January 1st is the first day of the Gregorian calendar, and is commonly referred to as New Year's Day for this reason. People commonly begin New Year resolutions on January 1st. Famous birthdays include Betsy Ross, Paul Revere, and Verne Troyer. January 1st also marks National Hangover Day.
We have 18 holidays listed for January 1.
Ellis Island Day
Let’s celebrate the monumental contribution of immigrants to the development of the United States.
World Day of Peace
Light your candles in hope, as we celebrate the planet’s most sought-after thing: Peace.
Solemnity of Mary
It is the eighth day of Christmastide and is a feast to celebrate Mary’s motherhood.
Public Domain Day
Look out for your favorite piece of historic work that becomes public domain this year.
Polar Bear Plunge Day
Nothing like plunging into icy waters to celebrate the first day of the New Year.
Play Outside Day
Walk, jog, run, or play — the choice is yours to enjoy this National Play Outside Day.
New Year’s Dishonor List Day
Today, words and phrases that have become overused are voted for removal from the English Language.
New Year's Day
New Year's Day is about taking a moment to get ready for everything that is about to unfold.
National Hangover Day
New Year's Day turns into National Hangover Day, read on for some tips on how to feel better.
National First-Foot Day
Observe the custom of first-footing; be the first to step foot in your home.
National Bloody Mary Day
The famous cocktail consists of vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire, cayenne, and salt.
Let’s celebrate one of the world’s most valuable currencies, along with the new year, of course.
Copyright Law Day
Let’s celebrate a set of laws that ensures our creations are not misappropriated.