Some January Interfaith Inspirations:
Happy New Year! ~ December 31st ~ January 1st ~ Interfaith Celebration
Buddhist ~ Mahayana New Year January 2-4
In Mahayana countries, new year starts 1st full moon in Jan with local & regional variations
Christian ~ Twelfth Night January 5
Christian observance of the close of Christmastide and prelude to Epiphany which begins the next day.
Sikh ~ Guru Gobindh Singh Birthday January 5
A celebration of the 10th guru of the Sikhs; the day includes prayers for prosperity.
Sikh Maghi January 13 ~
Sikh commemoration of a battle in which forty Sikhs died for Guru Gobindh Singh Ji.
Christianity Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25
Bahai World Religion Day January 21 (Begins sundown 20th)
~ Begun in 1950 by the Bahai people
Hindu Vasant Panchami January 22
Hindu celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of learning ~ begins the Hindu spring season
Judaism Tu BiShvat January 31
begins at sundown on Tue, 30 January 2018. Jewish celebration of the coming of spring
by preparation of foods native to Israel. It is also known as "New Year for Trees" -
a method for determining the age of trees for tithing purposes.
Some brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!