Flower of the month: Carnation
Health Awareness: National Blood Donor Month
National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Holidays and Events:
January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the
New Year’s Day Rose parade: Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced
America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and
Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years.
15th - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.,
and sometimes referred to as MLK Day): An American federal holiday marking the
birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January
each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15, 1929.
27th - International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The United Nations General
Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of
lunar new year celebrations of China's neighbouring cultures, including the
celebrated worldwide in regions and countries with significant Overseas Chinese
Chinese New Year is associated with several myths and customs.
The festival was traditionally a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.