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Birthstone:  Garnet


Flower of the month:  Carnation

Health Awareness:  National Blood Donor Month

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Holidays and Events:


1st - New Year's Day:  Also simply called New Year or New Year's, is observed on

January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the

Julian calendar.

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

Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Chinese New Year is a major holiday in Greater China and has strongly influenced

lunar new year celebrations of China's neighbouring cultures, including the

Korean New Year (seol), the Tết of Vietnam, and the Losar of Tibet.[3] It is also

celebrated worldwide in regions and countries with significant Overseas Chinese

 populations, including Singapore,[4] Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar,[5] Thailand,

Cambodia, the Philippines,[6] and Mauritius,[7] as well as many in North America

and Europe.[8][9][10]

Chinese New Year is associated with several myths and customs.

The festival was traditionally a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.


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