Top Worldwide Events in January 2014

In the Georgian calendar January is the first month of the year and is named after Janus, who in Roman mythology is the god of the doorway and January is the door to the year. Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, but according to the legend around 700 BC King Numa Pompilius added the months of January and February and gave 30 days to January to which one more day was added in 46 BC by Julius Caesar.

Historical names for January include the Saxon term Wulf-monath as January was known as the month when wolves went into villages in search of food.

Some fun facts about January:
  • The flower symbol of January is snowdrop and carnation.
  • January's gem is garnet which represents constancy.
The zodiac signs for January are: