Happy New Year! We’re starting the year by putting some fun, off-beat holidays on the calendar for January and February. So get ready to take a bubble bath (January 8), maybe read in the bathtub (February 9), measure your feet (January 23), and celebrate Superman’s Birthday (February 29).


Thanks to HolidaysandObservances.com for giving us more excuses to celebrate and have fun!


January is Brain Teaser Month and National Hobby Month.

January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day! (Crosley highly recommends whipped cream on pineapple cheesecake!)

January 8 – Bubble Bath Day

January 11 – Secret Pal Day

January 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 17 – Kid Inventors’ Day

January 23 – Measure Your Feet Day

January 25 – Opposite Day

January 27 – Chocolate Cake Day

January 29 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (last Monday in January)

January 31 – National Hot Chocolate Day


It’s Leap Year, so we get an extra day of Library Lovers Month!

February 1 – Candy-making Day

February 3 – National Carrot Day (coincidentally, it’s also National Carrot Cake Day). One way or another, eat a carrot today.

February 6 – National Chopsticks Day

February 9 – Read in the Bathtub Day

February 11 – Make a Friend Day

February 13 – International Pancake Day

February 18 – Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

February 20 – Clean Out Your Bookcase Day

February 23 – Tootsie Roll Day

February 26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 29 – Superman’s Birthday