60 Holidays In January That Call For Celebration

60 Holidays In January That Call For Celebration

The partying doesn't have to stop on New Year's Day.
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January is the first month of the New Year and a chance to have a new beginning or make some life changes that you have been hesitant to make. While stepping into the new chapter of your life, it is time to venture into something that you might not have done before and that could be celebrating special and wacky holidays for the fun of it. Luckily the 60 holidays you can celebrate in January won't all break your New Year's resolutions which might have been to shed off those extra pounds.

January 1- New Year's Day and National Hangover Day

January 2- Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

January 3- Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, and Humiliation Day

January 4- National Spaghetti Day, Trivia Day

January 5- National bird day, Bean Day, Cuddle Up Day, and Feast of the Epiphany - Three Kings

January 7- Old Rock Day

January 8- Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day

January 9- Play God Day

January 10- Bittersweet Chocolate Day, Houseplant Appreciation Day, Peculiar People Day, and National Take The Stairs Day

January 11- Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day

January 12- National Pharmacist Day and Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

January 13- Make Your Dream Come True Day and International Skeptics Day

January 14- Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 15- National Hat Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

January 16- National Nothing Day and Appreciate a Dragon Day

January 18- Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

January 18- Winnie the Pooh Day, Thesaurus Day

January 19- National Tin Can Day, and National Popcorn Day

January 20- National Cheese Lover Day, Penguin Awareness Day, and National Buttercrunch Day

January 21- Squirrel Appreciation Day and National Hugging Day

January 22- National Blonde Brownie Day

January 23- National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, and Measure Your Feet Day

January 24- Beer Can Appreciation Day and Compliment Day

January 25- Opposite Day

January 26- Australia Day and Spouse's Day

January 27- Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day

January 28- National Kazoo Day, Data Privacy Day, and Fun at Work Day

January 29- National Cornchip Day, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and National Puzzle DAY

January 30- National Inane Answering Message Day

January 31- Inspire Your Heart with Art Day and Backward Day

If you are more into celebrating something for a month instead of just a day, don't you worry! January is National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and National Soup Month.

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Valentine's Day is Stupid, and I'll Stand By That

I am not going to pay more attention to heart-shaped lollipops than I am my assignments
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Sure, it might be fun to give or receive presents or eat lots of half-priced candy the day after, or do something big and grand to show someone you care. That’s not why this day is stupid.

February 14th is just a date for me. I don’t believe that we need a day to celebrate our loved ones when we should just be doing that every day.

I don’t believe I should be any more excited for Valentines’ Day than I am any other Wednesday, because I have classes to attend, things to do, and assignments to complete.

I have more going on this semester than I imagined I would, I’m overwhelmed, and I’m not going to be able to give anything the attention it deserves if I am more focused on finding heart-shaped lollipops and a cute outfit than I am about keeping my meteorology grade up.

I don’t have a significant other this Valentines’ Day, and I’m sure this article comes off super bitter and the classic “Well, she’d like Valentines’ Day if she had a boyfriend or girlfriend.”

Still no. I had an amazing Valentines’ last year. My boyfriend brought me food at my dorm, despite me being sick, and we watched movies and cuddled and had a very sweet evening together.

Even so, he was home by 9, because I still had work to do and he had a job to get to early the next morning. We had priorities that we put ahead of a long, complicated night of romance. We decided to celebrate when it worked for both of us, not because it was the so-called “Day of Love” that everyone else was celebrating on.

And I gave him whatever illness I had, so there was that unhappy fact (and I told him I was sick, so don’t think I’m crazy for letting him come over).

I don’t want to criticize people who are out celebrating AT ALL. I can appreciate all the cute things people do for each other and the idea that this is an elevation, a way of making things magnified and fun and a chance to do something special. I just think that, for the most part, the things people are doing for the holiday are essentially the same as they could do any day, and they don’t need to take the opportunity to make THIS day any more stressful and complicated than any other day.

My point is that I don’t think we need Valentines’ Day to tell us our love is valid. I don’t think we need this day to prove any point about us having a life or being able to make plans. I can celebrate Galentines with my friends anytime I want (and I did, February 9th, when nothing was super expensive for the holiday yet).

In fact, I’ll probably celebrate the day a few times. A few weekends. A few months, in little memories and the ordinary times I am sharing with the people around me.

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5 Things You Think If You're Single on Valentine's Day

I don't know the last time I went on a Valentine's Day date.
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Valentine's Day: the day that makes you feel the most loved but can also make you feel the most alone.

Even though your father sends you the most beautiful bouquet or your mom gives you your favorite chocolate, you still wish you had that special someone who you could have a night out with, but here you are. You're in for the night, watching your favorite romantic comedy and eating all the chocolate that your mom got you. However, you're not alone.

Plenty of people during this stupid day of Valentine's Day don't do or have anyone, and they're completely okay with it. You should be too, but if you love being bitter on the day of February 14th, then you're probably thinking these things:

1. Love is stupid



It's only stupid if you're not in love because if you were, you definitely wouldn't be having these thoughts.

2. I hate everyone

Why is everyone in love? Who made up this holiday? Why are people shoving their relationship in my face? I don't care how many years you've been dating.

3. I only need my dog/cat

They'll love you more than you'll know and that's the only type of positive relationship that you need.

4. Who needs a boyfriend when you have Barefoot wine?

It'll treat you better than any guy you've been with and will only leave you hurting for a day.

5. Hopefully, I'll have someone next year

Even if you don't want to admit it, having someone on next year's Valentine's Day would make you so much happier than drowning your tears in wine and chocolate.


Just remember all of us single people are in the same boat as yourself, and we'll get through this so-called "holiday" together.

P.S.: hope you enjoy this GIF of Nick Jonas


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