We all know January as the start to another wonderful year. It’s a month full of excitement and hope; people get to reflect on the previous year, make new resolutions for themselves, and start a bucket list of activities they’ve been meaning to try!
What you probably didn’t know is that January is actually jam-packed with fun (and sometimes unique or unusual) holidays, which means there’s only so much more to celebrate! If you’re wondering how you can celebrate the first of many exciting months, here’s a few of our favorite fun holidays that take place in the month of January.
January 1st: National Hangover Day
Who said New Year’s Day couldn’t be a joint holiday? We’re starting the new year off right with National Hangover Day, and it’s only fitting that it falls on this particular day. December 31st, New Year’s Eve, usually calls for some serious partying and maybe one too many glasses of champagne, which can leave you waking up the following morning feeling…well, not 100%.
This holiday began back in 2015, at a restaurant in Bentonville, Arkansas. A discussion about national holidays spurred into suggestions being made about adding a new holiday, and the founders, Keegan Calligar and Marlo Anderson, declared that January 1st should be National Hangover Day. Now, people celebrate by drinking to their heart’s desire the night before and curing their hangover on the day of.
January 10th: National Houseplant Appreciation Day
Following all the initial festivities of the new year, you’ll find that National Houseplant Appreciation Day also exists in the national holiday calendar. Although we should always appreciate our indoor plants for freshening up our homes, this day is showing some extra love to our wonderful potted friends.
How you can celebrate this holiday is buy adding to your growing plants family. Go to a local nursery, pick out a plant with lots of personality, take it home, and decorate your newest greens with some beads and small ornaments!
January 14th: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Let’s face it – we all love our pets. They’re the furry (or sometimes scaly) companions we need in our lives, and we always want to make sure our pets are all pampered up every once in a while. That’s why National Dress Up Your Pet Day exists. On January 14th, you finally have an excuse to make your furry friend the most stylish one around town!
Once you’re done playing dress-up, show your pet off to the world by posting their outfit online under the hashtag #DressUpYourPetDay!
January 20th: National Cheese Lover’s Day
It’s about to be a “gouda” day. On January 20th, cheese lovers can rejoice because this holiday was made for them – literally! You can celebrate by trying all kinds of cheese and pairing it with wine. If you’re feeling up to sharing your love for cheese, you can host a fondue party with some of your best friends. You’d be surprised by how many things go well with cheese.
January 24th: National Compliment Day
Got a co-worker who has the best taste in shoes or a friend who’s been feeling a bit down in the dumps lately? Spread some positivity during National Compliment Day! On January 24th, you can finally let people know just how much you love those heels they wore in the office the other day or how much you appreciate them being in your life. You can even spread the love to a complete stranger!
This holiday began in 1998, when Kathy Chamberlin and Debby Hoffman decided that more compliments should be given to people who deserve it. Now, people have celebrated National Compliment Day by spreading love and good vibes!
January 25th: National Fun at Work Day
Work isn’t always the best time of day for everyone, but on January 25th, everyone can have fun in the office! Workspaces across the nation can host fun events for the employees, like an in-office happy hour.
National Fun at Work Day is meant to promote office positivity and encourage coworkers to bond. Holidays like this help establish a happy work environment, which will only motivate employees to work harder after playing hard.
With all these holidays coming up in January, you’ll definitely have more to look forward to than counting down the seconds to midnight! And what better way to start off the new year than all of these fun-filled holidays to make the days just breeze by?
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