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January Awareness Days

January Awareness Days 2019 Worldwide List

Our January awareness days list of worldwide international awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not social media hype or fake news. We’ve included all the fixed January international awareness days we could find including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of a international fixed January awareness day that isn’t on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all January awareness days.

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DateJanuary Awareness DaysAcronymFirst ObservedWhere?Founder / OrganizationsFilter Tags / CategoriesJanuary Awareness Day Key FactsSocial Media Hashtags
1 JanuaryNew Year, New Year’s Daycountries using the Gregorian CalendarFamily occasion day, National Holiday in many countriesNew Years day is a national holiday in most countries which use the Gregorian calendar and often involves hangover remedies, family meals, TV and a walk. 1st January is not a national holiday in Israel, India, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia etc.#NewYearsDay
2 JanuaryNational Science Fiction Day2012USSci-Fi fans, Hallmark ChannelLiterary day, Literary awareness day, Geek dayCelebrates the official birthday of Isaac Asimov who wrote the Three Laws of Robotics and has written hundreds of popular sci-fi books.#ScienceFictionDay #NationalScienceFictionDay #SciFiDay
3 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1977 Apple Computer Inc was incorporated
4 JanuaryWorld Braille Day2013worldwideWBU (World Blind Union)Literary day, Literary awareness dayCommemorates the birth of Louis Braille and to recognize his efforts#WorldBrailleDay
5 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1933 construction of the Golden Gate Bridge started in San Francisco, USA.
6 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1912 New Mexico is the 47th US state admitted to the Union.
7 JanuaryNo verified international January awareness daysOn this day in 1610 Galileo discovered three of Jupiter’s moons; Io, Europa and Ganymede.
8 JanuaryEarth’s Rotation Day2015onlinecalendar websitesSocial media day, Fun day, Fake News dayOn this day in 1851 Léon Foucault, a French physicist, first swung “Foucault’s Pendulum” in his cellar. The actual date could have been on the 6th, 7th or 8th January 1851. ADDucation believes Earth’s Rotation Day is an online social media fun day.#EarthRotationDay
9 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 2007 Steve Jobs announces the original iPhone
10 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon (river in Italy) starting a civil war.
11 JanuaryNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day2007USAUS Senate, UNRights day, Rights awareness dayLaunched by the US Senate to raise awareness and combat human trafficking and slavery. More people, mainly women and children, are enslaved than at any time in human history. Think child soldiers, sex slaves and migrant workers.#HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay
11 JanuaryInternational Parity at Work Day2017UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Sri LankaThe Parity Pioneers MovementRights day, Rights awareness dayRaises awareness of ongoing inequality in the workplace with events to celebrate the strength of diversity at work.#ParityAtWork
11 JanuaryLearn Your Name in Morse Code DayUSA, worldwide“Brownielocks”Fun day, Geek dayMorse code is a way to communicate using dots and dashes. Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Lewis Vail performed the first public demonstration of the electric telegraph on this day in 1838. Participate by learning your name in Morse code.#NationalLearnYourMorseCodeDay
12 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi begins final fast.
13 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1794 US Congress changes the US flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes.
14 JanuarySTI Day2010UKIf you’re aware of a website or organisation please add a comment.Health day, Health awareness dayThere are social media campaigns promoting this online calendar day. STI Day is held 2 weeks into each New Year which marks the time after which most common STIs can be tested. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and think about their sexual health.#STIDay (or add year:) #STIDay2019 there’s also separate #STIQDay
15 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England.
16 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1914 Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia.
17 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1779 Captain James Cook’s made this last entry in the Discovery ship’s log.
18 JanuaryWinne the Pooh DayworldwideAA Milne fansLiterary day, Fan day, Social Media, Awareness dayCelebrates the birthday of English author Alan Alexander “AA” Milne who was born on 18th January 1882. He bought Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore to life for his son Christopher Robin who also featured in his stories.#WinnieThePoohDay
19 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1903 the first “Tour de France” cycle race was announced.
20 JanuaryPenguin Awareness Dayworldwide onlineWWF (World Widelife Foundation)Wildlife day, Wildlife awareness day, Online day, Nature day, Social Media, Awareness dayA day to campaign on behalf of penguins. Eight (of 18 species) of penguins live in the Antarctic and these charismatic birds are struggling with the impact of climate change. Adopt a penguin through the WWF. See also World Penguin Day on 25th April.#PenguinAwarenessDay
21 JanuaryNational Hug Day / National Hugging Day / World Hug Day1986USA, Australia, Canada, England, Germany (Weltknuddeltag), Poland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Guam, Georgia, RussiaKevin Zaborney, The Hug Mob, THA (The Hug Alliance)Lifestyle day, Health day, Family dayDreamed up by Kevin Zaborney to encourage everyone to hug friends and family more often. Hugs are scientifically shown to make us happier and relieve stress. Hugs show you care without the need for words. Celebrate with a Hug-athon (always ask first).#NationalHuggingDay #NationalHugDay #WorldHugDay
22 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1788 Lord Byron, a famous English politician, poet and leading figure in the Romantic art movement was born.
23 JanuaryNational Handwriting Day1977USA, UKWIMA Writing (Instrument Manufacturers Association), NHA (National Handwriting Association)Literacy day, History dayWIMA sponsors National Handwriting Day which celebrates on John Hancock’s birthday. John was the first to sign the USA Declaration of Independence with his impressive signature. Celebrate by writing a handwritten note, journal entry, letter or poem using a pen or pencil.#NationalHandwritingDay
23 JanuaryNational Pie Day1986USAAPC (American Pie Council)Food day, Food awareness dayAmerican author, nuclear engineer and brewer Charlie Papazian created National Pie Day in the mid 1970s to celebrate pies on 23rd January, his birthday. Since 1986 National Pie Day has been sponsored by the American Pie Council.
24 JanuaryMoebius Syndrome Awareness DayUSAMoebius Syndrome FoundationHealth day, Health awareness dayCelebrated on the birthday of Professor Paul Julius Moebius who first diagnosed the condition in 1888. Moebius syndrome affects the cranial nerves which control facial expressions.
25 JanuaryBurns Night1796Scotland and celebrated worldwideParty occasion, Cultural day, Cultural awareness dayHonours Robert Burns, Scotland’s famous poet, on his birthday with a Burns Supper which includes recitals, whisky and a haggis dinner.
26 JanuaryInternational Customs Day2010worldwideWCO (World Customs Organization)Global trade awareness dayCommemorates the 1953 inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) held in Brussels, Belgium attended by 17 European countries.#InternationalCustomsDay
27 JanuaryInternational Holocaust Remembrance Day2005worldwideUN, The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach ProgrammeWar and Peace, Remembrance dayCommemorates all holocaust victims including Jews, mentally and physically disabled people and homosexual men by the Nazis.#HRD2019 (change year) #HolocaustRemembranceDay
27 JanuaryFamily Literacy Day1999CanadaABC Life Literacy CanadaFamily day, Literacy day, Literacy awareness dayRaises awareness of the importance of reading and literacy activities within families.#FamilyLiteracyDay
28 JanuaryData Privacy Day / Data Protection Day2007worldwideUSA, Council of EuropeRights day, Privacy awareness dayPromote best practices for data protection and privacy.#PrivacyAware
29 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1886 Carl Benz, a German inventor, patents the first gasoline-driven car.
30 JanuaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1969 The Beatles give their last public performance from the rooftop of Apple Corps building on Savile Row, London, England.
31 JanuaryInternational Street Children’s Day2011Consortium for Street ChildrenChildrens day, Children awareness dayThe first event was held in London 2011 to raise awareness of the millions of street children and their champions around the world.#StreetChildren
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