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January 2018 Calendar | All Countries Holidays List | Global Holidays


January is the first month of the present calendar year. It is considered as the ingress or entry of the new year. The month is named after Roman God “Janus”. Initially, the Roman calendar consisted of only ten months, starting from from March, with the total no. of days in the entire year as 304 days. Later about in 713 B.C., the king Numa Pompilius is found to have added two months, January and February. As per the observations of the Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1902, Theodor Mommsen, 1st January became the first day of the calendar year in 600 AUC (153B.C.) of   the Roman Calendar.

Calendar Holidays In January 2018:

1. National Holidays in January 2018:

Jan-1: New Year's Day (Canada, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras,  Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States, Argentina,  Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,  Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay,  Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Australia, Zealand,  Armenia, Bahrain, China , Cyprus, Hong Kong, Iraq , Japan, Jordan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea ,  Thailand, Turkey , United Arab Emirates, Vietnam,  Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, BulgariaCroatia, Czech Republic ,  Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Holy See (Vatican City) ,Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro,  Netherlands, Norway,  Poland,   Portugal, Romania, San Marino , Serbia, Slovenia , Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Equatorial Guinea,  Morocco), Restoration of the Czech Independence Day(Czech Republic),  Independence Day (Haiti),  Liberation Day (Cuba), Republic Day/New Year's Day (Taiwan, Slovakia)

Jan 2: New Year Day (Cuba), Heroes’ Day/Ancestors’ Day (Haiti), Day after New Year's Day (Zealand, Romania) , New Year's Day (Day 2)(Armenia, Albania,  Moldova ,Montenegro, Serbia) , New Year Holiday Week (Russia), Bridge Public Holiday(Thailand),

Jan 3: New Year's Day (Day 3) (Armenia), New Year Holiday Week (Russia)

Jan 4: New Year's Day (Day 4) (Armenia), New Year Holiday Week (Russia)

Jan 5: Armenian Christmas Eve (Armenia), New Year Holiday Week (Russia)

Jan 6:Epiphany (Dominican Republic, Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Finland, Italy,  Liechtenstein, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain),The Three Wise Men Day (Bolivia), Armenian Christmas Day ( Armenia), Epiphany(Cyprus) , Army Day (Iraq), Christmas Eve (Orthodox)( Montenegro)

Jan 7: Orthodox Christmas Day (Russia, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine), Coptic Christmas Day (Egypt)

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Jan 8: Day off for Martyr´s Day (Panama), Epiphany (Colombia),Coming of Age Day ( Japan), New Year Holiday Week(Russia), Orthodox Christmas Day holiday(Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine)

Jan 9: Martyr´s Day (Panama)

Jan 11: Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto (Morocco)

Jan 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (US),

Jan 21: Our Lady of Altagracia (Dominican Republic)

Jan 22: Plurinational State Foundation Day (Bolivia)

Jan 24: Unification Day (Romania)

Jan 25: Revolution Day (Egypt)

 Jan 26:  Australia Day (Australia)

Jan 27: Saint Dévote's Day (Monaco)

Jan 28 : Army Day (Armenia)

Jan 29: Duarte´s Day (Dominican Republic)

2. Public Holidays in January 2018:

Jan 1: New Year's Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, St. Barts, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, Guyana, Suriname, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Syria,  Tajikistan Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Maldives, Mayotte, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Faroe Islands, Georgia,  Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Jersey, Kosovo,  Sweden, United Kingdom, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi,  Cabo Verde,  Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon,  Gambia,  Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya , Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius,  Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles,  Sierra Leone, Somalia,  South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland,  Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia , Zimbabwe ),Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

You Can Also Check The Holidays In Other Months,

            December        February                 March                   April                  May              June 


Jan 2: Winter Solstice (Nyilo)( Bhutan) , New Year's (Day 2) (Georgia, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo), Berchtold Day (Liechtenstein),  Public Holiday (January) (Botswana), New Year (observed)(Mauritius)

Jan 4: Independence Day (Myanmar), Martyrs of Independence Day (Congo Democratic Republic), Day of King Amador (Sao Tome and Principe)

Jan 6: Epiphany (Puerto Rico, Greece, Sweden, United Kingdom), Three Kings Day (US) , The Three Wise Men Day(Venezuela, Uruguay),

Jan 7: Victory over Genocide Day (Cambodia), Orthodox Christmas Day (Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, United Kingdom, Eritrea), Christmas Day(Kosovo), Ethiopian Christmas Day (Ethiopia)

Jan 8: Orthodox Christmas Day observed (Kazakhstan, Kosovo)

Jan 9: Peace Agreement Day (South Sudan)

Jan 10: Majority Rule Day (The Bahamas), Vodoun Festival (Benin)

Jan 12: Geok Tepe Memorial Day (Turkmenistan), Zanzibar Revolution Day (Tanzania)

Jan 13: Democracy Day (Cabo Verde), Liberation Day (Togo)

Jan 14: Tamil Thai Pongal Day (Sri Lanka), Defenders of the Motherland Day (Uzbekistan), Orthodox New Year (United Kingdom), Revolution and Youth Day (Tunisia)

Jan 15: Martin Luther King Jr Day (Puerto Rico, US), John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)

Jan 16: Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination (Congo Democratic Republic)

Jan 17: Traditional Day of Offerings (Bhutan), Anniversary of Prime Minister Patrice Emery Lumumba’s Assassination (Congo Democratic Republic)

Jan 18: Sonam Losar (Tamang New Year) (Nepal)

Jan 19: Orthodox Epiphany (Georgia, Ethiopia)

Jan 20: Heroes' Day (Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau)

Jan-25: Betico Croes' Birthday (Aruba)

Jan-21: Errol Barrow Day (Barbados)

Jan-22: Errol Barrow Day observed (Barbados)

Jan 22: National Heroes Day (Cayman Islands)

Jan 31: Independence Day (Nauru) , Meak Bochea Day(Cambodia ), Thaipusam (Malaysia), Adhi Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day(Sri Lanka), Thaipoosam Cavadee(Mauritius)

3. Common Local / State Holidays in January 2018:

Jan 1: New Year's Eve observed (US, Switzerland)

Jan-2: Day after New Year’s Day (Canada), New Year's weekend ( China),Berchtold Day(Switzerland)

Jan 6: Epiphany (Germany, Switzerland)

Jan 11: Kosrae Constitution Day (Micronesia)

Jan 15 : Robert E Lee's Birthday (US), State Holiday (US), Idaho Human Rights Day (US),      Civil Rights Day(US),

Jan 19: Robert E Lee's Birthday

Jan 29: St. Valero's Feast (Spain)

Jan 31: Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) (United Kingdom)

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4. Restricted Holidays in January 2018:

Jan 1: New Year's Day (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan)

Jan 5: Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (India)

Jan 6: Orthodox Christmas Eve (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia)

Jan 7: Orthodox Christmas Day (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Jan 14: Pongal (India)

Jan 15: Makar Sankranti (India)

Jan 19: Epiphany (Orthodox) (Macedonia)

Jan 22: Vasant Panchami (India)

Jan 27: St Sava's Day (Macedonia)

5. Gazetted Holidays in January 2018:

Jan 26: Republic Day (India)

Jan 31: Guru Ravidas Jayanti (India)

6. Observance Holidays in January 2018:

Jan 1: Feast of the Holy Family (Spain)

Jan 6: Epiphany (Canada), Epiphany (Cuba), The Three Wise Men Day (Honduras), Day of the Holy Kings (Mexico), The Three Wise Men Day (Peru )

Jan 7: Pioneers Day (Liberia)

Jan 9: Day of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

You Can Also Check The Holidays In Other Months,

           July                       August          September          October            November       December


Jan 13: Stephen Foster Memorial Day (US), Constitution Day(Mongolia), National Children's Day(Thailand)

Jan 14: Old New Year (Russia), Orthodox New Year (Serbia, Ukraine)

Jan 16: Signing of the Peace Accords (El Salvador), Teachers’ Day (Thailand)

Jan 22: Franco-German Day (Germany), Ukrainian Unity Day (Ukraine)

Jan 25: Tatiana Day (Ukraine), Burns Night (United Kingdom)

Jan 27: Remembrance Day for the Victims of National Socialism (Germany), Spirituality Day/St Sava's Day (Serbia)

Jan 28: José Martí´s Birthday Memorial (Cuba), European Privacy Day (Germany)

Jan 29: Kansas Day (US)

Jan 30: The Three Holy Hierarchs (Greece)

Jan 31: Tu Bishvat (Israel), Thaipusam (Singapore)

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