January: New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel
January 6: Epiphany
Epiphany is an important and widely-observed Christian festival that marks the visit of the Magi (the three wise men) to the infant Jesus.
January 7: Orthodox Christmas
The Orthodox Church recognises January 7th as the day that Jesus was born. Elsewhere in the world, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th.
January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Each year on the third Monday of January, America honors the birth, life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 21: Chinese New Year / Spring Festival
Also known as the Spring Festival, it is considered one of China’s most important celebrations, with each year being named after one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.
January 26: Australia Day
Australia Day marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales on that date in 1788, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain by Captain Arthur Phillip.