Folk, Fact and Sayings about January
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1 January - New Years Day projectbritain.com
January - Christmas Card Recycling
January WH Smith will be collecting in their mainland stores and Tesco will be collecting in most stores.
4 January - World Braille Day
Louis Braille's Birth Date: 4 January 1809
An annual opportunity for blindness organizations to promote braille literacy, showcase their work and raise public awareness of blindness issues.
5 January - Twelfth Night
6 January - Epiphany (Christian) projectbritain.com
Celebrates the visit of the wise men (the magi) to the infant Jesus.
16 January - World Religion Day -
Annually the third Sunday in January. The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the establishment of interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the common denominators underlying all religions.
16 Jan - 30 January - Big Schools Garden Watch
The schools based version of the RSPB's long-running Big Garden Watch.
23 - 27 January - Cancertalk Week projectbritain.com
Focuses on the emotional and practical issues of the impact experienced by people living with cancer.
25 January - Burns Night
22 - 28 January - Farmhouse Breakfast Week
The campaign aims to highlight the importance of breakfast and the range and quality of regional breakfast produce available in the UK.
23 January - Chinese New Year 4710
This is the first day in the Year of the Dragon
The traditional Chinese lunar year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice. Chinese New Year celebrations last two weeks and end with Teng Chieh.
27 January - Holocaust Memorial Day
Holocaust Memorial Day is about commemorating and continuing to learn from the events of the Holocaust.
HMD is marked each year on 27 January – the anniversary of the date of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. projectbritain.com
27 January - RNLI SOS day
SOS day is the RNLI's national fundraising day.
28 - 29 January RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend
The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch is the world's biggest bird survey and
results help the RSPB to keep track of bird populations right across the UK.
Just watch and count the birds in your garden or local park for an hour and submit your results.
28 January - 4 February - National Storytelling Week
An annual event which aims to raise awareness of this ancient form of entertainment. Over 350 nationwide storytelling events and performances were organised this year for National Storytelling Week in Theatres, Book Shops, Libraries, Schools, Museums, Arts Centres, Storytelling Clubs, Retirement Homes and Pubs!