What’s UP With January Anyway?


hen I think of January, I usually think of the New Year, setting new goals, and of course, colder weather (although in Malaysia that’s not so much the case, but that’s not the point.) As it turns out though, there’s a whole lot more to January than just those simple things!

When I began my researching today, I realized that not only is January a pretty cool month, (I know you knew that) it also doesn’t get nearly the credit that it deserves, so I’m going to share a few things with you in this January Newsletter that might help you realize what’s going on!

So in effort to shed some light on the coolness that is the month of January, here are a few facts you might of known or forgot about that you’ll want to share with your family and friends at the next get together:
1. January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was always shown as having two heads. I didn’t look him up on Google, but I’ll just take someone’s word on that fact. As the story goes, he looked back to the last year and forward to the new one.

2. The Anglo-Saxons called January “Wulfmonath” as it was the month hungry wolves came scavenging at people’s doors. I’m pretty sure the wolves were cold and hungry, so they’d take just about anything they could get.

3. There’s a rhyme and reason for everything. January is National Soup Month in the U.S. so if you eat a lot of soup, you’ll be celebrating National Soup Month.

4. This is a little off the beaten track but the only Shakespeare plays that mention January are “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Winter’s Tale.” Remember, I’m just sharing some things with you here since it’s 2018. Now you know more than most people do about Shakespeare.

5. This one might scare you if you’re married. More couples separate or divorce in January than in any other month. Why? I have no clue.

6. Simple fact: January 1st is both the furthest away and closest day to December 31st.



  1. 1.    What does the Easter Bunny say on New Year’s Day?

                Hoppy New Year! 

  1. 2.    Knock knock…Who is there?…Boo… Boo Who?…

                Don’t cry! 

  1. 3.     Why did the gingerbread man go to the doctor?…

                He was feeling crummy. 

  1. 4.     How do snowmen travel around?…

                 By icicle! 

  1. 5.     What does the snowman do his dances on?…

                 A snow ball! 

  1. 6.     What does Jack Frost like best about school?…

                 Snow and tell.