Days of Significance January 2019

Posted January 9, 2019

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world!

If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher, Ms. Kuchma or Ms. Jones. If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would love to hear from you.

Jan 1 New Year’s Day

Gantan-sai New Year

Canadian Government


Jan 5 Mehergan (1st Full Moon in 2019)


Twelfth Night




Jan 6 Feast of the Epiphany /Dia de los Reyes Christianity Eastern Orthodox and Western
Jan 7 Fest of the Nativity/Orthodox Christmas

Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas

Christianity Eastern Orthodox


Jan 13 Baptism of Jesus

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh


Punjabi Lohri




Hinduism (Punjabi)

Jan 14 New Year (on the Gregorian Calendar) Christianity Eastern Orthodox
Jan 15 Makara Sankranti Hinduism
Jan 14-17 Thai Pongal (January 14 Main Festival) Hinduism/Tamil
Jan 17 Pasha Putrada Ekadashi Hinduism
Jan 20 World Religion Day Baha’i
Jan 21 Feast of the Wedding of Cana at Galilee

Mahayana New Year

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Christianity Ethiopian Orthodox


USA Federal Holiday

Jan 21-25 No Name Calling Week Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Jan 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the holocaust

St. Sava Devine Service

United Nations

Christianity Serbian Orthodox


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