January awareness days

January Awareness Days

January Awareness Days 2019/2020 Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

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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Date January Awareness Days Acronym First Observed Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories January Awareness Day Facts/Trivia Social Media Hashtags
1 January New Year, New Year’s Day Countries using the Gregorian Calendar. Family occasion day, National Holiday in many countries New 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 January National Science Fiction Day 2012 US Sci-Fi fans, Hallmark Channel Literary day, Literary awareness day, Geek day Celebrates 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 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1977 Apple Computer Inc was incorporated
4 January World Braille Day 2013 worldwide WBU (World Blind Union) Literary day, Literary awareness day Commemorates the birth of Louis Braille and to recognize his efforts #WorldBrailleDay
5 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1933 construction of the Golden Gate Bridge started in San Francisco, USA.
6 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1912 New Mexico is the 47th US state admitted to the Union.
7 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1610 Galileo discovered three of Jupiter’s moons; Io, Europa and Ganymede.
8 January Earth’s Rotation Day 2015 online calendar websites Social media day, Fun day, Fake News day On 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 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 2007 Steve Jobs announces the original iPhone
10 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon (river in Italy) starting a civil war.
11 January National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2007 USA US Senate, UN Rights day, Rights awareness day Launched 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 January International Parity at Work Day 2017 UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka The Parity Pioneers Movement Rights day, Rights awareness day Raises awareness of ongoing inequality in the workplace with events to celebrate the strength of diversity at work. #ParityAtWork
11 January Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day USA, worldwide “Brownielocks” Fun day, Geek day Morse 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 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi begins final fast.
13 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1794 US Congress changes the US flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes.
14 January STI Day 2010 UK If you’re aware of a website or organization please add a comment. Health day, Health awareness day There 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 #STIDay2020 (change year) there’s also separate #STIQDay
15 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England.
16 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1914 Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia.
17 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1779 Captain James Cook’s made this last entry in the Discovery ship’s log.
18 January Winnie the Pooh Day worldwide AA Milne fans Literary day, Fan day, Social Media, Awareness day Celebrates 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 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1903 the first “Tour de France” cycle race was announced.
20 January Penguin Awareness Day worldwide online WWF (World Widelife Foundation) Wildlife day, Wildlife awareness day, Online day, Nature day, Social Media, Awareness day A 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 January National Hug Day / National Hugging Day / World Hug Day 1986 USA, Australia, Canada, England, Germany (Weltknuddeltag), Poland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Guam, Georgia, Russia Kevin Zaborney, The Hug Mob, THA (The Hug Alliance) Lifestyle day, Health day, Family day Dreamed 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 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1788 Lord Byron, a famous English politician, poet and leading figure in the Romantic art movement was born.
23 January National Handwriting Day 1977 USA, UK WIMA Writing (Instrument Manufacturers Association), NHA (National Handwriting Association) Literacy day, History day WIMA 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 January National Pie Day 1986 USA APC (American Pie Council) Food day, Food awareness day American 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 January Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day USA Moebius Syndrome Foundation Health day, Health awareness day Celebrated 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 January Burns Night 1796 Scotland and celebrated worldwide Party occasion, Cultural day, Cultural awareness day Honours Robert Burns, Scotland’s famous poet, on his birthday with a Burns Supper which includes recitals, whisky and a haggis dinner.
26 January International Customs Day 2010 worldwide WCO (World Customs Organization) Global trade awareness day Commemorates the 1953 inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) held in Brussels, Belgium attended by 17 European countries. #InternationalCustomsDay
27 January International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2005 worldwide UN, The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme War and Peace, Remembrance day Commemorates all holocaust victims including Jews, mentally and physically disabled people and homosexual men by the Nazis. #HRD2020 (change year) #HolocaustRemembranceDay
27 January Family Literacy Day 1999 Canada ABC Life Literacy Canada Family day, Literacy day, Literacy awareness day Raises awareness of the importance of reading and literacy activities within families. #FamilyLiteracyDay
28 January Data Privacy Day / Data Protection Day 2007 worldwide USA, Council of Europe Rights day, Privacy awareness day Promote best practices for data protection and privacy. #PrivacyAware
29 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1886 Carl Benz, a German inventor, patents the first gasoline-driven car.
30 January No verified international January awareness days today. On this day in 1969 The Beatles give their last public performance from the rooftop of Apple Corps building on Savile Row, London, England.
31 January International Street Children’s Day 2011 Consortium for Street Children Childrens day, Children awareness day The 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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