January 17 is the Feast Day of Anthony the Great, also known as Saint Anthony, that patron saint of basket makers, brushmakers and gravediggers. He is also appealed to against skin diseases.
Hardware Freedom Day is an annual event held on January 17. It was initiated by the Digital Freedom Foundation in order to raise awareness of Free/Open Hardware and encourage users to contribute.
Kid Inventors' Day is annually celebrated on January 17. The holiday honors all kids inventors around the world, who invented different things, that are common today.