January is rich in a variety of other historical, religious and cultural traditions. It started with two events celebrating the efforts to end the slavery of African Americans. First January is marked day in 1804 when Haiti gained independence from France as a result only successful slave rebellion in history, a 1863 Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation feeing all slaves in Confederate states.
Islam - Arbaeen: January 14
It marks the end of the traditional 40-day mourning after Ashura, which occurred on 24th November 2011. This is the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Islamic prophet Muhammad and third Imam Shi'a Muslims. For Shi'a Muslims, who constitute the vast majority of countries like Iraq and Iran, Arbaeen a day of commemoration and pilgrimage to the Shrine of Hussein at Karbala in Iraq is located.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 's Birthday: 16th Seen January
Born on 15 January, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday is celebrated on the following Monday. Preeminent leader in the United States civil rights movement of the 1960s and early '70s and the use of nonviolence in the pursuit of social justice, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize 1964th He spoke against U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam and was preparing to lead a massive Poor People's March on Washington, when he was killed in Memphis on 4 April, 1968.
Independence and National Days
Number of countries celebrate national independence gets in this month. 11th January, you will enjoy the independence of Morocco Manifesto Memorial Day 1944 at times when it declared independence from colonial rule by France, 18 January, Tunis will mark unseating his monarchy 1957th
26th January, Australians will participate in a national ceremony remembering his unique establishment as a penal colony to relieve the pressures of overcrowding in British prisons, the first prisoners arrived at this day, 1788th It is celebrated as Foundation Day or Anniversary, and now as an Australia Day, the 1817th Although the independent nation, Australia is still part of the British Commonwealth.
February: Holidays and celebrations from many different cultures and traditions
Asian world are preparing for the New Year, the year of the dragon, 23 January And they will be welcomed by the Hindu religion Spring 28th Vasant Panchami in January, celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art.
First, remember that 2012 was a leap year: 29 days this February Also, if one starts in January, February seems to contain many holidays that define many cultures and religions. Second February is Imbolc, Wiccan celebration of fire, light and life back. Muslims will celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Maulid an-Nabi, 4 February and Buddhists in the Mahayana tradition, 15 February will mark the death of the Buddha in 483 BC and the memory of his final achievement of Nirvana. Hindu honor of Shiva 20th February, which, along with Vishnu and Krishna, one of the most important deities in Hinduism. It is observed in the spring and is celebrated fasting, prayer and meditation. Also on this day, in the United States, the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington are combined in a single day of celebration, the President.
In the Asian world, the end of the season The new year will end with the Lantern Festival 6th February (People's Republic of China) and 17 February (Republic of China, Taiwan).