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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities happening in January 2024.
Happy New Year! January is the month when we celebrate a new year, Burn's Night, Martin Luther King Day and Winnie The Pooh Day.
Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an event organiser or just want to know what is going on this month, here are the key dates and events happening this January in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.
1st Jan 2024
Happy New Year! It's the first day of the year 2024, so it is time to look ahead to the new year. 1st January is a Bank Holiday in the UK and many countries across the world.
2nd Jan 2024
An unofficial holiday for Sci-Fi fans to celebrate, chosen because 2nd January was the birthday of Sci-Fi writer Isaac Asimov. Settle down with a sci-fi book, or watch your favourite sci-fi film today.
4th Jan 2024
A day to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.
5th Jan 2024
The twelfth day after Christmas and the official end of the the Christmas season, today is the day when you should have taken all your Christmas decorations down.
15th Jan 2024
A day for celebration of the life and work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King. In the US some workers are given the day off work and schools may close for the day.
16th Jan 2024
On a cold winter's day, why not snuggle up with a fun and educational wordsearch. A wordsearch will keep your brain active and can help to widen your vocabulary as well.
18th Jan 2024
Celebrated on author A. A. Milne's birthday, Winnie the Pooh Day celebrates the beloved honey-obsessed bear with readings and teddy bear's picnics.
21st Jan 2024
Red squirrels are native to the UK, but are under threat from invasive grey squirrels. Across the UK as a whole red squirrel numbers are declining and many conservation projects are monitoring and trying to reverse this decline.
24th Jan 2024
This UN day celebrates of the role of education in peace and development. The UN calls for free and compulsory elementary education, as well as stipulating that countries shall make higher education accessible to all.
25th Jan 2024
A celebration of the birthday of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns, celebrated with a Burn's Night Supper which includes many traditional Scottish dishes and reading of Burns' poetry.
25th Jan 2024
St Dwynwen's Day, or Dydd Santes Dwynwen is the Welsh St. Valentine's Day, as the saint was the Welsh patron saint of lovers, and the day is a special day dedicated to love in Wales.
26th Jan 2024
Australia Day is the national day of Australia which marks the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. A public holiday in Australia, it is celebrates the diversity of the Australian people with community and family events.
26th Jan 2024
This day is celebrated across India as the anniversary of the day that the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950.
26th Jan to 28th Jan 2024
Organised by the RSPB, just spend an hour watching the birds in your garden, from your balcony or in your local park, and tell them what you've seen.
27th Jan 2024
The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945. It remembers not only the victims of the holocaust but of all genocide.
27th Jan to 4th Feb 2024
A week for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.
28th Jan 2024
LEGO Day marks the date when Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, a Danish inventor, patented the original 2x4 LEGO brick. Celebrate by building a LEGO model - why not create something all your own?
31st Jan 2024
A day to raise awareness of the conservation issues of Zebras. Zebras are an endangered species which are at risk from habitat loss, hunting for their meat and competition with livestock.
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