January 1 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
New Year's Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
New Year's Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
New Year Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
New Year Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Liberation Day Cuba National Holiday
Republic Day/New Year's Day Taiwan National Holiday
New Year's Day/Independence Day Haiti National/legal Holiday
Republic Day Slovakia National Holiday
Restoration of the Czech Independence Day Czech Republic National Holiday
Independence Day Cameroon Public Holiday
Independence Day Sudan Public Holiday
Polar Bear Plunge Day - Unofficial (Sports)
International New Year's Day Vietnam National Holiday
New Year's Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
National Hangover Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Fun & Joy)
National Bloody Mary Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
January 1 Bank Holiday Multiple [Show] Bank Holiday
Diet Resolution Week - Unofficial (Health & Body)
National Silent Record Week - Unofficial
Celebration Of Life Week - Unofficial (Appreciation & Honor, Lifestyle)
New Year’s Resolutions Week - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National Mentoring Month - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
National CBD Month - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Bath Safety Month - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Black Diamond Month - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National Blood Donor Month - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Health & Body)
National Braille Literacy Month - Unofficial (Education & Reading)
National Hobby Month - Unofficial (Hobby & Creativity, Lifestyle)
National Hot Tea Month - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Oatmeal Month - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Slavery And Human Trafficking Prevention Month - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Slow Cooking Month - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Soup Month - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Sunday Supper Month - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Relationships & Family)
Global Family Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Public Domain Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment, Education & Reading)
National First Foot Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)
Apple Gifting Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Relationships & Family)
Z Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Ring A Bell Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)
Copyright Law Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Euro Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)
Commitment Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)

Historical Events on January 1

  • 1707: John V becomes Portugal’s King.
  • 1739: French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.discovers what would become known as Bouvet Island.
  • 1773: “1 Chronicles 17: 16-17” is performed for the first time following a sermon given by John Newton in Olney, Buckinghamshire in England. This hymn would later become known as Amazing Grace.
  • 1776: After intense fighting by Royal Navy and Continental Army forces, the city of Norfolk in Virginia catches on fire during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1781: During the American Revolutionary War, fifteen hundred soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment rebel against the Continental Army’s winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey. This would become known as the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny of 1781.
  • 1801: The largest known object to date in the Asteroid Belt – a minor planet known as Ceres – is discovered on this day by Giuseppe Piazzi.
  • 1808: Importing slaves into the U.S is outlawed on this day, although slavery remains legal.
  • 1847: The Sisters of Mercy establish the first hospital in the U.S with the name “Mercy” in it. “Mercy” would eventually go on to grace over thirty hospitals all over the world.
  • 1892: Ellis Island opens on this day and begins processing immigrants into the U.S.
  • 1908: At midnight, for the first time in American history, a ball is dropped in New York’s Times Square to announce the start of New Year.
  • 1927: In Mexico, the Cristero War starts.

Famous Birthdays on January 1

  • American silversmith and patriot, Paul Revere is born in 1735.
  • American general Anthony Wayne is born in 1745.
  • American seamstress Betsy Ross is born in 1752.
  • British science writer Jane Marcet is born in 1769.
  • English author and playwright, E.M. Forster is born in 1879.
  • American actor Charles Bickford is born in 1889.
  • Slovenian geographer Anton Melik is born in 1890.
  • American law enforcement official and 1st Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover is born in 1895.
  • American novelist J.D. Salinger is born in 1919.
  • English general John Strawson is born in 1921.
  • American illustrator Jerry Robinson is born in 1922.


Mother’s Day

Corpus Christi

Bastille Day

VJ Day