Events Calendar - January

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Date Event Index Notes
1st January New Year's Day  Festival The United Nations has designated 2015 as the International Year of Light and light-based technologies. It will focus on the science and applications of light, and seek to raise global awareness of how optics and photonics can have a positive impact in fields as diverse as energy, education, agriculture and health. 
1st January Liberation Day  Cuba  
1st January Independence Day  Haiti  
1st January National Day  Sudan  
1st January Feast of St Basil  Orthodox Christian St Basil was one of the greatest leaders and thinkers of the Orthodox Christian church.  In many Greek homes, a special cake is baked on the eve of St Basil's Day with a gold or silver coin hidden inside.    
3rd January Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (begins at sundown on 2 January) Islamic This date marks the birthday of Muhammad, regarded by Muslims as a messenger and prophet of God.
4th January Independence Day  Myanmar (Burma)  
5th January Birth of Guru Gobindh Singh, 10th Guru Sikh On this day people of Sikh faith honour the birth of the founder of the Khalsa who lived from 1666 - 1708 (Khalsa refers to the collective body of all baptised Sikhs).
6th January Epiphany Christian Epiphany commemorates the manifestation of God in human form as Jesus Christ.
6th January Armenian Christmas Day Armenian Orthodox Christian The Armenian Church celebrates Christmas on this day.
7th January The Holy Nativity Feast (Nativity of Christ) Orthodox Christian Eastern Orthodox Churches that use the Julian Calendar celebrate Christmas on this day.
18th January World Religion Day Interfaith Observed in over 80 countries, the aim of World Religion Day is to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising the common elements underlying all religions.
19th January Coptic Epiphany Coptic Orthodox Epiphany commemorates the manifestation of God in human form as Jesus Christ.
25th January Burns Night Festival On this night, Scots everywhere honour Robert Burns, poet, balladeer and for many, Scotland's favourite son. Burns Night is a night for all Scots to celebrate their heritage.
26th January Australia Day Australia On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian.  Australia Day celebrations are held in communities across the country.  Order of Australia awards are announced on Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday each year.
26th January Republic Day  India  
30th January Schützenfest, Adelaide (to 31 January) Festival Schützenfest is a festival celebrating German culture and featuring competitive shooting, music, dancing, food and drink.  Australia’s first Schützenfest was held in Adelaide in 1865.
31st January National Day  Nauru  
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