Public Holidays: January 2011

Day Date Country Holiday
Sat 1st Slovakia Slovakia Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic
Sat 1st Various Various New Year's Day
Sat 1st Various Various New Years Day
Sat 1st Czech Republic Czech Republic Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State
Sun 2nd Switzerland Switzerland Berchtolds Day
Mon 3rd Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Mon 3rd Australia Australia New Years Day (in lieu)
Mon 3rd Thailand Thailand Substitution day holiday for New Year
Tue 4th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Tue 4th New Zealand New Zealand Day after New Years Day
Wed 5th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Thu 6th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Thu 6th Various Various Epiphany
Fri 7th Russia Russia Orthodox Christmas Day
Mon 10th Japan Japan Coming-of-age Day
Mon 17th USA USA Martin Luther King Day
Mon 17th New Zealand New Zealand Southland Anniversary Day
Sun 23rd India India Netaji Subhas Chandra Jayanti
Mon 24th New Zealand New Zealand Wellington Anniversary Day
Wed 26th Australia Australia Australia Day
Wed 26th India India Republic Day
Mon 31st New Zealand New Zealand Auckland Anniversary Day
Mon 31st New Zealand New Zealand Nelson Anniversary Day

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.