Monday, January 13, 2014

Clean Off Your Desk Day, Ruibber Duckie Day, more

January 13th, 2014, is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, Seijin no hi, Plough Monday, Mawlid al-Nabi, Make Your Dreams Come True Day, Rubber Duckie Day, Stephen Foster Memorial Day, Lohri, and National Peach Melba Day.

The second Monday in January is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, so I hope you're feeling ambitious! Most of us probably need to participate in this holiday - at home, at work, perhaps both.

The second Monday in January is Seijin no hi in Japan, the Coming of Age festival. It is a celebration of all people turning twenty in the current year.

Plough Monday is always observed on the Monday following Epiphany.

Muslims celebrate Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.

On Make Your Dreams Come True Day, take at least one step toward making your dreams come true. The word "make" is an action verb, so you know that wishful thinking just won't cut it.

Rubber Duckie Day commemorates the birthday of the rubber duckie beloved by Ernie on Sesame Street.

Stephen Foster Memorial Day honors one of the United States' most famous songwriters. Foster wrote "Oh! Susanna" - you can't get much more American than that.

India celebrates Lohri, a time for people from all social classes to come together, relax, and take a break from the normal routine. The day marks the culmination of winter.

Try a simple yet elegant dessert, featuring peaches, ice cream, and raspberry sauce, in honor of National Peach Melba Day.

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