Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems including "Auld Lang Syne," which is generally sung as a folk song at Hogmanay and other New Year celebrations around the world. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night (Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year. Burns suppers are most common in Scotland, but they occur wherever in the world there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or lovers of Burns' poetry." This holiday sounds boring but it's actually fun. You have to read more about it to get the whole tradition of the holiday. It's a bit involved.
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• Z Day - (Jan 1) - celebrate those persons whose surnames start with Z!
• Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day - (January 2)
• Man Watcher's Day - (January 8)
• Play God Day - (January 9) - we are encouraged to try and solve someones problem.
• Rubber Duckie Day - (Jan 13)
• Put Your Pets in People Clothes Day - (Jan 14) -
• Nothing Day - (January 16) - celebrated by doing absolutely nothing at all.
• Ditch New Years Resolutions Day - (January 17)
• Brew A Potion Day - Jan 19 - celebrates the knowledge & ability to brew positive potion
• Measure Your Feet Day - January 23
• Opposite Day - January 25) -
• Gone-ta-pott Day - Jan 28) - It's time to see the humor in a day that's gone to pott!
• Escape Day - January 30
• Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day -
• Punch the clock day - (January 27) -
• Backward Day - (January 31) -
Not So Weird but just as fun!
• Cuddle Up Day (January 6)
• Bubble Bath Day (January 8)
• Dance Day (January 9)
• Secret Pal Day (January 11)
• Whisper 'I Love You' Day (Jan-19)
• Penguin Awareness Day (Jan-20)
• Send a Hug Day (Jan-21)
• Compliment Day (Jan-27)
The perfect time to make a chocolate treat...
Celebrate the beauty of the daisies that symbolize
• Inspire your Heart with Art Day (Jan-31)