Updated: Jul 3
While the weather becomes colder, celebrations start to fire up the year. January is the first month of the year where all this and that of celebrations and cheers happen. Some are jotting down their new year’s resolutions, and some of us could use a few really good reasons to create new memories over meaningful, fun-filled celebrations in 2023.
Sketch out a game plan for the year where everyone gets to paint the town with confetti, awareness, and connection. As an excited bunch of celebrafolics, we want to share our top picks to help you sort out and even host celebrations for family, friends, or teams.
International Creativity Month
Founded by Randall Munson, a multi-talented creative, he believes International Creativity Month is celebrated to inspire people to come out of their comfort zones and find creativity in their lives. He also said, “A fresh start in the new year can go a long way in building a successful and happy future. Change is only possible if an attempt is made to do something new.”
There is so much creativity that we tend to overlook each day as it comes in many forms. But if you’re wondering where you can find the little push you need, look out for the next picks we have collected for you. P.S. This photo was taken at one of the most memorable in-person Suminagashi experiences!
Self-love is the most important thing you can give to yourself. Sometimes, life’s challenges and troubles can be too much to bear and it affects us entirely. To celebrate self-love this month, find the time to check on yourself, recognize your fears and failures, and have the courage to value yourself because you deserve it. Be reminded that there is always room for growth– achieving goals, forgiveness, and celebrating your small victories.
Did you know that in a research study, self-esteem is vital in the workplace? When an employee has a high level of self-love, they are more likely to be more productive, able to make just and right decisions, and more creative. If you’re living the corporate life and you ought to boost your self-esteem together with the entire team, you have a list of awesome things to try. Start with a heartfelt initiative to volunteer for the elderly with lunch packages and hand-written notes delivered within New York City or stir up some luscious bubble tea drink to cheer for the new year with your colleagues. Check the complete list of virtual and in-person experiences on our website.
Global Family Day - January 1
Also known as World Peace Day, Global Family Day is celebrated each year in this month to promote the idea of unity in the world. Regardless of different races, religions, and cultures but we are one with each other. It also highlights the step toward ending hate and discrimination in the world. How do you celebrate it in the workplace? Spread awareness about it by sharing valuable posts or articles about the significance of instilling the message of unity, compassion, and peace.
New Year’s Day - January 1
Woohoo! New Year! Apart from the feeling that it is the time to think about the wonderful things the new year is about to unfold, it is a time of resoluteness. Isn’t it funny how we always look forward to our resolutions list but end up laughing it off because of the chances of achieving their end up with 2 out of 10 possibilities? Forget about the cliches of losing the beer belly or wanting to skip the tempting fast food. Why not actually host a new year’s party learning a new skill while virtually traversing to the luscious taste Bubble Tea Making virtual team building activity? Read more about this exciting adventure here!
World Day for War Orphans - January 6
As defined by UNICEF, orphans are children under the age of 18 who have lost a parent or both in any death. As wars took place hundreds of years ago, children are the primary people greatly affected by the inflictions of these tragic incidents. Facing the plight of conflicts, children are forced to survive with themselves or live with another family. And because of it, they have to endure an unimaginable level of mental and emotional stress. There are an estimated 153 million orphans in the world as of today. So how can you commemorate this day?
Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to visit an orphanage. Meet the children and listen to their stories. Visiting them will give them warmth and joy in their lives.
Donate with anything in kind. As reported, some children usually experience poor treatment because of the lack of funds to support their basic necessities.
National Mocktail Week - January 8
Who could use a nice glass of fancy mocktail? We do! We’re taking a couple and more! Of course, there are many reasons to celebrate this week but really, it’s all about recognizing the growing popularity and appeal of non-alcoholic beverages to the American people. It’s only the first month of the year but hearing glasses clink isn't a bad idea at all. One of our most-loved experiences is our thirst-quenching Cocktails and Mocktails virtual experience with DIY kits for adults. To our corporate fellas who want a taste of a good time without the tipsy impression, this is your ideal moment!
International Thank You Day - January 11
Today, International Thank You Day is observed to remind us of gratefulness for things and people who make our lives a little easier. Sometimes, giving thanks to people and what they do for us is forgotten. Especially the people who we are working with. There are various ways to extend your gratitude. One thing is to personally write or say your thank yous. Another is to send thank you cards and packages to co-workers you are most thankful for. But nothing beats having the entire team get together for an exclusive in-person event to let them know how much they matter as a part of the team or coming home to a valuable DIY Kit and reading a heartfelt letter of gratitude!
National Hot Tea Day - January 12
People around the world have been consuming tea for thousands of years ago. And tea has been proven to have highly beneficial effects on the human body. In fact, it is said to be considered the world’s second-most-consumed beverage. No, complaining though, not only does tea give us a feeling of relaxation, but it also detoxifies and energizes our system with every sip. As a team of tea lovers, we’ve always loved how versatile tea is and how it has its cultural impact. India is known for its infamous tea called Masala Chai, and we have curated an event that helps you have an authentic experience of Chai Making. Host your group on a virtual Indian escapade. Let us plan it for you today from this link.
Civil Rights Day - January 16
Also known as Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights day is celebrated each year on this day to honor Martin Luther King’s activism for civil rights, racism, and inequality. Civil Rights Day allows us to realize everyone has equal rights and no one is above anyone because of their race, color, culture, and heritage. Celebrate this day by engaging with your multicultural team through activities that promote inclusivity and diversity. Find a list of great virtual and in-person activities that celebrates cultures and heritages of the world.
International Hot & Spicy Day - January 16
Love the challenge that comes along with spicy food? Yup, we do too! Actually, we’re obsessed even, and we’re so happy to know International Hot & Spicy Day exists! Spices have been used in the many histories of society. It is one of the oldest condiments people have been utilizing for their food and beverages. But it’s not only that, these mind-blowing spices are also a significant part of some religious offerings, rituals, medicine uses, tradings, and more. Call out the people at the back who you think are up for the scourging adventure and invite them to mix up their own spicy feast with a Hot Sauce Making experience. Guided by a trueblood hispanic, it’s gonna be a memorable fiery experience!