Welcome a New Year: January 2023 Holidays and Observances
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)
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:
- Weddings and anniversaries
- New babies and showers
- New jobs, promotions and retirements
- Thank-you notes
- Special events
- People you’re thinking about or praying for
- Folks you’ve been meaning to get in touch with
- Friends who need some extra care
Time to stock up?
New Year’s Day is January 1.
National Clean Off Your Desk Day is January 9.
January Holidays and Observances
January All Month
National Braille Literacy Month
New Year’s Day
Feast of the Epiphany
Día de los Tres Reyes Magos/Three Kings Day (Christian)
National Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10.
National Dress Up Your Pet Day is January 14.
Universal Letter Writing Week
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
- Or maybe put it off until tomorrow…
- Ideas for keeping favorites
National Houseplant Appreciation Day
- If you can keep them alive, you deserve to celebrate!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is January 16.
Lunar New Year is January 22.
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
- Like you need a special day to put a funny hat on your pupper.
- Make costumes
- Browse pet products
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
National Popcorn Day
- Celebrate! Then floss.
- Browse recipes
National Cheese Lover’s Day
- Take a dairy pill and celebrate the cheesy goodness.
Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year
- Learn what this holiday means to several different Asian cultures.
- Get tips on what to write in a Lunar New Year card.
- Shop Lunar New Year cards.
National Handwriting Day is January 23.
National Spouse’s Day is January 26.
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.
National Compliment Day
National Spouse’s Day
- Celebrate that wonderful human you married and maybe kiss or something.
- Browse love letter ideas
- More ideas
- Shop love cards
- Browse love gifts and movies
International Holocaust Remembrance 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
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.
Make Journaling Part of Your 2023 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.
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.
January Celebration Planner
Download this January 2023 celebration planner page to help you get organized in the new year. IT’S FREE!
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