January Fun Facts

January Associations:



January is not just a month best known for introducing the New Year. Behind this month lies many attributes:

Flower associated with January: Carnation

Birthstone associated with January: Garnet

Season: Winter




  • January is the first month of the Gregorian and Julian calendars
  • The word January originates from Latin – Ianua meaning door
  • January is associated with Roman mythology named after the God Janus
  • The God Janus has two faces – one looking to the past and one to the future
  • There are 31 days in January
  • Best holiday: 1st January
  • Weather: One of the coldest months of the year
  • Astrological Signs: Capricorn (until 19th January) Aquarius (from 20th January)

Famous people born in January:

  • 1st January 1879 – E M Forster – English Novelist
  • 15th January 1929 – Martin Luther King – Civil Rights Leader
  • 30th January 1937 – Venessa Redgrave – Successful Actress

January’s association with:

Mind: It is usually in January that we think about bringing change in ourselves

Body: We also like to begin a healthy way of living for our bodies

Soul: We usually get a feeling of freshness (if not already burdened with major stress)

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