January is the first month of the year; it is one of the seven months that have 31 days. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is typically the warmest month of the year, and the opposite is typical of the Northern Hemisphere.

 ≅ special days in january

New Year's Day January 1.
Handsel Monday in Scotland and northern England First Monday.
Coptic Christmas January 7.
Plough Sunday in Scotland and northern England Sunday after January 6.
Coming-of-Age Day in Japan Second Monday.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States Third Monday.
Australia Day in Australia January 26.
Republic Day in India January 26.
Makara Sankranthi (Festival of Harvest) in India January 15.
Auckland Anniversary in Auckland, New Zealand Monday closest to January 29.

 ≅ more about january

Birthstone: Garnet.
Birth flower: Carnation or snowdrop.
Chinese floral emblem: Plum blossom.
Japanese floral emblem: Camellia.

 ≅ taken from Wikipedia

Special thanks to my Secret Santa 2009 for this layout and many of the codes. ♥