Are you a small business owner or marketer?
Looking for holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?
Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of holidays, observances, and special dates for January 2022.
The list includes more than 180 different holidays and observances to celebrate in January.
Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts
Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.
Holiday posts were easy to create and they always received more “likes” than any other post.
Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy New Year will give it a “like.”
For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement, but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.
When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using.
That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source) Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.
Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.
For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement.
Holiday Hashtags for Social Media
When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.
Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.
To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.
Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.
Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media.
However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post.
If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays.
Now that you know those helpful tips let’s jump into the list of Holidays.
List of January 2022 Holidays
In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.
Scroll down to view all 180+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.
January 2022 Public Holidays
This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
|January 1||New Year’s Day||#NewYearsDay||Worldwide|
|January 2||2nd January||#NewYear||Scotland|
|January 5||Devonport Cup||#DevonportCup||Tasmania|
|January 17||Martin Luther King Jr. Day||#MLKDay||United States|
|January 25||Burns Night||#BurnsNight||Scotland|
|January 26||Australia Day||#AustraliaDay||Australia|
January 2022 Religious Holidays
|January 7||Orthodox Christmas Day||#OrthodoxChristmas||Orthodox|
|January 14||Orthodox New Year||#OrthodoxNewYear||Orthodox|
|January 17||Tu B’Shevat||#NewYearForTrees||Jewish|
January 2022 Monthly Observances
|Cervical Health Awareness Month|
|International Change Your Stars Month|
|National Bath Safety Month|
|National Black Diamond Month|
|National Blood Donor Month|
|National Braille Literacy Month|
|National Codependency Awareness|
|National Hobby Month|
|National Hot Tea Month|
|National Mentoring Month|
|National Menudo Month|
|National Oatmeal Month|
|National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month|
|National Slow Cooking Month|
|National Soup Month|
|National Stalking Awareness|
|National Sunday Supper Month|
|National Volunteer Blood Donor|
|Thyroid Awareness Month|
|Train Your Dog Month|
|Unchain A Dog Month|
|Walk Your Pet Month|
January 2022 Weekly Observances
|January 1 – 7||Celebration of Life Week|
|January 1 – 7||Diet Resolution Week|
|January 1 – 7||New Year’s Resolutions Week|
|January 1 – 7||Silent Record Week|
|January 9 – 15||Home Office Safety and Security Week|
|January 9 – 15||National Mocktail Week|
|January 9 – 15||Universal Letter Writing Week|
|January 11 – 17||Cuckoo Dancing Week|
|January 15 – 23||International Snowmobile Safety Week|
|January 16 – 22||Healthy Weight Week|
|January 16 – 22||Hunt for Happiness Week|
|January 16 – 22||National Activity Professionals Week|
|January 16 – 22||National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week|
|January 17 – 21||No Name-Calling Week|
|January 17 – 23||Sugar Awareness Week|
|January 18 – 21||International Hoof Care Week|
|January 18 – 25||International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity|
|January 22 – 23||Bald Eagle Appreciation Days|
|January 22 – 29||National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week|
|January 22 – 29||National School Choice Week|
|January 23 – 30||Meat Week|
|January 24 – 28||National Medical Group Practice Week|
|January 24 – 28||Tax Identity Theft Week|
|January 30 – February 5||Catholic Schools Week|
January 2022 Daily Observances
|January 1||Global Family Day||#GlobalFamilyDay|
|January 1||National Bloody Mary Day||#NationalBloodyMaryDay|
|January 1||National Hangover Day||#NationalHangOverDay|
|January 1||New Years Day||#NewYearsDay|
|January 1||Polar Bear Plunge Day||#PolarPlunge|
|January 1||St. Basil’s Day||#SaintBasilsDay|
|January 1||World Day of Peace||#WorldDayOfPeace|
|January 2||National Buffet Day||#NationalBuffetDay|
|January 2||National Cream Puff Day||#NationalCreamPuffDay|
|January 2||National Personal Trainer Awareness Day||#PersonalTrainerAwarenessDay|
|January 2||National Science Fiction Day||#ScienceFictionDay|
|January 2||World Introvert Day||#Introvert|
|January 3||Festival of Sleep Day||#FestivalOfSleepDay|
|January 3||National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day||#ChocolateCoveredCherryDay|
|January 3||National Drinking Straw Day||#DrinkingStrawDay|
|January 3||National Fruitcake Toss Day||#FruitcakeTossDay|
|January 3||National Thank God It’s Monday Day||#ThankGodItsMondayDay|
|January 4||National Spaghetti Day||#NationalSpaghettiDay|
|January 4||National Trivia Day||#NationalTriviaDay|
|January 5||National Bird Day||#NationalBirdDay|
|January 5||National Keto Day||#NationalKetoDay|
|January 5||National Screenwriters Day||#NationalScreenwritersDay|
|January 5||National Whipped Cream Day||#WhippedCreamDay|
|January 6||National Bean Day||#NationalBeanDay|
|January 6||National Cuddle Up Day||#NationalCuddleUpDay|
|January 6||National Shortbread Day||#NationalShortbreadDa|
|January 6||National Technology Day||#TechnologyDay|
|January 7||National Bobblehead Day||#NationalBobbleheadDay|
|January 7||National Tempura Day||#NationalTempuraDay|
|January 7||Old Rock Day||#OldRockDay|
|January 8||National Argyle Day||#NationalArgyleDay|
|January 8||National Bubble Bath Day||#BubbleBathDay|
|January 8||National English Toffee Day||#EnglishToffeDay|
|January 8||National JoyGerm Day||#NationalJoygermDay|
|January 8||National Vision Board Day||#VisionBoardDay|
|January 8||National Winter Skin Relief Day||#WinterSkinReliefDay|
|January 9||National Apricot Day||#ApricotDay|
|January 9||National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD)||#LEAD|
|January 9||National Static Electricity Day||#StaticElectricityDay|
|January 9||National Sunday Supper Day||#SundaySupper|
|January 9||Word Nerd Day||#WordNerdDay|
|January 10||National Bittersweet Chocolate Day||#BittersweetChocolateDay|
|January 10||National Cut Your Energy Costs Day||#CutYourEnergyCostsDay|
|January 10||National Houseplant Appreciation Day||#HouseplantAppreciationDay|
|January 10||National Oysters Rockefeller Day||#NationalOystersRockefellerDay|
|January 10||National Save The Eagles Day||#SaveTheEaglesDay|
|January 11||National Hot Toddy Day||#HotToddyDay|
|January 11||National Human Trafficking Awareness Day||#HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay|
|January 11||National Milk Day||#NationalMilkDay|
|January 11||National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day||#StepInAPuddleAndSplashYourFriendDay|
|January 11||Shop for Travel Day||#ShopForTravelDay|
|January 12||International Kiss A Ginger Day||#KissAGingerDay|
|January 12||National Curried Chicken Day||#CurriedChickenDay|
|January 12||National Marzipan Day||#NationalMarzipanDay|
|January 12||National Pharmacist Day||#NationalPharmacistDay|
|January 13||Korean American Day||#KoreanAmericanDay|
|January 13||Make Your Dreams Come True Day||#MakeYourDreamsComeTrueDay|
|January 13||National Clean Off Your Desk Day||#CleanOffYourDeskDay|
|January 13||National Peach Melba Day||#KoreanAmericanDay|
|January 13||National Rubber Ducky Day||#NationalRubberDuckyDay|
|January 13||National Sticker Day||#NationalStickerDay|
|January 13||Stephen Foster Memorial Day||#StephenFosterMemorialDay|
|January 14||National Dress Up Your Pet Day||#DressUpYourPetDay|
|January 14||National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day||#HotPastramiSandwichDay|
|January 14||Organize Your Home Day||#OrganizeYourHomeDay|
|January 14||Ratification Day||#RatificationDay|
|January 15||National Bagel Day||#NationalBagelDay|
|January 15||National Booch Day||#NationalBoochDay|
|January 15||National Hat Day||#NationalHatDay|
|January 15||National Strawberry Ice Cream Day||#StrawberryIceCreamDay|
|January 16||National Fig Newton Day||#NationalFigNewtonDay|
|January 16||National Nothing Day||#NothingDay|
|January 16||National Religious Freedom Day||#ReligiousFreedomDay|
|January 16||National Without a Scalpel Day||#WithoutAScalpelDay|
|January 17||Benjamin Franklin Day||#BenFranklinDay|
|January 17||Blue Monday||#BlueMonday|
|January 17||Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day||#DitchNewYearsResolutionsDay|
|January 17||Kid Inventors’ Day||#KidInventorsDay|
|January 17||National Bootlegger’s Day||#BootleggersDay or #TempletonRye|
|January 17||National Hot Buttered Rum Day||#HotButteredRumDay|
|January 18||National Peking Duck Day||#NationalPekingDuckDay|
|January 18||National Thesaurus Day||#NationalThesaurusDay|
|January 18||National Winnie The Pooh Day||#WinnieThePoohDay|
|January 19||National Popcorn Day||#NationalPopcornDay.|
|January 19||Tin Can Day||#TinCanDay|
|January 19||World Quark Day||#WorldQuarkDay|
|January 20||Get to Know Your Customers Day||#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay|
|January 20||National Buttercrunch Day||#NationalButtercrunchDay|
|January 20||National Cheese Lover’s Day||#CheeseLoversDay|
|January 20||National Disc Jockey Day||#NationalDiscJockeyDay|
|January 21||National Granola Bar Day||#NationalGranolaBarDay|
|January 21||National Hugging Day||#NationalHuggingDay|
|January 21||Squirrel Appreciation Day||#SquirrelAppreciationDay|
|January 22||Celebration of Life Day||#CelebrationOfLifeDay|
|January 22||Hot Sauce Day||#HotSauceDay|
|January 22||National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day||#AnswerYourCatsQuestionsDay|
|January 22||National Blonde Brownie Day||#BlondeBrownieDay|
|January 23||National Handwriting Day||#NationalHandwritingDay|
|January 23||National Pie Day||#NationalPieDay|
|January 24||Beer Can Appreciation Day||#BeerCanAppreciationDay|
|January 24||Community Manager Appreciation Day||#CommunityManagerAppreciationDay|
|January 24||National Compliment Day||#NationalComplimentDay|
|January 24||National Peanut Butter Day||#NationalPeanutButterDay|
|January 25||National Irish Coffee Day||#NationalIrishCoffeeDay|
|January 25||National Opposite Day||#NationalOppositeDay|
|January 25||Plan for Vacation Day||#PlanForVacation|
|January 26||Library Shelfie Day||#LibraryShelfieDay|
|January 26||National Green Juice Day||#NationalGreenJuiceDay|
|January 26||National Peanut Brittle Day||#PeanutBrittleDay|
|January 26||National Spouses Day||#NationalSpousesDay|
|January 27||International Holocaust Remembrance Day||#HolocaustRemembranceDay|
|January 27||National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day||#BubbleWrapDay|
|January 27||National Chocolate Cake Day||#ChocolateCakeDay|
|January 28||Data Privacy Day||#DataPrivacyDay|
|January 28||International Lego Day||#LegoDay|
|January 28||National Big Wig Day||#NationalBigWigDay|
|January 28||National Blueberry Pancake Day||#BlueberryPancakeDay|
|January 28||National Daisy Day||#DaisyDay|
|January 28||National Have Fun At Work Day||#FunAtWorkDay|
|January 28||National Kazoo Day||#NationalKazooDay|
|January 29||National Corn Chip Day||#NationalCornChipDay|
|January 29||National Puzzle Day||#NationalPuzzleDay|
|January 29||National Seed Swap Day||#NationalSeedSwapDay|
|January 30||National Croissant Day||#NationalCroissantDay|
|January 31||National Backward Day||#NationalBackwardDay|
|January 31||National Hot Chocolate Day||#NationalHotChocolateDay|
|January 31||National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day||#InspireYourHeartWithArtDay|
timeanddate.com, nationaldaycalendar.com, en.wikipedia.org, holidayscalendar.com, nationaltoday.com, checkiday.com, brownielocks.com
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February 2022 Holidays
The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for February 2022 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/February-Holidays
To access the list of holidays for every month in 2022 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.
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