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Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 11:17 IST

New year 2024: Festivals and days of importance that will fall in January

January is full of festivals, days of importance and several occasions to get together with your family and loved ones.

Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti | Image:Unsplash
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January is the time for festivities and celebratory cheer as we all want the year to start on a great note. Right from new year celebrations on 1st January to Lohri in the 2nd week and then India’s republic day, the month promises a lot of joy. Here are some of the festivals that will make your January truly eventful.

Begin the year on a spiritual note with Kala Ashtami on 4th January, Pradosh Vrat on 9th January and Masik Shivaratri on the same day. The second week also sees National Youth Day on 12th January to celebrate Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. Lohri, a very important festival in Punjab and Haryana falls on the very next day, which is 13th January. Vinayaka Chaturthi will be celebrated on 14th January.

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Lohri festival; | Image: Unsplash

Then begins celebrations across India as Pongal and Makar Sankranti fall on 15th January. People fly kites and eat til or sesame made desserts to celebrate the festival. Bhogali Bihu, an important Assamese festival, will be celebrated on 16th January. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is next and it will be falling on 17th January.

The last week of the month is all about national pride and patriotism. It begins with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti on 23rd January. On 26th January, India celebrates its Republic Day. It is a national holiday and a reminder to be grateful for our freedom fighters and for our Constitution, which made India the country that it has become. Finally, the month will end on a solemn note as 30th January is the day of Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom.

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Republic day celebrations | Image: Unsplash

January is full of festivals, days of importance and several occasions to get together with your family and loved ones. In our busy lives, an excuse is all we need to celebrate and January will give us several reasons to do just that.

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 10:59 IST

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