Public Holidays: January 2013

Day Date Country Holiday
Tue 1st Slovakia Slovakia Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic
Tue 1st Various Various New Year's Day
Tue 1st Various Various New Years Day
Tue 1st Czech Republic Czech Republic Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State
Wed 2nd Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Wed 2nd Switzerland Switzerland Berchtolds Day
Wed 2nd United Kingdom United Kingdom Day after New Years Day
Wed 2nd Various Various New Years Holiday
Thu 3rd Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Thu 3rd China China New Years Holiday
Thu 3rd Pakistan Pakistan Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Data Gunj Bakhsh
Fri 4th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Sun 6th Lebanon Lebanon Armenian Orthodox Christmas Day
Sun 6th Various Various Epiphany
Mon 7th Spain Spain Epiphany
Mon 7th Russia Russia Orthodox Christmas Day
Tue 8th Russia Russia Bank Holiday
Sun 13th India India Bhogi
Mon 14th Japan Japan Coming-of-age Day
Mon 14th India India Pongal
Tue 15th India India Uzhavar Tirunal
Fri 18th India India Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Mon 21st USA USA Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mon 21st Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Martyrs Day (observed)
Mon 21st New Zealand New Zealand Southland Anniversary Day
Mon 21st New Zealand New Zealand Wellington Anniversary Day
Wed 23rd India India Netaji Subhas Chandra Jayanti
Thu 24th Various Various Maulud Nabi
Fri 25th India India Maulud Nabi
Sat 26th India India Republic Day
Sun 27th Malaysia Malaysia Thaipusam
Mon 28th New Zealand New Zealand Auckland Anniversary Day
Mon 28th Australia Australia Australia Day (observed)
Thu 31st Argentina Argentina Bicentennial of the Constituent Assembly


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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.