Wednesday, January 25
*Memorial of Hōnen Shonin - Buddhism
Anniversary of the death in 1212 C.E. of the founder of the Jōdo Shu (Pure Land) school of Mahāyāna Buddhism in Japan.
Friday, January 27
*Chinese / Vietnamese / Korean New Year - Buddhism / Confucianism / Taoism
The first day after the new moon is a religious and cultural festival for Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese persons, marking the first day of the year 4715, the Year of the Rooster.