To kick off January and the new year, here are a few lesser-known fun facts:
- Apart from leap years, January always begins on the same day as October. In leap years, January always begins on the same day as April and July.
- January is the only month when the North Pole is on average colder than the South Pole.
- January’s birthstone is the garnet which represents consistency.
- January is National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, and National Staying Healthy Month among many others.
- January is, on average, the coldest month in the Northern hemisphere and the warmest month in the Southern hemisphere.
- The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in L.A., California between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
- The 1st of January was a highly significant day in medieval superstitions regarding prosperity, or lack of it, in the year ahead. A flat cake was put on one of the horns of a cow in every farmyard. The farmer and his workers would then sing a song and dance around the cow until the cake was thrown to the ground. If it fell in front of the cow that signified good luck; to fall behind indicated the opposite.
Another great way to kick off the year is by calling the agency now to schedule your insurance coverage review. When you call ask to review your policy and all insurance coverage to make sure you are fully prepared for anything 2022 throws your way!