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Wacky days to celebrate in January
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Happy New Year!

Welcome to a brand new year and the first month of the Western calendar year: January.

Like all the months in our calendar, January has its origins in ancient Rome. January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology.
New Year's Day is perhaps the biggest and most well known of the month's celebrations, observed worldwide on January 1. But did you know that January also has some pretty wacky and weird celebrations? Read on to find out what this month has in store!

January 2 Science Fiction Day
Today is acclaimed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's official birthday, so of course, today is Science Fiction Day! Isaac Asimov is considered to be one of the fathers of modern-day science fiction and considered to be one of the most influential science fiction writers of all times. Why not read your favourite science fiction authors today or have a science fiction movie marathon?
Wacky days to celebrate in January
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January 3 Festival of Sleep Day
Take a break today by sleeping in, taking naps or just staying in bed the whole day long!
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January 6 Bean Day
Beans have been consumed by humans since ancient times. Today, there are 40,000 known varieties of beans around the world with only a few of these are cultivated for human consumption. Celebrate today by having beans for every meal: baked beans for breakfast, red beans and rice for lunch, and bean soup for dinner.

January 7 Old Rock Day
Today encourages people to acknowledge, celebrate, and learn more about old rocks and fossils. Pick up a book about fossils and learn how fossils tell us more about the Earth's past or visit your local natural history museum. Or why not take a walk in the park and collect interestingly shaped rocks?
Wacky days to celebrate in January
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January 11 Learn your name in Morse Code Day
Morse code is a way to transmit text through a series of signals. Each character or alphabet in a language is represented by a sequence of dots and dashes. First demonstrated on January 11, 1838, by Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse, Morse code soon became commonly used by the military and the aviation industry worldwide. Celebrate today by learning all you can about Morse Code and of course, by learning how to spell your name in Morse Code.

January 13 Clean off your desk day
Clean your desk, of course! Take a few hours to organize all the paperwork that has piled up over the last year and to purge your desk and workspace of things you have no use for anymore.
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January 15 Strawberry ice cream day
Celebrate the day with strawberry ice cream. Have strawberry ice cream for all your meals during the day.
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January 16 Nothing Day
The day is an "un-event", which means that it should not be seen as an event and that one should do nothing to promote it as such. So celebrate absolutely NOTHING today!

January 17 Ditch New Year's Resolution Day
Ditch all those resolutions you made on New Year's Day, relax and stop feeling guilty about breaking them. After all, resolutions are meant to be broken!
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January 18 Thesaurus Day
A thesaurus is a book that compiles words grouped by similarity of meaning. Roget's Thesaurus is one of the most widely used reference books in the English language around the world. It was first published in 1852 with 15,000 words. Since then, the book has never gone out of publication. Why not celebrate today by bringing out your thesaurus and carrying it with you the whole day, using it every time you want to speak with someone?

January 19 Popcorn Day
This one is easy. Eat lots of popcorn today!
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January 22 Answer Your Cat's Questions Day
Cats are very inquisitive by nature. Today is the 'purr-fect' day to hang out with your feline fur baby and try to find out all their burning questions. If they don't particularly want to interrogate you today, why not just spend time with your cat and let it know that you love them?
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January 25 Opposite Day
Celebrating Opposite Day is not an easy task - you'll have to do the opposite of everything you do on any normal day! So have dinner at breakfast and breakfast at dinner, or say right when you mean left and vice versa.

January 27 Chocolate Cake Day
Treat yourself to lots of chocolate cake today!
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January 29 Puzzle Day
Today honours puzzles of all stripes: jigsaws, riddles, science, math, mechanical, and word puzzles, and of course, real-life puzzles. So gather your family and friends today and get puzzling!

January 30 Croissant Day
Wake up and head straight to your favourite bakery to get a croissant for your breakfast today, because it is Croissant Day.
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January 31 Backwards Day
Celebrate the end of January by doing everything backwards today! Wear your outfit backwards and if you can, talk and write backwards; go to bed in the morning and start working in the evening; and why not say goodbye to people when you meet them, and hello when you depart?

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And there you have it: some weird and wacky holidays to celebrate in the new year!

Have an awesome January, everyone!

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I love your wacky days. I shall celebrate the 3rd but skip the 13th....
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