What is Happening on January 5th, 2023 TikTok Trend Explained

Recently, TikTok has been flooded with videos going by the title “what is happening on January 5th, 2023”. It is slowly creating a buzz among various social media enthusiasts. Meanwhile, the people who do not use any social media handles are bewildered by this trend.


What is Happening on January 5th, 2023?

This might sound a bit disappointing but nothing remarkable really happens on January 5, 2023. This popular social media app is notorious for making trends viral and thus, making normal people stars in a fraction of a second. Hence, It is just another TikTok Trend that went viral in a blink of an eye.

Some people used this trend to joke about how this would be the day that our hair would convert into the hair color of our respective soulmates. Meanwhile, some people are confusing this day with Illinois’ Safe-T Act which is anticipated to be put into practice on January 1, 2023.


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How the trend went viral ?

A TikTok user who goes by the name strqthngs started this trend. This user posted a video that went by, “Me after releasing what is going to happen on 5th of January 2023.” Currently, this small video clip is so popular that it has crossed three million views in a small time. Since then the users have been getting in on the act by posting their videos about the same.

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Is it the first time?

A similar phenomenon has happened before where the users have joined each other in an act of confusing others. The popular one is that of a rapper Doja cat. In this trend, they began using a TikTok sound that would bring them  $3111 before or on September 1st. When asked about this trend by the famous rapper, denied all the rumors about her initiating this trend.

Meanwhile, in May 2021, fans of Toilet-bound Hanako-Kun (TBHK) anime did something similar where they kept on writing “May 2” in addition to an image from the said anime. That trend certainly had many people scratching their heads as they did not know what would happen on that day.

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What exactly is Illinois’ Safe-T act?

Illinois Safe-T Act will come into action on January 1, 2023. This act has been confused with a purge by many. Around 400 criminal defendants will be released back into the community according to the Rockford Register Star.

According to the act, people involved in certain acts are not eligible for detention, unless they prove that they have a high likelihood of willful flight to avoid prosecution. These acts include aggravated batteries, robberies, burglaries, hate crimes, aggravated DUIs, vehicular homicide, drug-induced homicides, all drug offenses, etc.


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