Are you ready for 2016? The next 366 days — yes, it's a leap year — are sure to be exciting no matter where in the world you live. The Panama Canal expansion is scheduled to be finished, India is set to launch its first manned spaceflight and Blink-182 is supposed to release a new album. What a lineup.
This list of major events should help you plan out your year. Sit down with an obnoxiously large desk calendar, some colored markers and a cup of coffee and go over this small sampling of what's happening in 2016. This schedule was composed with information from sites like timeanddate.com and topendsports.com.
Friday, Jan. 1: New Year's Day
Wednesday, Jan. 6: People's Choice Awards
Sunday, Jan. 10: Golden Globe Awards
Monday, Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Feb. 2: Groundhog Day
Sunday, Feb. 7: Super Bowl
Monday, Feb. 8: Chinese New Year
Wednesday, Feb. 10: Ash Wednesday
Friday, Feb. 12: "Zoolander 2" movie release
Sunday, Feb. 14: Valentine's Day
Monday, Feb. 15: Presidents Day; Grammy Awards
Sunday, Feb. 28: Academy Awards
Friday, March 4: "House of Cards" Season 4 release
Wednesday, March 9: Some people in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific Ocean are able to see a total solar eclipse.
Sunday, March 13: Daylight saving time begins.
Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day
Friday, March 18: "The Divergent Series: Allegiant" movie release
Friday, March 25: Good Friday; "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie release
Sunday, March 27: Easter
Friday, April 1: April Fools' Day
Wednesday, April 6: A law making microchipping dogs mandatory takes effect in England.
Monday, April 18: Boston Marathon
Friday, April 22: Passover begins at sundown.
Saturday, April 23: 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death
Friday, April 29: Arbor Day
Saturday, April 30: Passover ends at sundown.
Wednesday, May 4: Yom HaShoah
Thursday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo
Friday, May 6: "Captain America: Civil War" movie release
Saturday, May 7: Kentucky Derby
Sunday, May 8: Mother's Day
Monday, May 9: Mercury transits the sun for the first time since 2006.
Monday, May 30: Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 7: Ramadan begins
Tuesday, June 14: Flag Day
Sunday, June 19: Father's Day
Monday, June 20: Summer solstice
Monday, June 27: Wimbledon tennis tournament begins.
Saturday, July 2: Tour de France begins.
Monday, July 4: Independence Day
Thursday, July 7: Eid al-Fitr
Sunday, July 10: Wimbledon tennis tournament ends.
Friday, July 15: "Ghostbusters" movie release
Sunday, July 17: "Finding Dory" movie release
Monday, July 18: Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland.
Thursday, July 21: Republican National Convention ends in Cleveland.
Sunday, July 24: Tour de France ends.
Monday, July 25: Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia.
Thursday, July 28: Democratic National Convention ends in Philadelphia.
Friday, Aug. 5: Summer Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro.
Sunday, Aug. 21: Summer Olympic Games end in Rio de Janeiro.
Thursday, Aug. 25: American National Park Service's 100th birthday
Thursday, Sept. 1: An annular solar eclipse is visible from parts of Africa.
Monday, Sept. 5: Labor Day
Wednesday, Sept. 7: Summer Paralympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro.
Monday, Sept. 12: Eid al-Adha begins at sundown.
Tuesday, Sept. 13: Eid al-Adha ends at sundown.
Sunday, Sept. 18: Summer Paralympic Games end in Rio de Janeiro.
Monday, Oct. 3: Rosh Hashanah
Monday, Oct. 10: Columbus Day
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Yom Kippur
Monday, Oct. 31: Halloween
Sunday, Nov. 6: New York Marathon; daylight saving time ends.
Tuesday, Nov. 8: Election Day in United States
Friday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 18: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movie release
Thursday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving
To be determined: The first manned SpaceX Dragon V2 mission will make its first test flight.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
Friday, Dec. 16: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" movie release
Wednesday, Dec. 21: Winter solstice
Saturday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve; Hanukkah begins.
Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day
Saturday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve