January is a month to begin your new year’s resolutions, start afresh and to be more determined than ever to enjoy life. Christmas stress is over, so here are some of the ways you can join in some frivolous days this month!
There are huge amounts of skepticism and a significant number of misconceptions around hypnotism, yet evidence would suggest that it has definite effects, practical applications and real-world impact. Hypnotism Day aims to tackle misconceptions head-on, explore case studies and educate about modern applications of hypnotism.
January 5TH Whipped Cream Day
Nothing completes an ice cream sundae, hot chocolate or a piece of pumpkin pie quite like a luxurious dollop of real whipped cream. What a delight to celebrate all that is great about whipped cream with Whipped Cream Day! Whipped cream has been around for ages. But it was in 1946, when the aerosol can was first invented by Aaron Lapin, that sales and popularity of this dessert delight really took off. Whipped cream has continued to transform desserts and hot drinks from the merely ordinary to something truly special.
January 9TH Apricot Day
Not many people know that just three apricots will provide a person with a third of your daily beta carotene needs. This is just one of the benefits of this fruit that are celebrated on Apricot Day! Apricots are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and fibre. Apricots have been grown by humans for around 4,000 years. Originally from China, these nutritious stone fruits migrated west and now around 95% of the world’s apricots are grown in California.
January 13TH Skeptics Day
Skeptics Day encourages you to respect and listen to your inner skeptic, and all of the skeptical people that you know. Not everything can be as good as it sounds, some things are bound to be disappointing, and things can only get worse; right?
January 16TH Hot & Spicy Food Day
For one red-hot day a year, a day just made for Thailand, heat-seekers and extreme eaters can take their passion to extremes. International Hot and Spicy Foods Day sparks a wildfire of events, from habanero-eating challenges to fancydress contests and cook-offs of popular recipes. Among serious aficionados, it also re-kindles the great debate: which chili pepper tops the official Scoville heat scale?
January 23RD Pie Day
Everybody loves pie, arguably one of the greatest and most versatile food structures known to mankind. Sweet, savoury, filled with gravy or sauce, pies come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Why not celebrate this Pie Day by making a pie from scratch, using your favourite fillings?
January 31st Brussel Sprouts Day
Let’s be honest, this day celebrates a vegetable that is not on everyone’s favorite food list. Love ‘em or not, these miniature members of the cruciferous family are really good for you! High in protein, iron and potassium, Brussels sprouts also contain Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. Who knows, you may actually like them once you give them a try. Go ahead – you can do it!