Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Significant January 2012

  • New Year's Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - third Monday in January
  • Independence Day in Haiti – January 1
  • Handsel Monday in Scotland and northern England – First Monday
  • Three Wise Men Day, or Epiphany, in Latin America, Spain, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, and is, although not celebrated as widely or in the same way as in countries with a Spanish history, an official holiday in many European countries, for example Austria, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Liechtenstein, Slovakia and Croatia, as well as in parts of Germany and Switzerland.  – January 6
  • Russian and Ukrainian Christmas Eve, also known as Svyat Vechir – January 6
  • Coptic and Russian Orthodox Church Christmas – January 7
  • Plough Sunday in Scotland and northern England – Sunday after January 6
  • Coming of Age Day in Japan – Second Monday
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States – January 11
  • Feast of the Santo Niño in the Philippines – *Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States – Third Monday
  • Third Sunday is Pongal in India
  • Republic Day in India – January 26
  • Australia Day in Australia - January 26
  • Makara Sankranthi (Festival of Harvest) in India – January 15
  • Auckland Anniversary in Auckland, New Zealand – Monday closest to January 29
  • Burns night in Scotland – January 25
  • The uniting of Moldavia and Wallachia under the same ruler in 1859, Romania – January 24
  • National Thank You month
Note: Weird Holidays & National Food Holidays are not listed on this list.

1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

In honor of National Thank You Month, let me thank you for this "significant" post!

P.S. I added your link for Wheat Bread Month to my side bar; January is...


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