Home   Calendar   Holidays   Fun   Bean Day

Jan
6
Fun Holiday – Bean Day

January 6 is Bean Day. If your question after hearing this is, why? Well, because beans are healthy – they are rich in proteins and fiber and they taste good.

Close-up of colorful beans.
Close-up of colorful beans.
Add beans to your diet starting today.
©iStockphoto.com/lucamanieri

Some believe that this unofficial holiday, which is also known as Nation Bean Day in the United States, was created to commemorate the death anniversary of scientist Gregor Mendel. Known as the Father of Genetics, Mendel experimented on peas to discover the laws of genetic inheritance.

Many Varieties

Although many people around the world consider peas as part of the beans family, they are not technically beans. Botanists classify peas and snap peas as vegetables.

Beans have been consumed by humans since ancient times. They are a natural source of proteins, fibers and vitamins and have a small environmental footprint. Today, there are 40,000 known varieties of beans around the world. Only a few of these are cultivated for human consumption.

How to Celebrate?

  • This is easy, have beans for every meal: baked beans for breakfast, red beans and rice for lunch, and bean soup for dinner.
  • For dessert, have jelly beans, even though technically they are not beans.
  • Make bean art. Use different colored beans to make pictures.

Did You Know…

...that the leaves of a bean plant tilt towards the Sun in the day and fold up during the night?

Bean Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Bean Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2017FriJan 6Bean Day
2018SatJan 6Bean Day
2019SunJan 6Bean Day
2020MonJan 6Bean Day
2021WedJan 6Bean Day
2022ThuJan 6Bean Day
2023FriJan 6Bean Day
2024SatJan 6Bean Day
2025MonJan 6Bean Day
2026TueJan 6Bean Day

See all Fun Holidays

SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
February 2017
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
March 2017
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
April 2017
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May 2017
SMTWTFS
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
June 2017
SMTWTFS
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
July 2017
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
August 2017
SMTWTFS
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
September 2017
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
October 2017
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
November 2017
SMTWTFS
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
December 2017
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

See all Fun Holidays

Advertising

January 6, 2017 – Other Holidays this day

Show

Create Calendar with Holidays


Add Event to Calendar

Other Fun Holidays around January 6

4 Jan

Trivia Day

Celebrate little-known facts and entertain friends, family, and co-workers with trivia and factoids.

5 Jan

Bird Day

Celebrate birds and ensure that avians around the world are treated humanely.

7 Jan

Old Rock Day

Celebrate the form, function, and history of old rocks.

8 Jan

Earth's Rotation Day

Celebrate the anniversary of the day in 1851 when it was shown that the Earth rotates on its axis.