Tuesday, the 6th of January, 2015 is the 6th day in 2015 and in the 2nd calendar week.
General Events:
Cuddle Up Day 2015
January 6, 2015 in the World
Cuddle Up Day: It’s time to make yourself a hot chocolate with plenty of marshmallows, pull on your PJs and snuggle up with a teddy bear, a good book, or maybe even another human being if you’re especially lucky.
We’ve all got our personal responsibilities, from careers and family to finances and charity work, so we’re allowed a day to just relax and let all the week’s stresses melt away. Without the occasional day of rest and relaxation we’ll just burn out; even those who consider themselves dynamic go-getters and hard as nails need to cuddle up every now and then, whether they admit it or not.
This day is a great opportunity to:
… cuddle with your cutie
… snuggle with your sweetie
… hug your honey
So get that pillow all plumped up, pick out some DVDs and surround your bed or sofa with as many snacks as can fit within arm’s reach, because this isn’t your day to shine, it’s your day to cuddle up!
Where is Cuddle Up Day?
Worldwide
Little Christmas
January 6, 2015 in Ireland
Little Christmas is observed on January 06, 2015. Little Christmas is one of the traditional names in Ireland for 6 January, more commonly known in the rest of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany. It is so called because under the older Julian calendar, Christmas Day celebrations fell on that day whereas under the Gregorian calendar it falls on 25 December. It is the traditional end of the Christmas season and the last day of the Christmas holidays for both primary and secondary schools in Ireland. In other parts of the world, it is sometimes referred to as Old Christmas or Old Christmas Day, so called for the same reasons as in Ireland, in that this was the traditional day of celebration under the Julian calendar.
Where is Little Christmas?
Nationwide Ireland
Apple Tree Day
January 6, 2015 in the World
Apple Tree Day started as a celebration of an old apple tree almost two centuries old, and has grown to become a celebration of the apple itself.
Even if you don’t have access to an organised function on Apple Tree Day, you can still participate – just eat an apple, drink apple cider or eat meals with apple in them. Traditionalists will take apple tree cuttings and plant them, but if you don’t have a green thumb it’s just as acceptable to plant an apple tree bought from a plant nursery. Sign up for a course on fruit tree pruning. If you’re at work, hold a competition to see who can peel an apple to make the longest ‘Slinky’ – you don’t have to like apples to be involved.
And since this day comes just once a year, if you’re in love declare it by throwing a Golden Delicious at the ‘apple of your eye’ and see if they reciprocate your affections by catching it. If they don’t, there’s always next year!
Where is Apple Tree Day?
Worldwide
National Shortbread Day
January 6, 2015 in the USA
Shortbread is a classic Scottish dessert  traditionally was made with:
1 part white sugar
2 parts butter
3 parts flour
Modern recipes deviate from the 3 ingredient rule by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts of granulated sugar and powdered sugar and add salt.  Plain white (wheat) flour is commonly used however ground rice or cornflour are also sometime added to alter the texture.
Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture which is caused from its high fat content, provided by the butter.   “Shortening” is its related word that refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture.
Prepared often during the 12th century, the refinement of shortbread is credited to Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century.  Shortbread was expensive and it was reserved as a luxury for special occasions.
In Shetland (northeast of mainland Britain) , it is tradition to break a decorated shortbread cake over the head of a new bride upon her enterance of  her new home.
Where is National Shortbread Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 6th January:
1066 – King Harald of England crowned
1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1720 – The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
1898 – 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1912 – Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt
1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India’s poorest and diseased people.
1939 – Daily newspaper comic strip “Superman” debuts
1971 – Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1974 – In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States
1987 – Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
1995 – A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.