17 Unique Holidays to Celebrate in January

by Liz Crider Huff Second Street

Monthly Holidays in January

Soup Month

  • Soup Recipe Contest
  • Which Kind of Soup Are You? Quiz
  • Win Soup for a Year Sweepstakes
  • Favorite Soup Photo Contest

Photo Contest for Soup Month

Creativity Month

  • Creative Kids Photo Contest
  • Show Your Talent Video Contest

Video Contest for Creativity Month

Daily Holidays in January

January 1

Bloody Mary Day

  • Best Bloody Mary in [City] Ballot
  • Drink Up: Bloody Mary Trivia Quiz
  • Bloody Mary Photo Contest

January 2

Weigh-In Day

Fitness Giveaway for Weigh-In Day

Science Fiction Day

  • Best Science Fiction Movies Ballot
  • Best Science Fiction Books Ballot
  • Sci-Fi Costume Photo Contest

January 4

Trivia Day

Trivia Quizzes for Trivia Day
Pop Music Chart Day

  • Best Pop Music of [Year] Ballot
  • Pop Music Concert Ticket Giveaway
  • How Well Do You Know [Pop Music Artist]?

Concert Giveaway for Pop Music Chart Day

January 8

Argyle Day

  • Best Argyle Clothing Photo Contest
  • History of Argyle Trivia Quiz

January 10

Houseplant Appreciation Day

  • Show Off Your Houseplants Photo Contest

Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Home Energy Quiz for Cut Energy Costs Day

January 14

Dress Up Your Pet Day

Photo Contest for Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 15

Hat Day

  • Hats Off: Hat Trivia Quiz
  • Show Us Your Hat Photo Contest
  • Best Hats Ballot
  • Which Type of Hat Are You? Quiz

January 19

Popcorn Day

  • Pop Quiz: Popcorn Trivia
  • Best Popcorn Topping Poll
  • Win a Year of Free Popcorn Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes for Popcorn Day

January 20

Cheese Lovers Day

  • Name That Cheese! Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Best Types of Cheese Poll
  • Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in [City] Bracket

January 22

Hot Sauce Day

  • Year of Hot Sauce Sweepstakes
  • Favorites Hot Sauce Poll
  • Which Type of Hot Sauce Are You? Quiz

Quiz for Hot Sauce Day

January 23

Pie Day

  • Which Type of Pie Are You? Quiz
  • Pie Photo & Recipe Contest
  • Favorite Types of Pie Poll

January 27

Chocolate Cake Day

  • Cutest Little Baker Photo Contest
  • How Big of a Chocolate Cake Lover Are You? Quiz
  • Best Chocolate Cake in [City] Ballot

Ballot for Chocolate Cake Day

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