January 2 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday 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
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
Run It up the Flagpole and See If Anyone Salutes It Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
Day after New Year's Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Berchtold Day Switzerland (14 Cantons) Common Local Holidays
Carnival Day Saint Kitts and Nevis Public Holiday
National Science Fiction Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day - Unofficial (Health & Body, Sports)
National Buffet Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Cream Puff Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Thank God It’s Monday Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
New Year's Day Anguilla Public Holiday
New Year's Day Anguilla Public Holiday
New Year's Day observed Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
New Year observed Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
New Year's Day Observed Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Day After New Year's Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
New Year's weekend China Common Local Holiday
New Year Holiday Week Russia National Holiday
Republic Day/New Year's Day observed Taiwan National Holiday
International New Year's Day observed Vietnam National Holiday
New Year holiday Slovenia National Holiday
Reconquest Day Spain (Granada) Local Holiday
New Year's Day Holiday United Kingdom Bank Holiday
Day off for New Year Angola Public Holiday
Public Holiday (January) Botswana Public Holiday
New Year (Day 2) Mauritius Public Holiday
National Folic Acid Awareness Week - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Health & Body)
Swiss Cheese Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Pet Travel Safety Day - Unofficial (Animals)
55 Mph Speed Limit Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
Weigh-In Day - Unofficial (Health & Body)
Happy Mew Year For Cats Day - Unofficial (Animals)
Motivation And Inspiration Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
World Introvert Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)

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.

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