WORLD QUARK DAY – January 19

World Quark Day | January 19
(Last Updated On: January 10, 2023)


On January 19th, World Quark Day officially celebrates quark and its many benefits. Quark is a European superfood staking its claim on supermarket shelves worldwide. Quark is a delicious high-protein, low-fat alternative to soft cheese and yogurt that can be used for baking, cooking, and blending.


There are no limits when using quark. If the menu calls for sweet or savory, hot or cold, quark cheese works well in place of almost any dairy. For example, replace cream cheese or sour cream with quark. By substituting with quark, enter the world of healthy, low-carb, low-fat culinary delights. Use quark in smoothies, cheesecakes, dips, and spreads. Quark’s versatility might surprise you.

Learn about quark’s many possibilities as a home remedy and beauty product, too. Millions of Europeans have benefited from using quark for centuries.


  • World Quark Day encourages you to integrate quark into your meals. Try it in breakfasts and smoothies to low-carb lunches, delicious dinners, and guilt-free desserts.
  • Become familiar with the many ways to use quark. When you do, you will be promoting good health. Try out any of the hundreds of recipes and remedies that support a healthy, natural lifestyle.
  • Share your quark experiences. Whether you’re enjoying it while traveling or you’re eating it at home, share your personal experience with other quark fans. Learn from others how you can #quarkupyourlife. Spread the word and wisdom of healthy eating and living by using #WorldQuarkDay and #quarkupyourlife on social media.


The Queen of Quark, a healthy eating enthusiast and author, born in beautiful Bavaria, Germany, introduced World Quark Day in 2019.

In August of 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed World Quark Day to be observed on January 19th, annually.

Quark FAQ

Q. Is quark a dairy product?
A. Yes. Quark is made from milk by adding lactic acid to cause the curd to separate from the whey. The solids are then used to make quark.

Q. How many calories are in quark?
A. One cup of 4% plain quark contains 120 calories.

January 19th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


The United States Patent Office issues the first patent for a tin can in the U.S. to Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett.


The American Civil Liberties Union is founded. The organization grew out of the 1917 National Civil Liberties Bureau founded by Roger Nash Baldwin and Crystal Eastman. Other founding members include Helen Keller, Morris Ernst, Garfield Hays, and Jane Addams.


Frederick .M Jones receives patent No. 2,666,298 for his “Methods and Means of Defrosting a Cold Diffuser.” His invention improved refrigeration units of all kinds, especially trucks transporting frozen foods. Jones was also co-founder of the Thermo-King company.


The last German-made Volkswagen Beetle leaves the production line in Emden, Germany. Volkswagen continues production of the iconic car in Mexico until 2003.


Donnie Darko starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed and written by Richard Kelly, the science-fiction drama was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize.


Marlo Anderson founded National Day Calendar and began to Celebrate Every Day! The first holiday added to the calendar was National Popcorn Day.

January 19th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Edgar Allan Poe – 1809

One of America’s most recognized storytellers, Poe’s macabre style and imagination left an indelible mark on all who read him. Some of Poe’s best-loved poems and stories include “The Raven” and The Purloined Letter and The Tell-Tale Heart.

Oveta Culp Hobby -1905

In 1943, Hobby was named the first director of the Women’s Army Corps. President Dwight D. Eisenhower named Hobby to his Cabinet as the first Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1953.

John H. Johnson – 1918

In 1942, Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company. The company’s first publication was a monthly periodical named Negro Digest. By 1951, they would add two other magazines – Ebony and Jet. The Chicago publisher soon expanded and added books to its portfolio as well.

Carl Brashear – 1931

The naval officer served 31 years in the U.S. Navy. He was the first African American Navy diver. In 1966 during a recovery mission, an injury resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Refusing to retire, Brashear pursued and qualified as a master diver, becoming the first African American to achieve the status in U.S. Navy history.

Janis Joplin – 1943

The American folk-rock singer-songwriter gained an audience in the mid-1960s. Some of the songs Joplin is best known for include, “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “Cry Baby.”

Dolly Parton – 1946

The award-winning country music singer-songwriter gained her first critical attention in 1969 when the Academy of Country Music nominated Parton for Top Female Vocalist. Parton also pursued a successful film career including 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, and Joyful Noise.

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