Welcome a New Year: January 2022 Holidays and Observances

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! If that hurt your head, you might have celebrated a little too much.

When you’re feeling better, we have some great tools and ideas for making this your best year yet—like free downloads for your planner, tips on journaling for self-care and different ways to connect with your favorite people.

So let’s flip the calendar page, check out January holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re celebrating and connecting with this month. 

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Your Special Days in January  

Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, think about:


Time to stock up?

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New Year’s Day is January 1. 

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National Clean Off Your Desk Day is January 10.

January Holidays and Observances  

January All Month

National Braille Literacy Month 


January 1

New Year’s Day


January 6

Feast of the Epiphany 


Día de los Tres Reyes Magos/Three Kings Day (Christian)


January 8

National Vision Board Day

  • This is a day for creating a visual depiction of your goals to improve focus and boost your chances of success.
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National Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10.

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day is January 14.


January 9-15

Universal Letter Writing Week


January 9

Word Nerd Day


January 10

National Clean Off Your Desk Day


National Houseplant Appreciation Day

  • If you can keep them alive, you deserve to celebrate!
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is January 17.

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This day is meant to honor the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and community leader who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation.


January 14

Makar Sankranti (Hindu)

  • This is a festival to honor Lord Surya, the sun god. The celebration includes immersing oneself into the river to wash away sins, eating sweet treats and flying kites.


National Dress Up Your Pet Day


January 17

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


January 19

National Popcorn Day

  • Celebrate! Then floss.
  • Browse recipes


January 21

International Sweatpants Day

  • Also known as “Every day” if you work from home.


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National Handwriting Day is January 23.

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National Spouse’s Day is January 26.


January 23

National Handwriting Day

  • Write in a journal, write a love letter, write a story. Just don’t write on the bathroom walls, please. 
  • Learn about journaling for self-care.


January 24

National Compliment Day


January 26

National Spouse’s Day


January 27

Holocaust Memorial Day

  • A day to honor and remember members of the Jewish community and other victims who lost their lives to acts of genocide prior to and throughout World War II. By honoring their memory, we help ensure that it never happens again.

More Ideas for January  

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Your Family

If your family is all in for ringing in the new year together, you might find some of these ideas helpful for keeping the fun going.

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Make Journaling Part of Your 2022 Self-Care Plan

Writing is a great form of therapy and encourages your creative side. Check out these tips for making your journal even more meaningful.

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Update Your Address Book

As you flip the calendar to a new year, it’s the perfect time to get organized and make sure you have everybody’s correct contact information.

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Planning Your January Celebrations

Download this January celebration planner page to help you get organized in the new year. IT’S FREE!

Free downloadable January Digital Wallpapers  

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Give your phone and computer screens winter vibes with moody textures, cozy colors, and abstract goodness. Download your free January 2022 digital wallpapers below created by Andra K., a Hallmark Designer.