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"January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 363 days remaining until the end of the year (364 in leap years)."
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Holidays and observances
Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday, Scotland
Second day of New Year, Slovenia – Public holidays in Slovenia
Second day of New Year, Serbia – Public holidays in Serbia
Day after New Year's Day, New Zealand – Public holidays in New Zealand

Christian celebrations:
The ninth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
Feast days of the following:
   Basil the Great
   Caspar del Bufalo
   Gregory of Nazianzus
   Macarius the Younger
   Seraphim of Sarov
   Saint Defendens of Thebes
January 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events
366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
533 – Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy
1492 – Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
1777 – American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
1788 – Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
1791 – Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
1818 – The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
1833 – Re-establishment of British rule on the Falklands.
1860 – The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the Académie des Sciences in Paris
1871 – Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
1900 – John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China




















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See Also:
Recipe Directory for Traditional Holiday Food
January Holiday Calendar & Observances
January Food Holidays
Weird January Holidays

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