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Wacky, Offbeat, Silly, Funny January Theme Days & Holidays to Add Fun, Humor to Your Workplace

Here’s a list of some of the fun, wacky, offbeat, silly  holidays and theme days for the month of January, 2018. Celebrating these or recognizing these theme days is a very simple way to bring a little fun and humor into your workplace. For some ideas on how to make use of some of these fun holidays go to:  22 Ways to Celebrate Fun Holidays in Your Workplace

January 1

New Year’s Day

Polar Bear Plunge Day

Commitment Day

Copyright Law Day

Global Family Day

First Foot Day

Z Day

Ellis Island Day

January 2

Science Fiction Day

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

Motivation and Inspiration Day

Buffet Day

Personal Trainer Awareness Day

January 3

Drinking Straw Day

J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

January 4

Dimpled Chad Day

Pop Music Chart Day

Tom Thumb Day

Trivia Day

World Braille Day

World Hypnotism Day

January 5

Bird Day

Screenwriters Day

January 6

Fruitcake Toss Day

Three Kings Day

Technology Day

January 7

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

International Programmers Day

Harlem Globetrotters Day

Bobblehead Day!

January 8

Thanks God It’s Monday!

Show and Tell Day at Work

Clean Off Your Desk Day

Bubble Bath Day

English Toffee Day

Argyle Day

Earth’s Rotation Day

Weigh-in Day

War on Poverty Day

January 9

Poetry at Work Day

Balloon Ascension Day

Static Electricity Day

January 10

Cut Your Energy Costs Day

January 11

Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day

Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

Milk Day

January 12

Kiss a Ginger Day

Hot Tea Day

January 13

Sticker Day

Eagle Day

Public Radio Broadcasting Day

Make Your Dream Come True Day

Vision Board Day

January 14

Dress Up Your Pet Day

Organize Your Home Day

International Kite Day

January 15

Blue Monday

Humanitarian Day

January 16

Appreciate a Dragon Day

Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day

Nothing Day

Fig Newton Day

Religious Freedom Day

January 17

Cable Car Day

Bootleggers Day

Judgement Day

Kid Inventors Day

Popeye Day

January 18

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Bean Day

Winnie the Pooh Day

Thesaurus Day

January 19

Popcorn Day

Tin Can Day

January 20

Cheese Lovers Day

Disc Jockey Day

Camcorder Day

Penguin Awareness Day

January 21

Hugging Day

Celebration of Life Day

World Snow Day

January 22

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day


January 23

Handwriting Day

Pie Day

January 24

Belly Laugh Day

Compliment Day

Peanut Butter Day

Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day

Beer Can Day

International Mobile Phone Recycling Day

January 25

Thank Your Mentor Day

Opposite Day

A Room of One’s Own Day

Robert Burns Day

Irish Coffee Day

Macintosh Computer Day

January 26

Fun at Work Day

Dental Drill Appreciation Day

Australia Day

Big Wig Day

Peanut Brittle Day

January 27

Thomas Crapper Day

National Geographic Day

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

January 28

Kazoo Day

Rubber Duckie Day

Pediatrician Day

Thank a Plug-in Developer Day

Data Privacy Day

January 29

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Curmudgeons Day

Freethinkers Day

Puzzle Day

Seeing Eye Dog Day

January 30

Inane Answering Machine Message Day

Croissant Day

January 31

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Michael Kerr, Humor at Work, 2018.


  1. Comment by Marla Anderson

    I thought Pie Day was March 14 (3.14)?

  2. Comment by Mike Kerr

    Thanks for the note Marla – Yes, there is also “Pi Day” on March 14, that some people also tie into a Pie celebration. But in the U.S. there’s also National Pie Day on January 23rd!:

    Either way, it’s a great excuse to eat more pie!


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