On this day, many people remember last year's achievements and failures and look forward to the promise of a new year, of a new beginning. As part of his reform, Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honor the month's namesake: Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, whose two faces allowed him to look back into the past and forward into the future.
International World Braille Day
International World Braille Day is celebrated yearly in recognition of the birth of Louis Braille, born on January 4th, 1809. World Braille Day 2022 is observed to raise awareness of the significance of Braille as a means of communication with a full realization of the human rights for partially sighted or blind people.
NRI (Non Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bhartiya Divas
The Non-Resident Indian Day or also known as the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is celebrated every year on 9th January every year. The aim of the event is to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots.
World Hindi Day
World Hindi Day was first celebrated on January 10, 2006. Since then it is elebrated as World Hindi Day every year on 10 January. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, declared 10 January 2006 to be celebrated every year as World Hindi Day.
National Youth Day
National Youth Day, also known as Vivekananda Jayanti, is celebrated on 12 January, being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
Army Day (India)
Indian army day is marked every year on 15 January to remember the event when General KM Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of Independent India. He took control over the Indian Army from General Sir FRR Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief, in 1949.
National Girl child day (India)
The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the government of India, to spread public awareness about inequities that girls face in Indian society.
National Tourism Day(India)
India's National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. It was established by the Indian government to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy.
National Voters Day
In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as "National Voters' Day". It has been started from 25 January 2011 to mark Commission's foundation day.
Republic Day (India)
Republic Day is a public holiday in India where the country marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. This replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India, thus turning the nation into a republic separate from British Raj.
January 30th is observed as Martyr's Day or Shaheed Diwas in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. Martyrs’ Day or Shaheed Divas is also commemorated on March 23 to remember the sacrifice of three extraordinary revolutionaries of India – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar. Every year, this day is observed to pay homage to the unsung heroes of our nation and the freedom fighters who laid their lives for independent, sovereign and liberal India.