New Year's Day (Gregorian)* CLICK HERE
Establishment Day (Rebublic of China)
Liberation Day (Cuba)
Establishment of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
Independence Day (Haiti)
Independence Day of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Independence Day (Sudan)
Z-Day * (see below)
Independence Day (Cameroon)
Founding of Republic of China (Taiwan)
National Flag Day(Lithuania) * CLICK HERE
National Tree Planting Day (Tanzania) * CLICK HERE
Junkanoo (New Providence and Freeport - Bahamas)
The Eighth day of Christmas (Western Christianity)
Prayer Week Niue
St. Basil's Day
Universal Fraternity (Macau)
Mary, Mother of God (Vatican City State)
World Peace Day (Vatican City State)
Global Family Day (International)
Start of the Mali Mask Festival (Tireli, Mali) Throughout January
Betsy Ross's Birthday (b. 1752)
Ellis Island Day (Aniversary 1892)
Paul Revere's Birthday (USA) (b. 1735)
New Year's Dishonor List Day
Tournament of Roses Parade Day
The Rose Bowl
 (Pasadena, California) * CLICK HERE
Hogmanay,  Edinburgh, Scotland * CLICK HERE
First Foot Day * CLICK HERE
Last day of Kwanzaa
Mummer's Parade
Le Jour de l'An
(France) * CLICK HERE
National Bloody Mary Day * (see Drink of the Day)
The First Binary Day (1of 9) (0s and 1s)
Copyright Law Day
Euro Day
Global Family Day
Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day
Apple Gifting Day
The Eighth Day and Night of Christmas
(Western Christianity) * CLICK HERE
Final Day of Octave of Christmas * CLICK HERE
Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (Anglican and Episcopal churches)
Feast of the Circumcision (Old calendar - Roman Catholicism)
Holy Day of Obligation in many countries (Roman Catholicism)
Solemnity of Mary (New calendar)
Feast day of  Fulgentius of Ruspe
Feast day of Telemachus
* Z Day is a holiday that can be celebrated by letting all those poor unfortunate people with names that start with Z be first in line

Argile Day Translation Clay Day (French Republican) The 12th day of the Month of Nivose in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"In the New Year,
may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship,
but never in want."
  - Traditional Irish

- Alternative -
"May the best of this year be the worst of next."
- Traditional Irish

Drink of The Day

Bloody Mary
1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vodka
1/2 cup tomato juice
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Tabasco to taste
1 celery stick for garnish
1 lemon wedge for garnish

Combine the vodka, the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the Worcestershire sauce, the Tabasco, 1 cup ice cubes, and salt and pepper to taste, shake the mixture well, and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish the Bloody Mary with the celery stick and the lemon wedge.

-Alternative Version-
Bloody Mary
3 parts Vodka
6 parts Tomato juice
1 part Lemon juice
Add dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper into highball glass, then pour all ingredients into highball with ice cubes. Stir.
Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge
See 1/6 for Bloody Mary 2

-Alternative Drink-
Bull Shot
4.5 cl (3 parts) Vodka
9.0 cl (6 parts) Beef Bouillon or Beef Consomme
1.5 cl (1 part) Lemon juice
Optional: Salt, Pepper, Tabasco Sauce, Worcestershire sauce.

Wine of the Day

Schreiber-Zink 2009 Grauer Burgunder Kabinett Trocken

Beer of The Day

Marston’s Resolution

Joke of The Day

Heading into this New Year, I thought about the evils of drinking..
So I decided to give up thinking.

Quote of The Day

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other."
  - Anonymous

Whiskey of The Day

The Dalmore
12 Year Old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

-Alternative Whiskey-
Wild Turkey "101" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

January Observations

Apple and Apricots Month
Artichoke and Asparagus Month
Be Kind to Food Servers
Bread Machine Baking Month
California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month
Carnival Season (Starting January 6th)
Celebration of Life Month
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Cherry Blossom Festival in Okinawa, Japan, a very colorful festivals every January in Nago since 1928.
Coffee Gourmet International Month
Family Fit Lifestyle Month
Financial Wellness Month
First Binary Month (1of 3) (0s and 1s)
International Brain Teaser Month
International Change Your Stars Month
International Creativity Month
International New Years Resolutions Month for Businesses
International Quality of Life Month
International Wayfinding Month
International Wealth Mentality Month
National Bath Safety Month
National Be On-Purpose Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Mont
National Blood Donor Month
National Book Blitz Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Candy Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National Egg Month
National Get Organized Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Lose Weight, Feel Great Month
National Mail Order Gardening Month
National Meat Month
National Mentoring Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Polka Music Month
National Poverty in America Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Skating Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Soup Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
National Thank You Month
National Volunteer Blood Donor Mont
National Wheat Bread Month
Prune Breakfast Month
Resolve to Eat Breakfast Month
National Returns Month
Rising Star Month
Self-Love Month
Self-help Group Awareness Month
Shape Up US Month
Thaipusam - Festival of Faith in Batu Caves, Malaysia
Thyroid Awareness Month
Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Observances this Week

First Week   1st Week in January
Winterfest Week  1st Week in January
National Personal Trainer Awareness Week  1st Week in January
National Thank Your Customers Week  1st Week in January
Women's Self-Empowerment Week  1st Week in January
New Year's Resolutions Week 1st Week in January
Celebration of Life Week 1st Week in January
Diet Resolution Week 1st Week in January
Silent Record Week 1st Week in January
Christmas Week, December 25th through January 6th
Kwanzaa, December 26th through January 1st
The Twelve Days of Christmas, December 25th through January 6th
Christmas Bird Count Week,December 14th through February 5th
New Years Run,December 29th through January 1st

Historical Events on January 1st


Born on January 1st


Died on January 1st


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