January Festival 2019
January Festivals/जनवरी त्योहार is the first month of the year in our modern day Gregorian calendar, and its predecessor the Julian calendar. It consists of 31 days and the first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day. It is named after the Roman god, Janus.
The month of January Festivals was added to the Roman calendar by Numa Pompilius around 700 BCE so that the calendar would equal a standard lunar year of 355 days. January became the first month of the year around 450 BCE, although March was originally the first month of the year in the old Roman calendar.
On average, it is the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the second month of winter(January Festivals). In the Southern Hemisphere January is a summer month the equivalent of July. Sometimes the Saxons called January the wolf month because hungry wolves would come into their towns searching for food this time of year.
India is a land of festivals(January Festivals). Celebrations are a part of each month of the calendar in this country. There are different reasons behind these celebrations and occasions. The uniqueness about each is that they are celebrated in different parts of the country under different names.
Every beginning prompts us to thoughtfully consider past events that have accumulated to this present moment. Each of our moments stack up, one upon the other only to meet our present day, and then these moments unfold into our future(January Festivals). Janus, with all his hindsight and foresight opens doors of both reflection of our past and contemplation of our future.
In essence, the god Janus is kind of a bellhop or doorman for the mansions within our soul. Before us and behind us are endless doorways of potential and possibilities(January Festivals). Janus is privy to all of these potentials, and January proposes a perfect alignment of energies that allow the opening of all these doors so we may view the contents (insights, possibilities, and reflections) inside.
Various Christian feast dates were used for the New Year in Europe during the Middle Ages, including March 25 (Feast of the Annunciation) and December 25(January Festivals). However, medieval calendars were still displayed in the Roman fashion with twelve columns from January to December.
January Festival List 2019
- Nav-varsh Putrada/नव-वर्ष पुत्रदा 01-01-2019
- Shaneshchari Amavasya/शनैश्चरी अमावस्या 05-01-2019
- Surya Grahan/सूर्य ग्रहण 06-01-2019
- Lohri/लोहड़ी 13-01-2019
- Makar Sankranti/मकर संक्रान्ति 14-01-2019
- Putrada Ekadashi/पुत्रदा एकादशी 17-01-2019
- Paush Purnima/पौषी पूर्णिमा 21-01-2019
- Magh Snan Start/माघ स्नान प्रारम्भ 21-01-2019
- Chandra Grahan/चन्द्र ग्रहण 21-01-2019
- Subhash Jayanti/सुभाष जयंती 23-01-2019
- Ganesh Sankasht Chaturthi/गणेश संकष्ट चतुर्थी 24-01-2019
- Republic Day/गणतंत्र दिवस 26-01-2019
- Shattila Ekadashi/षट्तिला एकादशी 31-01-2019
- Khagras Chandra grahan/खग्रास चन्द्रग्रहण 31-01-2019