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New Year’s Day

New Year's Day on January 1 is celebrated by people around the world. It is a widely recognized and observed holiday in many countries and cultures. The celebration often includes…

Shōgatsu, Japan

The Japanese New Year, Shōgatsu (正月) is an important annual festival in Japan.

Independence Day, Haiti

Haitian Independence Day is celebrated on January 1st to commemorate the day in 1804 when Haiti declared independence from French colonial rule, becoming the first independent Black republic in the…

World Braille Day

World Braille Day is celebrated on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of braille. Braille is a reading and writing system for people who are visually impaired.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. It takes place in Harbin, (Northeast) China.

Orthodox Christmas

Orthodox Christians in Egypt, Ethiopia, Russia, and other parts of the world celebrate Christmas on or around January 7.

International Kite Festival

The International Kite Festival hosts master kite makers and flyers from all over the world in Ahmedabad, India.

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday on the third Monday of January in the United States. It celebrates the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate…


Pongal is a popular harvest festival in India that takes place over four days in mid- January. It celebrates the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere.

Kid Inventors’ Day

Kid Inventors' Day celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of young inventors. The day encourages children to explore their innovative ideas, fostering a spirit of curiosity and discovery.