January Global Holidays 2021 - Check Complete List of All January Global Holidays, January Global Festival Holidays Here!

January Global Holidays 2021 - Check out January Global Holidays 2021 List here in this article. January is the first month of the western calendar and the first day of this month is celebrated as New Year's Day. By taking a look at January Global Holidays you can plan your vacation and travel to the places you love. Get to know the new year's January Global Holidays along with January 2021 calendar here. 

by Shalini K | Updated Jan 04, 2021

January Global Holidays 2021 - Check Complete List of All January Global Holidays, January Global Festival Holidays Here!

January Global Holidays

January being the first month of every year brings positive vibes into every individual's life. People look forward to the new year with joy and excitement by making resolutions. Starting from January 1st till 31st, we have listed out the global holidays. So let's have a look at the list of January Global Holidays here.

Date Weekday Holiday/Observance
Jan 1 Friday Western New Year
Jan 6 Monday Epiphany
Jan 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas
Jan 11 Monday International Thank-You Day
Jan 14 Tuesday Orthodox New Year
Jan 14 Tuesday Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Jan 20 Monday     Aquarius

January Global Holidays 1st January - Western New Year, a holiday in almost all the countries of the world since it is the first day of the year. 

January Global Holidays 6th January - Epiphany is observed by Christians. Many Christians throughout the world seasonally celebrate Epiphany on January 6. According to the Christian Bible, it is a public holiday in many countries and records two events in Jesus Christ’s life. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

January Global Holidays 7th January - Orthodox Christmas is when several Christians observe Jesus’ birthday on December 25, but some hold tradition by celebrating the date on January 7. Christmas on January 7 is also known as Old Christmas Day.

January Global Holidays 14th January - Orthodox New Year, also recognised as the Old New Year, according to the Julian calendar, is on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar pre-dates the Gregorian calendar.

January Global Holidays 14th January - Tamil Thai Pongal Day is a harvest and thanksgiving festival denoting the start of spring, the conclusion of the traditional farming season and the gathering of the first food from the harvest.

You can plan your vacation by knowing January Global Holidays 2021. The January Holiday lists of the top countries are listed below:

US January Global Holidays 2021

Date

 Day

Name

Type

Celebrated in

1 January Friday New Year's Day Federal Holiday -
6 January Wednesday Epiphany Christian -
7 January Thursday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox -
14 January Thursday Orthodox New Year Orthodox -
18 January Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Federal Holiday -
18 January Monday Robert E. Lee's Birthday State holiday Alabama, Mississippi
18 January Monday Idaho Human Rights Day State holiday Idaho
18 January Monday Civil Rights Day State holiday Arizona, New Hampshire
19 January Tuesday Robert E. Lee's Birthday State holiday Florida
19 January Tuesday Confederate Heroes' Day State holiday Texas
20 January Wednesday Inauguration Day State holiday DC, LA, MD, VA
28 January Thursday Tu Bishvat/Tu B'Shevat Jewish holiday -
29 January  Friday     Kansas Day Observance  

UK January Global Holidays 2021

   Date   

 Day

Name

Type

1 January Friday New Year's Day Bank holiday
4 January Monday 2nd January (substitute day) Local Bank Holiday
6 January Wednesday Epiphany Christian
7 January Thursday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox
14 January Thursday Orthodox New Year Orthodox
25 January  Monday     Burns Night Local observance
28 January Thursday     Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)    Jewish holiday 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaysia January Global Holidays 2021

Date Day Name Details
1 January Friday New Year's Day National except for Johor,
Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis
& Terengganu
14 January Thursday     Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan
28 January Thursday Thaipusam Johor, Kuala Lumpur,
Negeri Sembilan, Penang,
Perak, Putrajaya &
Selangor

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January Global Holidays - FAQs

1. Which is the major observance in January?

The 1st of January is considered as New Year's Day and it is the major observance of the month.

2. When is the orthodox Christmas celebrated?

The orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7.

3. When is New year's day celebrated?

The New year's day is celebrated on January 1.

4. When is Chinese new year celebrated?

The Chinese new year is celebrated on Feb 12.

5. When is International Thank-You Day?

The International Thank-You Day is on Jan 11.

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