January 2023

  • Young woman in wheelchair directing on a film production set

Love your Liver Month / Dry January


New Year's Day

 

World Braille Day

World Braille Day, celebrated since 2019, is observed to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realisation of the human rights for blind and partially-sighted people

 

 

 

 

 

Epiphany | Christian

End of the 12 days of Christmas. Celebrates visit of the Magi (Three Kings or Three Wise Men) to baby Jesus. Especially important to Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics

 

                                 

 

 

 

Christmas Day | Orthodox

 

Bodhi Day | Buddhist

Celebration of the enlightenment of Buddha, ca. 596 BCE

 

 

 

 

Makar Sankranti | Hindu

Celebrates the sun’s journey into the northern hemisphere. One of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar

 

 

 

 

World Religion Day

Every year on the third Sunday in January, people from all cultures and backgrounds come together for World Religion Day. The day celebrates the commonality of the major faiths of the world

 

 

 

World Religion Day Blog | Eleanor Glanville 

 

 

 

 

Mahayana New Year | Buddhist

 

 

Chinese New Year | Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist 

Year of the Rabbit 

 

 

   Cervical Cancer Prevention Week       

23rd - 29th January 

 

             

Cervical Cancer Awareness | Eleanor Glanville (lincoln.ac.uk)

 

                 

 

 

 

 Holocaust Memorial Day 

'Ordinary People' is the theme for 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day | Eleanor Glanville (lincoln.ac.uk)