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January’s birthstone is the garnet, which represents constancy. Snowdrop (Galanthus) flower Its birth flower is the cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus.[ The zodiac signs for the month of January are Capricorn (until January 19) and Aquarius (January 20 onwards).
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year. Some Christians attend a watchnight service.
Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Boxing Day is on 26 December, although the attached bank holiday or public holiday may take place either on that day or two days later. In the liturgical calendar of Western Christianity, Boxing Day is the second day of Christmastide, and also Saint Stephen’s Day.