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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)."

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)

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


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

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