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HOLIDAYS: JANUARY 2009

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By Stephen Thomas

In China people celebrate a new year this week, one they refer to as the Year of the Ox.

In the United States a different celebration begins this week, culminating in a holiday only this country could conceive: Super Bowl Sunday,

It's east to celebrate the Super Bowl. Many people will host parties in conjunction with the event. You can even celebrate on the lighter side by getting your party supplies and just watching the game at home (especially the silly commercials).

My only advice for would-be Super Bowl party folks is order your pizzas early. Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day for pizza delivery companies, along with New Year's Eve.

That's the US New Year's Eve, not China's.

Please don't forget the many other designated holidays, festivals and events listed below. Note Thomas Crapper Day on the 27th.

Have fun for the rest of the month of January and look for a February list soon.

 

JANUARY 2009

MONTH:

Be On-Purpose

Birth Defects Prevention

Book Blitz

Blood Donor

Careers in Cosmetology

Celebration of Life

Cervical Health Awareness

Change Your Stars

Clean Up Your Computer

Creativity

Diet

Family Fit Lifestyle

Fiber Focus

Financial Wellness

Get Organized

Glaucoma Awareness

Hobby

Hot Tea

International Gourmet Coffee

Jump Out Of Bed

Lose Weight/Feel Great

Mail Order Gardening

Mentoring

New Year's Resolutions Month for Business

Oatmeal

Personal Self-Defense Awareness

Poverty in America Awareness

Prune Breakfast

Quality of Life

Radon Action

Reaching Your Potential

Resolve to Eat Breakfast

Skating

Soup

Thyroid Awareness

Volunteer Blood Donor

Walk Your Pet

Wayfinding

Wealth Mentality

Yours, Mine and Ours

 

 

WEEK:

1-7:

Diet Resolution

 

2-9:

"Someday We'll Laugh About This"

 

4-10:

New Year's Resolutions

Thank-Your-Customers

 

5-9:

Home Office Safety and Security

 

5-11:

Women's Self-Empowerment

 

11-17:

Cuckoo Dancing

International Printing

 

12-16:

National Pizza

 

18-23:

Fresh-Squeezed Juice

 

18-24:

Healthy Weight

Hunt for Happiness

 

18-25:

Week of Christian Unity

Meat

 

19-23:

Medical Group Practice

 

25-31:

Catholic Schools

National Nurse Anesthetists

 

26-30:

Take Back your Time

 

 

DAY

1(Th):

New Year's

Bonza Bottler

Tournament of Roses

Z-Day

 

2(F):

 

3(Sa):

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Drinking Straw

Fruitcake Toss

 

4(Su):

Appendectomy

Trivia

 

5(M):

National Bird

Thank God It's Monday!

Twelfth Night

 

6(Tu):

Bean

Bubble Bath

Epiphany (Three Kings, Twelfth Day, Twelfthtide)

Joan of Arc

Smith

 

7(W):

"I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore"

Old Rock

 

8(Th):

Elvis' Birthday

National English Toffee

NCAA Football Championship

 

9(F):

 

10(Sa):

Cut Your Energy Costs

Full (Wolf) Moon

Where's the Beef

 

11(Su):

 

12(M):

Clean-Off-Your-Desk

Family Communication

Organize Your Home

 

13(Tu):

 

14(W):

Ratification

 

15(Th):

First Super Bowl anniversary

Get to Know your Customer

Humanitarian

 

16(F):

Appreciate a Dragon

International Hot and Spicy

National Nothing

Prohibition

Religious Freedom

 

17(Sa):

Kid Inventors'

 

18(Su):

National Hat

Pooh

 

19(M):

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Popcorn

Robert E. Lee

 

20(Tu):

Aquarius

Buttercrunch

Inauguration

Penguin Awareness

Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks

World Religion

 

21(W):

National Hugging

Squirrel Appreciation

 

22(Th):

Blonde Brownie

Celebration of Life

Women's Healthy Weight

 

23(F):

National Handwriting

Pie

 

24(Sa):

Compliment

Global Belly Laugh

 

25(Su):

 

26(M):

Australia

Better Business Communication

Bubble Wrap Appreciation

Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox)

Peanut Brittle

Spouses

 

27(Tu):

Thomas Crapper

 

28(W):

Fun at Work

 

29(Th):

Carnation

Cornchip

Freethinker's

Ice Cream Cone

Puzzle

 

30(F):

Write to Congress

 

31(Sa):

Inspire Your Heart with the Arts

International Seed Swap Day of Action

National Backwards