January 2022

  • 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






Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

17–23 January 2022





Mahayana New Year | Buddhist


Holocaust Memorial Day 

'One Day' is the theme for 2022