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January 2017

1

Naming of Jesus

Christian observance marking the naming and circumcision of Jesus.

1

Gangitsu/Oshogatsu

Japanese New Year.

5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh

Sikh festival marking the birth of the 10th Guru. (Nanakshahi calendar)

6

Epiphany

Christian festival marking the appearance of the baby Jesus to the Magi.

6

Orthodox Christmas Eve

Observed by Orthodox Church; also known as Theophany.

7

Orthodox Christmas

Celebration of birth of Christ in the Eastern Church (NB: the Armenian Church celebrates Christmas on 6 Jan.)

14

Lohri/Makar Sankrant

Hindu day of almsgiving.

16

Shinran Memorial Day

Buddhist remembrance for Shonen Shinran.

18-25

Week of prayer for Christian Unity

Honours Christian ecumenical movement through prayers for unity.

25

Honen Memorial Day

Buddhist remembrance of Shonen Bo Geku, teacher of Pure Land school.

27

Holocaust Memorial Day

National day of remembrance for victims of the holocaust.

28

Yuan Tan

Chinese New Year: 2017 is the year of the rooster.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2016