January: Causes, celebrations and silliness

January 16, 2018 1:08 pm

January may be half over but there are still some fun and interesting things to celebrate this month as well as some causes that use January to raise awareness (like donating blood or ensuring the safety of kids while bathing).   Take a look at the following list and links and try to think of some fun things you can do as a family or as an Au Pair with your host kids.

And if you’d like to share pictures of your fun for our next newsletter, we’d love to see them! Email them to Media@aupairfoundation.org


  • National Bath Safety Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • Hot Tea Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Soup Month

January 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

16 Appreciate a Dragon Day

16 National Nothing Day

17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

18 Thesaurus Day

18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie’s author A.A. Milne

19 National Popcorn Day

19 National Tin Can Day

20 National Buttercrunch Day

20 National Cheese Lover Day

20 Penguin Awareness Day

21 National Hugging Day

21 Squirrel Appreciation Day

22 National Blonde Brownie Day

23 National Pie Day

23 National Handwriting Day

23 Measure Your Feet Day– we only ask….”Why!?!”

24 Beer Can Appreciation Day

24 Compliment Day

25 Opposite Day

26 Australia Day

26 Spouse’s Day

27 Chocolate Cake Day

27 Punch the Clock Day

28 Data Privacy Day

28 Fun at Work Day

28 National Kazoo Day

29 Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day – last Monday of month

29 National Puzzle Day

29 National Cornchip Day

30 National Inane Answering Message Day

31 Backward Day

31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day



By Kim Wunderlich-Cady