January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, which is the standard calendar in most parts of the world. It is named after the Roman god Janus, who was the god of beginnings and endings. The month of January is known for its cold weather, as it falls in the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In many parts of the world, January is also the month when people make resolutions and set goals for the new year.
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JANUARY HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
There are several holidays and observances that take place during the month of January. Here are a few examples:
New Year’s Day
This is a public holiday that takes place on January 1st and marks the beginning of the new year. It is celebrated around the world in different ways, such as with fireworks, parades, and parties.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
This public holiday in the United States is observed on the third Monday of January and honors the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who fought for racial equality and justice. It is a day of service and remembrance.