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January 31, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 31

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day Inspire Your Heart With Art Day sounds straightforward enough. Go to a gallery, theatre, cinema, or music venue, and soak up the art. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/inspire-your-heart-with-art-day/

Backward Day Shake up the day-to-day humdrum with Backward Day! Try walking backwards, talking backwards, and doing everything the wrong way round. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/backward-day/

January 30, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 30

National Croissant Day The legend of how the croissant came to be is that in 1683, the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. The Turks made several attempts to conquer the city by force, but were unsuccessful, so decided to try underground tunnels. The bakers of Vienna, who worked in the basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the cities army. For their vigilance, the bakers received high honors and thanks for their assistance in outwitting the Turks. In celebration, they baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon—the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. After the Turks were defeated, it became custom to serve morning coffee with the crescent-shaped pastry! The legend continues to say that over a hundred years later, Marie Antoinette introduced the pastry to the French who dubbed it a “croissant”. Celebrate Croissant Day in style by eating an abundance of this tasty treat! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/croissant-day/

Inane Answering Message Day Answering messages tend to be a little dull, ranging from mobile network defaults, to the classic, “Sorry, John’s not here right now… please leave a message after the tone”. Liven things up on Inane Answering Message Day by getting creative, funny or silly with your message! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/inane-answering-message-day/

January 29, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 29

Curmudgeons Day Curmudgeons Day is one of those holidays most people find hard to believe is real. There’s no need to worry, though, because you don’t have to be grumpy to celebrate it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/curmudgeons-day/

Freethinkers Day Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a prominent thinker whose work and publications promoting a philosophy of Enlightenment heavily influenced the course of the American and French revolutions. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/freethinkers-day/

National Puzzle Day With the advent of digital entertainment, the common puzzle may be falling by the wayside. Puzzle Day is your chance to go back to basics; do a jigsaw, solve a crossword or buy a Rubik’s Cube and frustrate your friends! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/puzzle-day/

Corn Chip Day Corn chips are a snack food made by frying or baking cornmeal into bite-sized pieces, sold in a bag and eaten either alone or with a dip. Though it’s origins are unclear, Corn Chip Day celebrates this popular snack and the many ways of enjoying it. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cornchip-day/

January 28, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 28

National Blueberry
 Pancake Day Who doesn’t love waking up to a fresh plate of blueberry pancakes, or even indulging in them for dessert? They truly are a good of the Gods, and they are so universally loved that they even have their own day! That’s right, Blueberry Pancake Day is a thing. One day of every year you can celebrate the sacred blueberry pancake and give it the love and respect it deserves. Select diners and restaurants participate in the day, serving up extra special, and – of course – extra big, stacks of pancakes oozing with delicious blueberries all day long. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/blueberry-pancake-day/

Data Privacy Day How much information about you is freely available to strangers? How much access do you grant social networks to your likes, hobbies and personal information? Data Privacy Day encourages you to ask these kinds of questions, and to look after, value and protect your privacy. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/data-privacy-day/

National Kazoo Day Kazoo Day celebrates the noble history of the buzzing distinctive music that comes only from the fantastic Kazoo! This is a sound that’s well known to students of all ages, and it has a truly unique sound. If you love the sound of this buzzing little pipe of madness, Kazoo Day is your opportunity to celebrate it! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kazoo-day/


January 27, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 27


Chocolate Cake Day Sticky, gooey, creamy chocolate. Soft, moist and delicious cake. Put them together, and celebrate Chocolate Cake Day! From chocolate cream buns to a whopping great gateaux, today is the day to indulge! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-cake-day/

January 26, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 26

Spouse’s Day is dedicated to recognising spouses of everywhere; from being thankful for fulfilment and security of a long-term relationship, to the boost to morale and well-being provided by spouses of those in the military.

National Peanut Brittle Day Everyone loves a bit of Peanut Brittle, and the sweet treat, which dates back to the 19th century, has become so nationally adored that it has joined the legion of foods with their very own day. Celebrate the peanut based candy on Peanut Brittle Day by picking up a few bars from your local store or even attempting to make some yourself. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peanut-brittle-day/

Australia day is celebrated annually on January 26th, as that marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at New South Wales as well as the raising of the flag of Great Britain at that location. In present-day Australia, however, celebrations focus much less on the arrival of the aforementioned ships, and instead concentrate more on the diverse society and landscape of the nation. Many community and family events are organised, as well as various celebrations welcoming new immigrants. Australia is a relatively young country, as federation occurred just over 100 years ago in 1901, so it was not until 1935 that Australia Day was actually celebrated. Due to the rapid decline of the indigenous population after the arrival of British ships on Australia’s shores, some prefer to call this holiday “Invasion Day” as a way of remembering the many that died from various diseases in the 18th and 19th centuries. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/australia-day/

January 25, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 25

National Irish Coffee Day 1942 proved a fortuitous year for transatlantic travellers wearied by the cold and damp conditions of an Irish winter. Thanks to the innovative imagination of bartender Joe Sheridan, they were soon to have their cockles delightfully warmed by an almost decadent blend of fine Irish whiskey with the irresistible taste and aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Combined with the subtle sweetness of brown sugar and sipped through the luxurious density of whipped cream, it was a recipe that would become a global hit that needed no specific weather conditions to be enjoyed. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/irish-coffee-day/

A Room of One's Own Day Woolf’s 1928 essay ‘A Room of One’s Own’ was surely the inspiration behind A Room Of One’s Own Day. While the essay itself was focused on the subject of women’s access to education, in these more enlightened times we can probably relax the rules a little and make it a day purely for ourselves. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/a-room-of-ones-own-day/

Opposite Day Don’t celebrate Opposite Day by not doing everything the right way around. Behave exactly as you wouldn’t on a normal day, and undertake tasks in a straight-forward, back-to-front manner. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/opposite-day/

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day There’s nothing quite as fun as popping bubble wrap bubbles. Whether you’re unpacking a parcel, playing virtual bubble wrap games online, or have gone out to buy bubble wrap especially, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is the day to indulge and get popping!

January 24, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 24

National Peanut Butter Day Who doesn’t love peanut butter? So let’s celebrate Peanut Butter Day. This auspicious occasion was created many years ago, to allow peanut butter lovers to celebrate the creation of this wonderful food. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peanut-butter-day/

Belly Laugh Day is a day for having a good chuckle at anything at all. Did you know that laughter has been know to causes the tissue lining our blood vessels to expand increase blood flow? This in turn makes you feel more positive, boosts your immune systems and generally just makes us feel happier! Even just looking forward to something in advance has similar positive effects as the act itself! It reduces stress and increases chemicals that help relaxation. Let’s get people laughing anywhere and everywhere! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/belly-laugh-day/

Beer Can Day Beer has only been sold in cans since 1935, and what a revolutionary moment that was. Celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day responsibly, and consider how different our world might be if you couldn’t get beer in cans! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/beer-can-appreciation-day/

Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day “Well hooooooo-wee! Ah reckon we’ve found ourselves some bona fide golden nuggets right here in this ol’ mound o’ grit! Yessiree, Momma’s gonna be marty proud when she discov’rs we can afford fresh beans ‘n’ biscuits for the winnertarm, an’ there’s gonna be three more weeks uvvit if mah old aching knee is t’be rckoned with.” https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/talk-like-a-grizzled-prospector-day/

January 23, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 23

National Pie Day Everybody loves pie, arguably one of the greatest and most versatile food structures known to mankind. Sweet, savoury, filled with gravy or sauce, pies come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Why not celebrate this Pie Day by making a pie from scratch, using your favourite fillings? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pie-day/

National Handwriting Day When the hand-written letter, note or document is fast becoming a thing of the past, the art of elegant (or even legible) handwriting may well be under threat. Handwriting Day encourages you put pen to paper, and to practice your handwriting. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/handwriting-day/

Measure Your Feet Day having a day dedicated to feet seems like a bizarre concept, but surprisingly, one does exist. Measure Your Feet Day is a holiday with a difference, and one where you have the opportunity to give your feet a little more attention! People rarely think about their feet, but they are a vital part of our everyday lives and require as much care as any other part of our bodies. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/measure-your-feet-day/

January 22, 2016

Daily Holidays - January 22

National Blonde Brownie Day This unofficial national holiday recognizes blonde brownies, frequently referred to as blondies.
Blonde brownies are similar to the traditional brownies known to all. In place of cocoa, brown sugar is used, giving it a sweet tooth-satisfying molasses flavor! http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-blonde-brownie-day-january-22/

Answer Your Cat's Questions Day If you’re a cat person, you’ll no doubt wonder what your cat is thinking from time to time. What unsolved mysteries does your tabby ponder, hmm? Answers Your Cat’s Questions Day is a chance to find out, and to answer some of the big questions. Take some time and attempt to work out what questions your cat is asking, and make a concerted effort to fill in the blanks. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/answer-your-cats-questions-day/

Celebration Of Life Day is when we take a step back and truly appreciate our children and grandchildren. Granted, some may do this on an everyday basis, but it’s an opportunity to look at our young ones’ lives from a different angle, think about what it is that makes them truly special, and of course, to lavish treats upon them if we so wish, be it an ice cream or a trip to Disneyland. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/celebration-of-life-day/


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