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Fun And Unusual Holidays To Celebrate In January (2018)

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I know, I know it’s already the middle of January and I’m just now getting this list out and I do apologize. I promise I’ll do better! I kinda dropped these posts a while back but I know I like to find all of the fun and unusual holidays to celebrate with my kids so I am determined to start doing these again!

I do have the monthly links on Kirby Kid’s page or you can click this link January Holidays.
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Black Eyed Peas

I had never been a big fan of black eyed peas. When I was trying to come up with a semi-traditional New Year’s meal a few years ago I decided that they should be included as we need all the good luck we can get. Right?

Well I can’t guarantee that these will bring you good luck but they will fill your tummy. This recipe was a big hit at our house and so easy to make. We actually eat it a few times a year just because we like it.

Black Eyed Peas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of black eyed peas (you can use frozen or dried but you would need to prepare them first.)
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 2-3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Fry the bacon in a saucepan, when it is about halfway cooked add the onion and garlic. Cook until the bacon is crisp and the onion is transparent.

Carefully add the undrained peas, the chicken broth, and season to taste.

Heat thoroughly and enjoy!

Note: You can also add some smoked sausages and/or canned diced tomatoes to this to make it more of a meal. If you add another can of chicken broth it will be more soupy and can be served over rice or cornbread for a hearty meal.

New Year’s Day

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Below are some links to fun activities for New Year’s Day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Things To Do:

Pinterest

New Year’s activities at Kids Activities Blog

New Year Traditions-A Day of Family Fun

NEW YEAR’S Arts, Crafts & Activities

You could also make a time capsule, set off a few fireworks, or let the kids help you plan and prepare the New Year’s meal.

Lucky New Year’s Meal

Explore the meanings and origins here at the Old Farmer’s Almanac page:

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Here is another fun looking project:

FAMILY TIME CAPSULE

Party Supplies and Gifts:

Amazon: https://bit.ly/2AZcyOy

Precious Moments: http://shrsl.com/qg2r

Zazzle: http://shrsl.com/qg2s

Oriental Trading

 

January Holidays

I will try to update this list with some fun activities as well. Feel free to click the links to find out more about the origins and meanings behind these special days. I plan to incorporate a few of these into our normal homeschool routine to add a little fun and excitement to our days. Have fun and maybe make up your own personal family holiday or tradition for the month!

This month is also known as:

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

The weeks can be celebrated as:

  • 2nd Week Letter Writing Week

I found this list and more here:

New Year’s Day (1st)

** See New Year’s Day for crafts and activities.

National Spaghetti Day (4th)

Trivia Day (4th)

Friday the 13th (not every January but in 2017 we have one)

**See Friday The 13th for crafts and activities.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (3rd Monday in January)

**See Martin Luther King Jr. Day for crafts and activities.

Winnie the Pooh Day (18th)  Winnie The Pooh Day

**See Winnie The Pooh Day for crafts and activities.

National Popcorn Day  (19th)

Inauguration Day (20th or 21st)

**See Inauguration Day for crafts and activities.

National Blonde Brownie Day (22nd)

National Pie Day (23rd)

National Peanut Butter Day (24th)

Compliment Day (24th)

Chinese New Years – date varies

**See Chinese New Years for crafts and activities.

National Puzzle Day (29th)

Backward Day (31st)

**See Backwards Day for crafts and activities.

Homeschool: January on Pinterest for crafts/activities related to the month of January.