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  Movable January Holidays & Events!
Plough Monday /Plough Sunday 
(generally the first Monday after Twelfth Day (Epiphany), 6 January)
"The day traditionally saw the resumption of work after the Christmas period. In some areas, particularly in northern England and East Anglia, a plough was hauled from house to house in a procession, collecting money. They were often accompanied by musicians, an old woman or a boy dressed as an old woman, called the "Bessy", and a man in the role of the "fool". 'Plough Pudding' is a boiled suet pudding, containing meat and onions, it is from Norfolk and is eaten on Plough Monday."

Coming of Age Day (成人の日, Seijin no Hi?)
"Coming of Age Day (second Monday) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include the coming of age ceremonies (成人式, seijin-shiki?) held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties amongst family and friends. After ceremonies, the young adults often gather in groups and go to parties or go out drinking."

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Federal Holiday (third Monday in January) pp
"Martin Luther King Jr Day is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15. It is one of four United States federal holidays to commemorate an individual person.

Super Bowl Sunday! (final Sunday)
"The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the premier association of professional American football. In most years, the Super Bowl is the most-watched American television broadcast. The day on which the Super Bowl is played is now considered to be a de facto American national holiday, called Super Bowl Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day, after Thanksgiving Day." On this day many taligate parties are held-

Movable January Holidays
 • National Sanctity of Human Life Day (third Sunday in January) pp
 • Handsel Day - in Scotland; traditionally handsel - in presents were given by employers to their              staff, rather than on Christmas Day. In some areas this was done on January 12th. (1st Monday)
 • Passport Presentation Day - in Russia - usually Jan. 2  (1st Workday)
 • Gals Night Out (1st Friday)
 • Thermopolis Day - in Wyoming (1st Friday)
 • "First Friday" at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 • Leisure Suit Saturday (1st Saturday)
 • Straw Bear Day (Saturday before Plough Monday) 
 • Volunteer Fireman's Day (2nd Sunday)
 • Holy Family Day (2nd Sunday)
 • Meitlisunntig - in Switzerland (2nd Sunday)
 • Secret Pal Day (2nd Sunday)
 • National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day (2nd Monday)
 • Show and Tell Day at Work (2nd Monday)
 • What You Don't Know Day (2nd Tuesday)
 • Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day (2nd Tuesday)
 • Make Your Dreams Come True Day (2nd Wednesday)
 • Pharmacists Day (2nd Thursday)
 • Festa do Bonfim begins - in Brazil (2nd Thursday)
 • Family Communications Day (2nd Thursday)
 • Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day (2nd Thursday)
 • Bald Eagle Appreciation Days (2nd Weekend)
 •  International Fetish Day (3rd Friday)
 • World Religion Day (3rd Sunday) 
 • Golden Globe Awards  (3rd Sunday)
 • Human Relations Day (3rd Monday)
 • Elementary School Teachers Day (3rd Monday)
 • Junk Food News Alert Day (3rd Monday)
 • Lee-Jackson Day - in Virginia (3rd Monday)
 • Maintenance Day (3rd Wednesday)
 • Guys Night Out (3rd Thursday)
 • World Championship Snow Sculpture Contest - in Breckenridge, Colorado (3rd Weekend)
 • Ati-Atihan Festival begins - in Philippines (3rd Saturday)
 • National School Nurse Day (4th Wednesday)
 • Up-Helly-Aa - in Scotland  (final Tuesday)
 • Backwards Day (final Tuesday)
 • Get To Know Your Customer Day (third Thursday of each quarter)

January En-us-January.ogg (pronunciation) (help·info)
"is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere.

"Various Christian feast dates were used for the New Year in Europe during the Middle Ages, including March 25 and December 25. However, medieval calendars were still displayed in the Roman fashion of twelve columns from January to December. Beginning in the sixteenth century, European countries began officially making January 1 the start of the New Year once again — sometimes called Circumcision Style because this was the date of the Feast of the Circumcision, being the eighth day from December 25."

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Significant January:
Flower of the monthCarnation, Snowdrop.
 Zodiac Signs:  Capricorn / Pisces
 Moon Names: Old Moon, Moon after Yule, Storm Moon
When is the Full Moon for January?
January Birthstone:  Garnet / Meaning: Constancy
Historical Names for January!
"In Finnish, the month is called tammikuu, meaning month of the oak, but the original meaning was the month of the heart of winter, as tammi has initially meant axis or core. In Czech this month is called leden, meaning ice month In Ukrainian it is січень meaning cutting or slicing perhaps refering to the wind."
January History
"January is named after Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) - January is the door to the year. Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, totalling 304 days, winter being considered a monthless period.round 713 BC, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February, allowing the calendar to equal a standard lunar year (355 days). Although March was originally the first month in the old Roman Calendar, January became the first month of the calendar year either under Numa or under the Decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers differ). In contrast, years in dates were identified by naming two consuls, who entered office on May 1 and March 15 before 153 BC when they began to enter office on January 1.
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Norfolk Plough Pudding

8 ounces self rising flour
1 pinch salt
3 ounces shredded suet
1 lb pork sausage
8 slices streaky bacon, chopped
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon chopped sage
1/2 ounce brown sugar
water or
pork stock

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