Public Holidays: January 2008

Day Date Country Holiday
Tue 1st Various Various New Year's Day
Tue 1st Various Various New Years Day
Wed 2nd Switzerland Switzerland Berchtolds Day
Wed 2nd Russia Russia Day after New Years Day
Thu 3rd Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Fri 4th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Sun 6th Various Various Epiphany
Mon 7th Japan Japan Coming-of-age Day
Mon 7th Russia Russia Orthodox Christmas Day
Tue 8th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Thu 10th Various Various Awal Muharram
Thu 17th New Zealand New Zealand Southland Anniversary Day
Sat 19th Various Various Awal Muharram
Mon 21st USA USA Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tue 22nd New Zealand New Zealand Wellington Anniversary Day
Sat 26th Australia Australia Australia Day
Sat 26th Taiwan Taiwan Chinese New Year
Sat 26th India India Republic Day
Tue 29th New Zealand New Zealand Auckland Anniversary Day
Tue 29th New Zealand New Zealand Northland


Public Holiday
Regional Holiday
Diversity Month


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.