This is our day guide for Friday January 1st 2021 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on January 1st 2021

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, let’s end stigma and make Canada a safer place for people living with dementia.

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Veganuary

Veganuary

Find out the dates and background to Veganuary

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Feast of St Basil

Feast of St Basil

On January 1 the Greek Orthodox church commemorates Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.

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National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month

Find out the dates and background to National Mentoring Month

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National Bloody Mary Day

National Bloody Mary Day

This famous cocktail is said to have originated in Paris at the start of the 1920s.

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Dry January

Dry January

In January we are encouraged to give up alcohol and go vegan. Both probably sponsored by the February Marketing Board.

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Public Holidays on January 1st 2021

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

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