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January Celebration & Event Days

Picture Book Explorers have developed a document with a list of January days along with ideas & links to activities (see bottom of page for document).

The days are:

1st – New Year’s Day – make resolutions, start a gratitude journal, review 2022

2nd – Science Fiction Day

3rd – JRR Tolkien Day, Festival of Sleep Day – Have a lie-in or play sleeping lions

4th - World Braille Day, World Trivia Day – official day to play Trivial Pursuits

5th – Drew Daywalt born 1970, Twelfth Night

6th – Epiphany

7th – First hot air balloon crossing of the English Channel 1785

8th – World Typing Day

9th – Houseplant Week begins

10th – Barbara Hepworth born 1903

11th – First public demonstration of telegraph message sent in morse code by Samuel Morse 1838

12th – National Trust Founded 1895, Charles Perrault born 1628

13th – Michael Bond born 1926

14th - International Kite Day

15th – World Religion Day

16th - Martin Luther King Jr Day

17th – Robert Scott reached the South Pole 1912

18th – Winnie-the-Pooh Day

19th – International Flower Day

20th – Penguin Awareness Day

21st – Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

22nd – Brian Wildsmith born 1930, Philippa Pearce born 1920, Chinese New Year of the Rabbit starts

23rd – Handwriting Day

24th – International Day of Education

25th – Burns Night

26th – Australia Day

27th – Big Birdwatch Weekend starts, Holocaust Memorial Day, Lewis Carroll born 1832

28th – International Lego Day, National Storytelling Week starts

29th – 1980 Rubik’s Cube debuted at toy fair in London

30th – National Croissant Day

31st – Franz Schubert born 1797, International Zebra Day

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