Public Holidays: January 2009

Day Date Country Holiday
Thu 1st Slovakia Slovakia Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic
Thu 1st Various Various New Year's Day
Thu 1st Various Various New Years Day
Fri 2nd Switzerland Switzerland Berchtolds Day
Fri 2nd Russia Russia Day after New Years Day
Mon 5th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Tue 6th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Tue 6th Various Various Epiphany
Wed 7th Russia Russia Orthodox Christmas Day
Thu 8th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Mon 12th Japan Japan Coming-of-age Day
Mon 19th USA USA Martin Luther King Day
Mon 19th New Zealand New Zealand Southland Anniversary Day
Mon 19th New Zealand New Zealand Wellington Anniversary Day
Sun 25th China China Chinese New Year Eve
Sun 25th South Korea South Korea Korean New Year
Mon 26th New Zealand New Zealand Auckland Anniversary Day
Mon 26th Australia Australia Australia Day
Mon 26th China China Chinese New Year
Mon 26th South Korea South Korea Korean New Year
Mon 26th New Zealand New Zealand Northland
Mon 26th India India Republic Day
Tue 27th China China Chinese New Year
Tue 27th South Korea South Korea Korean New Year

Key

Public Holiday
Regional Holiday
Diversity Month

January

January is named after Janus, the god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) since January is the door to the year.

The Saxon word for January was Wulfmonath: the month when starving wolves were bold enough to enter villages.

Key Holidays in January are New Year's Day, Republic Day in India, Australia day and Martin Luther King Day.