The flower symbols for January are snowdrop & carnation. (Snowdrop is pictured above.)
January's Birthstone is the garnet.
January is named for Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway. In Roman mythology, where the Latin word for door (ianua) comes from - January is the door to the year.
January is National Blood Donor Month, Braille Literacy Month, Mentoring Month, Hobby Month, Baking Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Soup Month,
Slow Cooking Month, Thank You Month
and Staying Healthy Month.
January 1st is New Year's Day. It is also both the furthest away and closest day to December 31.
On January 4, 1896, Utah became the 45th state.
On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state.
January 8 is Elvis Presley's birthday.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on
the third Monday in January.