2023 Author: Priscilla Miln | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 06:25
As they say, give a man freedom - every day there will be days off. At the same time, the January holidays are the very first of the year. We all love the first winter month because it has many holidays, and, accordingly, days off. But few of us really know what the January holidays are, how we relax these days. Where it is written is also not known to everyone. And what to do after the January holidays? In this article, we will deal with all these issues.
What celebrations come to mind when we say "January holidays"? Of course, first of all it is the New Year, Christmas and Epiphany. However, apart from them, there is a huge number of both Russian and international holidays. Nevertheless, let's talk about everything in order.
Holidays of the first decade of January
New Year, which comes on the first of January, is the favorite holiday of all children and adults. In ourcountry, as in many other countries, it is traditionally celebrated on the night of December 31 to January 1. On a wonderful holiday, it is traditionally customary to give gifts to each other and say warm words and wishes. Each year has its own symbol in accordance with the Eastern calendar. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, and so on.
In addition, the same day marks the World Day of Peace. This is a significant date for the Roman Catholic Church. In the Vatican, this is a day off, and in Brazil the same day is also celebrated as the World Day of Universal Fraternity. At the same time, every year on September 21, the International Day of Peace is celebrated at the initiative of the UN.
Christmas Eve comes on the sixth of January. What is the reason for this name? It is associated with the custom of Orthodox Christians to take juicy for food on this day. Sochivo is dried bread grains. They are soaked in water and, simply put, they are porridge. Sochiv for the Orthodox was not only porridge and any lenten food, but also "milk of various seeds." These are oils - sunflower, poppy, hemp, as well as all sorts of others. Such "milk" was seasoned with porridge at the usual time, but especially often - during the forty-day fast before Christmas itself, as well as on Christmas Eve.
Christmas itself is the seventh of January. Great church Christian holiday, established in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Holidays of the second decade of January
January 11 is World Thank You Day - the most polite day of the year! ATin ancient times, our early ancestors, when using words of gratitude, usually used only the verb “thank”. Our ancestors said: “Thank you!” It was at a time when paganism prevailed in our land. But when Christianity came, the original word “thank you” was replaced by “thank you”. That's why people came up with the idea of celebrating Thank You Day on the 11th of January.
Among other things, the Day of Reserves and Parks is coming on January 11 - just on this day, the very first state and national reserve, Barguzinsky, was established in Russia.
Another important date is the Day of the Prosecutor's Office, which comes in the Russian Federation on January 12th. By the way, on this day in 1722, by decree of Peter the Great, a special position was first established - the Prosecutor General. This post was established under the Senate. The holiday has been celebrated by decree of the President of the Russian Federation since 1996. Boris Yeltsin was the President at that time.
January 13 - Press Day in Russia - this significant event is celebrated on this day due to the fact that in 1703 on January 13 in tsarist Russia, by the categorical decree of Peter I, the number of the first Russian newspaper was published. There were no other newspapers in Russia then, and Peter the Great himself was very pleased with this event. The newspaper was called Vedomosti.
Old New Year is celebrated on January 14th. This wonderful and unique holiday was the result of a change in the system of chronology.
Day of the commission for minors - it was on this day in the 20th century that the "Decree on the establishment of commissions for minors" was adopted - notealso January 14th. The purpose of this commission was not to punish teenagers, as it could be, but to provide assistance and support to them, as well as their parents. The Commission on Juvenile Affairs ensures that in the future the child can find himself in this troubled life.
Epiphany Christmas Eve comes on January 18 - this is a cooking evening. At this time, the Orthodox - on the eve of a great Orthodox holiday. An important religious date is called the Theophany of the Lord, or Baptism.
Accordingly, the Epiphany is celebrated on January 19 - on this day the Orthodox Church remembers how the prophet John the Baptist performed the sacred rite. The action that took place in the Jordan River was the baptism of Jesus.
Holidays of the third decade of January
International Hug Day is a non-standard date of the year. According to the tradition of this holiday, it is required to embrace even a stranger in a friendly embrace on this day. It is believed that students came up with this holiday! And it is celebrated on January 21.
Besides this, January 21 is the Day of Engineers. These troops have been leading their history since another decree of Peter the Great, which was announced on January 21, 1701. It was a law on the creation in Moscow of a completely new, previously unparalleled in Russia, School of the Pushkar order. That is why this holiday is celebrated on this day. Artillery officers and military engineers were trained at this school.
Tatiana's day, January 25,approved by decree of the President of the Russian Federation as a professional holiday for many Russian students. It is celebrated on January 25 according to the new style because Moscow State University was established in 1755. Just since then, St. Tatiana has been considered one of the patrons of students. By the way, this name itself - Tatiana - means "organizer" in Greek and came from antiquity.
Navy Navigator's Day - January 25: in the 18th century, Peter the Great decided to teach navigators the laws, as well as the rules of navigation. However, the holiday itself has been celebrated only since 1997.
But on January 26 comes the Day of the Customs Officer, which was first celebrated in 1983. This date is dedicated to the anniversary of the world organization responsible for customs borders.
Car Invention Day is celebrated on the day when the creator of the car, Benz, received a patent for his remarkable invention. It's January 29th.
Day of Father Frost and his granddaughter Snow Maiden - this day in Russia was considered a popular winter holiday, on which people glorified Father Frost and his granddaughter Snow Maiden. Celebrated on January 30th.
What other holidays are there in January?
In addition to holidays known in Russia, there are also international holidays in January, among which:
- The birthday of a regular straw for cocktails is January 3rd.
- Newton's Day comes in January, the 4th.
- World Day of the rather famous band The Beatles - January 16; they are considered the ancestorsheavy music.
- Children's Invention Day. A very interesting and cute date falls on January 17th.
- Handwriting Day - January 23; it is also called Handwriting Day.
- The date of the funny International Popsicle Day is January 24th.
- Personal and Personal Data Protection Day is celebrated on January 28th.
- Day of mobilization against the most serious threat - nuclear war - comes on January 29.
- International No Internet Day - January 31st.
Many of the listed January holidays are popular in our country. But a good question arises: “What are the weekends for the January holidays?” Now we will look into this problem, taking into account Russian legislation.
January holiday weekend
You can see what official days off are for the January holidays and others throughout the year in the Labor Code of the Russian Federation. In particular, Article 112 of the Labor Code establishes an official holiday from the first to the eighth of January. These days are New Year holidays. And January 7 is Christmas itself, also a non-working day.
Days off on other January holidays, for example, professional ones, can be set independently in a particular organization. However, once again it is worth noting that the Labor Code classifies only the first eight days as public holidays in January.
When to work in January?
Based on the above, we can conclude that work in the Januaryholidays are not carried out. We start work almost in the middle of the month, when all the celebrations are over. The specific number is set annually by the Government of the Russian Federation.
Transfer of January holidays
By the way, the government of the Russian Federation, in agreement with the President of the Russian Federation, annually decides to postpone non-working and public holidays, which may fall on weekends, to other days, for example, on January 10 or 11, or even to other months.
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