January is the first year according to the Gregorian calendar. We are all very happy when we step into the first month of the New Year. Many of us make a lot of resolutions this New Year with a new goal.

But if you ask how many of us know the history of January and the facts behind it, it will definitely be for a very few people. Do you want to know some interesting things about January? If so, keep reading this article.

Fact # 1 The name Jan is derived from the name of the two-faced Roman god Janus. Janus was considered the king of the Latium of central Italy. He is blessed with two heads. Because of this, he could see two different directions. And he could see his past one year and a year later.

Fact # 2 According to Scottish tradition, the first Monday of the New Year is a day of giving gifts to children. Earlier, Christmas celebrations were held for 12 days until January 5th. It is believed that this was the decision taken by the three kings on their trip to Bethlehem, and the 12th of January was the 12th.

Fact # 3 In the Hori Celtic tradition, January 5 is the pinnacle of the 12-day winter season. On this day, people gathered together and greeted each other from the bowl of basil. Vasile means "in good health".

Fact # 4 Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th. It is a public holiday in various countries such as Austria, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Slovakia. According to past belief, the three wise men today brought gifts to the child Jesus. In Europe, adolescents come to their homes dressed as kings. Housewives offer them gifts and cookies.

Fact # 5 The Honorable Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He is a minister of priests, a laureate of peace and a civil rights leader. He won the war against justice and equality. Dr. Martin Luther King is also a strong speaker. It is a national holiday for many companies.

Fact # 6 Born January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin. He is a world-renowned inventor, scientist, and politician.

Fact # 7 During the Anglo-Saxon period, wolves were thought to be very active in January. That's why it's called "Wolf Month."

Fact # 8 January is known as "Divorce Month". Prosecutors expect many couples to file for divorce in January. Experts expect more than 2,000 wives to divorce in January due to rising unemployment.

Fact # 9 In the United States, January is called National Soup Month. Taking a healthy and warm soup while on a cold peak will keep you happy and relaxed. Markets in the US this month are filled with soup vendors. Many delicious traditional American soups will be available on the market this month.

Author's Bio: 

The author is an expert in Astrology. It is interesting to know about stars and movements in this universe and their effect on planets.