Oh holidays, those times during the year people can really take a step back from the troubles of life and celebrate something more meaningful. Well, that may be the case for some holidays, but others are a little different. Today, there is a holiday just about every day, with many days having more than one. While some of them may hold a certain significance, others are just downright crazy. In case you wanted to celebrate some of those, here are five strange holidays you can observe this January.

1. I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

Each January 7, people from around the world are called to unite in celebration of the plight of frustration. Whether it is from a boss, parent, significant other or just the establishment in general. I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day presents that rare opportunity to really stand up for yourself. So, go ahead and tell your boss you’re not going to work, or call out your parents for their BS. Just be prepared for the fallout if you do.

2. Fruitcake Toss Day

Occurring every first Saturday in January, this one might actually make some sense compared to these other strange holidays. The idea here is that during the holidays you got one or more of those disgusting fruit cakes. After the new year, you are able to get together as a community and throw those things away. In fact, some areas have organized events for this one, including contests on who can throw the farthest.

3. Static Electricity Day

This might be one of the laziest holidays ever thought of. It calls for people to play with static electricity. That’s it. Just grab a balloon and rub it against your arm hair or turn on one of those old televisions. It takes place each January 9.

4. Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

Falling on January 11 each year, this one might actually be a good bit of fun. Sit down and pull out that old Morse code and go about learning how to sound out your name. If you ever are trapped in some strange prison situation and need to tell the person in the cell next to you who you are, you’ll be able to communicate with this code. Overall though, it’s just one of those strange holidays that you wonder if anyone actually observes.

5. Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day

Everyone has heard of “talk like a pirate day” but who on earth came up with the idea people should talk like a grizzled prospector? Apparently, someone thought it was a good idea, because January 24 each year marks the celebration of this particular holiday. So, make sure to get out your old prospecting gear and be ready for a hoot an’ hollerin’ time.

Bonus: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

It wouldn’t seem right to have a list on Article Cats for January holidays without mentioning this one. Taking place every January 2, this holiday celebrates the New Year, but specifically for cats. Since they are far superior to humans in every way, it really makes sense to have a separate occasion to celebrate.

Bonus 2: Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

If you own a cat, you realize by now not only is your pet much smarter than you, but (s)he is also running the household. Of course, sometimes that cute little fur ball of yours seems to be asking a question. While you might ignore these questions on other days, January 22 of each year is the day you actually sit down and try to figure it out. If you don’t own a cat… what is wrong with you?


Are you celebrating any of these strange holidays this year? Are there any other days you think should be included on this list? Let us know in the comments below!



Joseph Macolino
Joseph Macolino
When Joseph is not writing for his Evorath fantasy series, he tries to spend time honing his physical prowess to one day become the Punisher. Most of the time, he just ends up perfecting the art of procrastination by watching Netflix, reading other good fantasy books, or playing some mindless game. Follow him at Evorath