Wednesday, January 4
* Ghambar Maidyarem ends - Zoroastrianism
A celebration for the creation of animals, and a time for the equitable sharing of food with all.
Thursday, January 5
* Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji - Sikhism
A celebration in honor of the tenth and final Sikh master [1666 - 1708 C.E.], who created the Brotherhood of the Pure (Khalsa) and who declared the scriptures (Adi Granth) to be the guru for all Sikhs from that time onward. This date is used by adherents of the Nanakshahi tradition.
Friday, January 6
* Epiphany - Christianity (Western and some Eastern churches)
Marking the traditional date of the visitation of the Magi to meet the infant Jesus and the end of the twelve days of Christmas, also known as Día de los Reyes (Day of the Kings). In Armenian Christian churches, this date is celebrated as the Feast of the Nativity. Most Western churches celebrate this feast as Epiphany, which comes from the Latin word meaning "manifestation"; in Ethiopian Orthodox churches it is known as Timkat and is celebrated on January 19th.
* Feast of the Theophany - Christianity (some Eastern churches)
In some Eastern churches, this feast is associated with the baptism of Jesus by John and Jesus' first recorded miracle in the Gospels, where he changed water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana. This celebration begins at sundown on the previous day. In Eastern churches using the Julian calendar, this feast occurs on January 19th.
Saturday, January 7
* Christmas - Christianity (some Eastern churches)
The celebration of Jesus' birth begins at sundown on this day, according to the Julian calendar used in some Orthodox churches.
Monday, January 9
* Seijin-no-hi - Shintō
Coming-of-Age Day, a Japanese national holiday in which families travel to shrines and announce to the gods that their children have reached adulthood. Prayers are offered for the children's wellbeing and lifelong health.