The name January is derived from the Roman god Janus. According to Roman mythology, in 700 BC, Emperor Numa Pompilius added January to the end of the Roman 10-month calendar. When it was added, Pompilius gave 30 days in January. However, the Romans later made January the first month of the year. Moreover, in 46 B.C. Julius Caesar added one day to January which is why they are 31 in January today.
#January is generally the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
#The same month of January according to the temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere is July!
#In the United Kingdom, some people do “Dry January.” This is an organization that encourages people to stop drinking alcohol for a month to promote public health.
#On the first Monday in January, Handsel Monday is celebrated in Scotland and in the north of England.
#January has two zodiac signs – Capricorn, until January 19, and Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).
#Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was a minister of priests, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a human rights leader. He won the battle against justice and equality. In his words “Injustice anywhere is dangerous to justice everywhere”. Dr. Martin Luther King was a strong speaker. This day is a national holiday in many institutions.
#Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. He is a well-known founder, scientist, and world leader.
#According to Scottish tradition, the first Monday of the New Year is a time for giving presents to children. A few days ago, Christmas was celebrated on 12 days that ended on 5 January. It is believed that the three kings made the decision while on their way to Bethlehem and January 5 was the twelfth day.
#Epiphany is celebrated on the sixth of January. It is a public holiday in various countries such as Austria, Columbia, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Slovakia. According to ancient tradition, three wise men carried and carried gifts for the baby Jesus. In Europe, young people wear a royal robe and visit homes. They are paid for applause, fats, cookies etc. The second ceremony was when St. John the Baptist, christianized Jesus.
#Republic Day in India:The Constitution of India came into force on Republic Day, January 26, 1950. This day was designated as the commemoration of Purna Swaraj Day, which was January 26, 1930. The Constitution gave the citizens of India the power to govern themselves by choosing their own government.
Ever since the historic day, January 26 is celebrated as festival and patriotic fervor in India.