Holiday FYI

JANUARY
January is a great time to tell your customers/clients that you look forward to working with them in the upcoming year!
National Mentoring Month - say thanks to those that have helped you along the way!
International Gourmet Coffee Month
National Book Blitz Month
National Soup Month
Hot Tea Month
National Staying Healthy Month
National Organization Month
January 4th is National Trivia Day 
National Clean Your Desk Day - Second Monday of the month.
January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day, "born" in 1882!
Get To Know Your Customers Day - Third Thursday of the month.
27th is National Chocolate Cake Day

*The Chinese New Year - between late January and the 3rd week of February, falling on the new moon and celebrated for two weeks. 

FEBRUARY
Black History Month
American Heart Month
Chocolate Lover's Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
International Friendship Month
Super Bowl Sunday - usually the first Sunday in February
President's Day - Third Monday of the month. 
1st Spunky Old Broads Day
5th National Weatherman's Day
6th Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation
14th Valentine's Day
17th Random Acts of Kindness Day
25th is National IV Nurses Day

Mardi Gras - aka Fat Tuesday, the celebration before Ash Wednesday.  Date range is February 3 - March 9.
Leap Year - 29th, every four years....except....If the year is also divisible by 100, it is not a Leap Year unless it is also divisible by 400 (2100 will not be a Leap Year).  This year of 2020, is a leap year and the next one is the year 2024.
Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 23 and April 25.

MARCH
National Employee Appreciation Day - the first Friday in March
American Chocolate Week - 3rd week in March
National Ethics Awareness Month
National Women's History Month
National Small Press Month
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - 1st full week in March
Celebrate Your Name Week - 1st full week in March
2nd Texas Independence Day,
commemorates the adoption of the TX Declaration of Independence-March 2, 1836. This event marked Texas' independence from Mexico
Not a holiday, but DST is 3/8/20 & 11/1/20
17th St. Patrick's Day
19th Certified Nurses Day
22nd National Goof-off Day
29th National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
30th National Doctor's Day

Passover period is March 30 - April 7

APRIL
1st is April Fools Day
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on mathematical calculations, that falls on or after March 21. Easter is April 12 for 2020
15th is generally the deadline for filing taxes
Administrative Professionals' Week is the last full week in April
Administrative
Professionals' Day is the Wednesday in the last full week in April, April 22 for 2020
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30

MAY
Memorial Day is the last Monday of the month.
Be Kind to Animals Week, National Pet Week, is the first full week in May
May 5th is Cinco de Mayo
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May
National Nurses Week is May 6 through May 12
Shavout is May 28 - May 30 for 2020
National Nurses Day is May 6
National Teacher's Day is May 5 for 2020
National School Nurse Day is May 6 for 2020
Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May.  It is May 10 for 2020

JUNE
June is International Men's Month
June is National Candy Month
8th is Best Friends Day
10th is Iced Tea Day
14th is National Flag Day
Father's Day is the third Sunday of June.  It is June 21 for 2020

JULY
National Family Reunion Month
National Grilling Month
Women's Motorcycle Month
National Independent Retailer Month
4th is Independence Day
7th is World Chocolate Day
10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day
20th is National Lollipop Day
22nd Parents' Day
24th Cousins Day
30th Father-In-Law Day

AUGUST
National Black Business Month
National Golf Month
National Coffee Month
1st Week is Simplify Your Life Week
3rd Week is Friendship Week
1st Sunday is Sister's Day
13th is International Left Hander's Day
Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption Day is in August
21st is Poet's Day

SEPTEMBER
National Blood Cancer Awareness Month
National Organic Harvest Month
Shameless Self-Promotion Month
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15
The first Monday of the month is Labor Day
National Grandparent's Day is the Sunday after Labor Day
10th is Swap Ideas Day
13th is Fortune Cookie Day
13th is International Chocolate Day
15th is
World Lymphoma Awareness Day
Rosh Hashanah is in September
Yom Kippur is in September
28th is National Good Neighbor Day

OCTOBER
National Book Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Class Reunion Month
National Cookie Month
National Diabetes Month
National Vegetarian Month
Customer Service Week, the first week of October
International Magic Week, last week of October
Take Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day, the 2nd Wednesday of October
Travel Nurses Day, the 2nd Friday of October
16th National Bosses Day
Sweetest Day, is the 3rd Saturday of October
Mother-In-Law Day, 4th Sunday of October
Make A Difference Day, 4th Saturday of October
30th International Orthopaedic Nurses Day
31st Halloween

NOVEMBER
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Family Caregivers Month
Not a holiday, but the End of Daylight Savings Time, 1st Sunday, 11/1/20
World Kindness Day, the 13th
10th Forget-Me-Not Day
11th Veterans Day, in honor of those have served this great nation
13th Sadie Hawkins Day
14th Operating Room (OR) Nurses Day
18th National Adoption Day
19th International Men's Day
Thanksgiving, the final Thursday of November
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving
Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving

DECEMBER
Hanukkah is in December
25th is Christmas
Kwanzaa, begins December 26th through January 1