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January

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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of January.

Global

  • 1st: New Years Day (Gregorian calendar) - all night parties and celebrations including fireworks displays in cities and locations worldwide, but especially Western ones
  • Late January or early February: Chinese New Year, celebrated in China, Singapore and anywhere where there are large concentrations of Chinese

Australia

  • 26th: Australia Day in Australia - a public holiday commemorating the arrival of the convict First Fleet in 1788 and the establishment of both the city of Sydney and the colony of New South Wales. It is celebrated by community events in most suburbs and towns around Australia and in grand style in the city centres and Sydney (especially).
  • Australia's largest country music festival is held in Tamworth, northern New South Wales

Canada

  • 5th: Winter Light Fest, [1],Edmonton. This is an attempt at a world class festival of winter in Edmonton. It shall combine Ice on Whyte and a few other events, as well a bunch of new ones to create a winter fest to rival Quebec. It shall run until March.

Ethiopia

  • January 19 (20 on Leap Year): Timkat Festival Christian celebration with reenactments of Baptism and dancing in Gondar

France

  • 1st: The Paris Parade Festival, [2] in Paris

Italy

Philippines

       See also: Festival and Events in the Philippines

  • January 22-26: Dinagyang Festival, A spectacular festival in honor of the Sto. Nino, also one of the most popular festivals in the Philippines and is held Iloilo Cit, streets are filled up with people as dancers dance and as music plays, colors and sound of the festival brighten up the atmosphere.
  • January 31-February 5: Boracay International Fun Board Cup, held in the white sand beach of Boracay, this is the biggest windsurfing event in the Philippines, people around the world gather and compete.

South Africa

  • 31 January to 3 February 2008: MPH Motoring Theatre [5] at the Cocal-Cola Dome [6] in Johannesburg with the guys from BBC's Top Gear show
  • Mid January: Dusi Canoe Marathon, [7], in KwaZulu-Natal

South Korea

  • Late January or early February: Korean Lunar New Year (Seollal), South Korea

Spain

  • Epiphany day is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. National Bank holiday and the official end of the Christmas season in Spain.

Sweden

  • Late January: Kiruna Snow Festival, [8] in Kiruna


Trinidad and Tobago

United Kingdom

  • Last Tuesday in January: Lerwick Up Helly Aa, [10] in Lerwick on the Shetland Islands. A fire festival celebrating the influence of the Vikings on Scotland, culminating in the burning of a Viking galley.

United States of America

Vietnam

  • Late January or early February: Vietnamese New Year (Tết), Vietnam


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