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Daily Holidays - January 3

Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Just in case you haven’t indulged enough over the festive and new year periods, Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is an excuse to break open another box of cherry liqueurs and dig right in! The idea behind chocolate-covered cherries is incredible simple: chocolate is delicious. So are cherries. So one day someone said, “Why not combine the two and make something even better?” and the chocolate-covered cherry was born! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-covered-cherry-day/

Drinking Straw Day Can you imagine drinking a milkshake without a straw? Or how anyone would manage a juice box? How many soft drinks would you have spilled on yourself in dark movie theaters if it weren’t for straws? I think we can all agree drinking straws have changed our lives for the better enough to deserve their own holiday, and that’s exactly what Drinking Straw day is about: celebrating the invention and patenting of the (paraffin-covered) paper drinking straw! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drinking-straw-day/

Fruitcake Toss Day Let’s be honest: nobody really likes fruitcake, and nobody ever really eats it, either. Heavy, flavorless and always too sweet, fruitcake is one of our century’s biggest holiday jokes. So when Christmas is over, and you’ve taken the tinsel down, and thrown out the tree, what should you do with that old fruitcake that you’ve been using to prop open the door/to replace a missing limb/as a headrest? Fruitcake Toss Day has a “fruitful” answer (see what we did there?). The event, which is reported as having originated in Manitou Springs, Colorado, was created in order to help people get rid of unwanted fruitcake after Christmas. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fruitcake-toss-day/


Daily Holidays - January 2

National Cream Puff Day Although many of us may be unaware, cream puffs actually have their own special celebratory day. Yes, you have heard this correctly. Each and every year, these delectable pastries that we all adore are honoured by those who hold such delights in high esteem. So, what exactly are cream puffs and how have they come to be so popular in modern culture? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cream-puff-day/

55-MPH Speed Limit Day Maybe the speed limit id not 55 mph anymore, and that’s likely a good thing, as reducing it to this amount did not really do anyone a particular amount of good. Still, though, this could be the right day day to make a commitment that you will not exceed the speed limit, no matter the situation. The truth is that the speed limit is how much it is for a reason: driving faster could pose serious danger to both you and other drivers on the road. Also, take the time to educate your family and friends about the dangers of not paying attention to safety issues in the car. Make sure your children understand just how much a seat belt could help them in the case of an accident; that a seat belt could, in fact, save their life. Never let anyone who is even the least bit intoxicated drive, even if they’ve “only had one beer”. Make sure your close ones know that driving when physically tired is as dangerous as driving drunk, and that falling to sleep behind the wheel causes thousands of deaths per year. Also, make sure to emphasize how important it is to make sure your car is checked and services regularly and that all of the functions and devices in it responsible for your safety in case of an accident are working properly. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/55-mph-speed-limit-day/

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day Any cat owner will tell you that cats consider themselves to be far, far superior to us mere mortals. They most certainly feel entitled and deserving of all that life has to offer, so why not have a Happy Mew Year Day For Cats Day just for them? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/happy-mew-year-day-for-cats/

National Motivation and Inspiration Day It’s January 2nd, the beginning of a whole new year, and you’ve just gotten over your hangover—what time could possible be better to be motivated and inspired? You have a whole 365 days ahead of you, and now is the time to start making them count! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/motivation-and-inspiration-day/


Daily Holidays - January 1

Bloody Mary Day Bloody Mary Day celebrates the drinking of the Bloody Mary cocktail, which is described by some as the perfect hangover cure despite containing the very thing that made you hung over in the first place: alcohol! The Bloody Mary is most often made with vodka, tomato juice and some spices, served on the rocks with a celery stalk or a dill pickle. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/bloody-mary-day/

Copyright Law Day Let’s face it: copyright law doesn’t seem to be the most exciting thing to talk about. But it is much more necessary than some of us may realize: without it, we’d end up fighting and squabbling over who owns what, what constitutes fair usage, and spend all our time trying to defend our ideas and intellectual property. There are people who worked really hard to create all of things we enjoy in life, from the music we listen to, the books and magazines we read, to everything we watch on TV, to the computer programs our computers would be useless without, and it is our responsibility to give credit where credit is due. Copyright law is something we probably take for granted a lot of the time, or even pay no attention to at all, so Copyright Law Day is a good time to take a moment to consider what the world would be like if the law didn’t protect our rights to your ideas and things you produce. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/copyright-law-day/

Z Day People whose first or last name start with the letter Z must have it pretty rough—most processes, systems and organizations use alphabetical sorting as standard, meaning they are always last, not matter what the place or occasion. Could get a bit annoying after years and years, don’t you think?

New Years Day Probably one of the most recognized holidays around the world, New Year’s Day is observed January 1.

Celebrations will begin in the Pacific Ocean with Samoa celebrating the New Year before the rest of the world. The latest stroke of midnight will occur in the middle of the Pacific Ocean near Baker Island which is half way between Hawaii and Australia. http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day Strip down to your bathing suit, take a few steps over the snow and ice covering the ground, and hurl your body into ice-cold water. Sound like fun? Well, there are plenty of people who think it does, and these people get together to to this every year! Sometimes it’s for charity and sometimes it’s just for a challenge, but either way, thousands of people worldwide take to the icy winter waters every year. These swims are understandably called “Polar Bear Swims”, and they usually take place in the sea. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/polar-bear-swim-day/

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