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January 16 Special Day in India, What Special Day Celebrated on January 16?



January 16 Special Day in India

Special days can be birthdays or the history of a particular person. Here in this article, you can check out the January 16 Special Day in India. There are famous personalities on the list of today’s special day in India. Let’s quickly head into the article to know what happened today in Indian history and much more details.

January 16 Special Day

People who aren’t aware of what is January 16 special day, can head into this section. Well looking on the list of January 16 Special Day, today is,

S.No January 16 Special Day
1 National Nothing Day
2 National Fig Newton Day 
3 National Good Teen Day
4 International Hot and Spicy Food Day
5 National Religious Freedom Day

#1. National Nothing Day

National Nothing Day was proposed by journalist Harold Pullman Coffin in 1972 as a “non-event” to be honored by doing nothing every January 16. The next year, National Nothing Day was included in “Chase’s Calendar of Events,” a print book that has been commemorating annual events since the 1950s.

#2. National Fig Newton Day 

Every year on January 16th, National Fig Newton Day honours a delightful dessert that is enjoyed all around the country. A Nabisco’s trademarked version of the fig roll, Newtons are a pastry filled with fig paste.

#3. National Good Teen Day

National Good Teen Day is observed on 16th January. The day was established by Public Law 103-463, which was passed by the United States Congress in 1995 to honour teenagers across the country.

#4. International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Recipes for hot and spicy meals can be dated back as far as 6,000 years! That was so long ago! While the cuisines we eat today may have evolved, there is no denying that we still adore spicy cuisine. Spicy food has long been adored not only for its delicious taste but also for the numerous health benefits it provides.

#5. National Religious Freedom Day

On January 16, 1786, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was signed, marking the beginning of National Religious Freedom Day. Religious Freedom Day is observed on January 16th each year by Presidential Proclamation.

What Special Day Celebrated on 16 January – Events

Year Events
1761 From French, the British captured Pondicherry, India

#1. The city of Puducherry, on India’s southeast coast, has no recorded history dating back to antiquity. Puducherry’s history is only documented following the arrival of colonial powers including the Dutch, Portuguese, English, and French. Nearby places like Arikanmedu (Now Ariyankuppam), Kakayanthoppe, Villianur, and Bahur, which were conquered by the French East India Company throughout time and became the Union Territory of Puducherry after Independence, have written history dating back before the colonial era.

January 14 Special Day in India – Birthdays

Year Famous People
1977 Ananya Chatterjee
1978 Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuth
1980 Swati Ghate
1982 Upendra Rai

#1. Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee is an Indian actress who works in Bengali films. She was born on January 16, 1977. She is well known for her role in Abahoman, for which she received a National Award. She began her career as a television actor. She appeared in a number of TV shows and films, including three by Anjan Dutt.

#2. Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuth

Vijay Sethupathi was born on 16 January 1978, also known as Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu, is an Indian actor and producer who primarily works in Tamil cinema, with a few Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi films thrown in for good measure.

#3. Swati Ghate

Swati Ghate is a well-known chess player who was born in India on January 16, 1980. Swati Ghate is an Indian chess player and a Woman Grandmaster.

#4. Upendra Rai

Upendra Rai is an Indian journalist and writer who was born on January 16, 1982. At Sahara India Media, he is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief. He has worked at Tehelka as the CEO and Editor-in-Chief.

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