January 2 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
January 2 Bank Holiday
Japan Bank Holiday
New Year Day
Cuba National Holiday
New Year's Day (Day 2)
Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Heroes’ Day/Ancestors’ Day
Haiti National/legal Holiday
New Year's (Day 2)
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Berchtold Day
Multiple [Show] Common Local Holidays
Day After New Year’s Day
Canada (Quebec) Local Holiday
Special non-working day after New Year
Philippines Special Non-working Holiday
Second Day of New Year's Day
Serbia National Holiday
Second Day of New Year
Kosovo Official Holiday
New Year's Day (day 2)
Multiple [Show] National Holiday
2nd January
United kingdom (Scotland) Local Holiday
Day after New Year's Day
Romania National Holiday
New Year's Day observed
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Republic Day/New Year's Day observed
Taiwan National Holiday
New Year observed
Grenada Public Holiday
New Year's Eve observed
Thailand National Holiday
New Year's Day Holiday
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Carnival Day
Saint kitts and nevis Public Holiday
New Year's Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
International New Year's Day observed
Vietnam National Holiday
New Year's Day Observed
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
New Year (Extra Holiday)
Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday
Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day
- Weird
Science Fiction Day
- Weird
New Year's weekend
China National Holiday
New Year Holiday Week
Russia National Holiday
National Science Fiction Day
- Weird
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
- Weird
National Buffet Day
- Weird
National Cream Puff Day
- Weird

Historical Events on January 2

  • 1777: General George Washington and American forces drive back a British attack at the Battle of Assunpink Creek during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1788: The state of Georgia becomes the 4th state to ratify the Constitution of the U.S.
  • 1791: The Big Bottom Massacre begins in the Ohio Country. This would become known as the start of the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1863: After stopping for just one day, the Battle of Stones River starts up again during the American Civil War.
  • 1941: Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales is extremely damaged by Nazi bombing during WWII.
  • 1942: The FBI convicts over thirty members of a German spy ring. This spy ring was headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne and is known as one of the biggest cases of espionage in modern U.S history.
  • 1942: Japanese forces capture the city of Manila in the Philippines during WWII.
  • 1945: Allied forces drop an enormous amount of bombs on the city of Nuremberg in Germany during World War II.
  • 1959: The Soviet Union launches Luna 1.
  • 2004: The Stardust Spacecraft successfully completes its mission by flying past the Comet Wild 2. As it does so, it collects samples that are returned to NASA.
  • 2006: Twelve miners are trapped and killed in a Sago, West Virginia mine. 1 miner managers to survive.

Famous Birthdays on January 2

  • Russian-American author and chemist, Isaac Asimov is born in 1920.
  • American journalist and author Rober Goralski is born in 1928.
  • English author, poet and playwright, Peter Redgrove is born in 1932.
  • American singer-songwriter Roger Miller is born in 1936.
  • American computer scientists Dana Ulery is born in 1938.
  • American zoologist Jack Hanna is born in 1947.
  • American poet and historian, David Shapiro is born in 1947.
  • American journalist and author Judith Miller is born in 1948.
  • American actress Gabrielle Carteris is born in 1961.
  • American model Christy Turlington is born in 1969.
  • American actor Taye Diggs is born in 1971.
  • American actress Renee Elise Goldsberry is born in 1971.

Grandparents Day

Sweetest Day

Diwali

All Saints’ Day

Marine Corps Birthday

Thanksgiving

Winter Solstice

Christmas