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January 2022 observance calendar roundup

Dec 17, 2021

What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? Here’s a helpful roundup of some of the observed days happening in January you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.

Please keep in mind that this may not be a full list, and we encourage you to check other sources like List of National Days or National Today, with your state/county for any area-specific days or with your peers in our GSM Facebook Community Group or GSM network.

Observed in the month of January

  • International Creativity Month
  • National Bath Safety Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • Stalking Awareness Month

Weeks observed in January

  • New Year’s Resolutions Week: First week of January
  • National Healthy Weight Week: January 16-22 (Third week in January)

Days observed in January

  • National Ice Skating Day: January 1
  • New Years Day: January 1
  • 55 MPH Speed Limit Day: January 2
  • Motivation and Inspiration Day: January 2
  • National Trivia Day: January 4
  • World Braille Day: January 4
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: January 10
  • National Save the Eagles Day: January 10
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: January 11
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day: January 14
  • Kid Inventors Day: January 17
  • Martin Luther King Day: January 17
  • Day of Acceptance: January 20
  • National Compliment Day: January 24


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