January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 363 days left until the end of the year. In the XX and XXI centuries, this day corresponds to December 20 of the Julian calendar.
What a holiday January 2 / photo from UNIAN (Andrey Gorb)
On this day, the world celebrates World Introvert Day, Motivation and Inspiration Day, Science Fiction Day, Swiss Cheese Day.
In the USA – Personal Trainer Day, 55 mph Speed Limit Day, “Raise him up the flagpole and see if anyone likes it” Day, Buffet Day, Cupcake Throwing Day, Profiterole Day, in Haiti – Ancestors Day, in Chicken Christmas in Montenegro, Winter Solstice in Bhutan, St. Berthold’s Day in Switzerland, Capse Klopse Carnival in South Africa, and Reconquista completion in Spain.
Memorable dates 2 January, anniversaries and events
In 1788, Georgia became the 4th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
In 1835, the first secular school in Bulgaria was opened in Gabrovo.
Read alsoJanuary 2: folk holiday and customs, what not to doOn this day in 1839, Louis Daguerre, a French artist, chemist and inventor, one of the creators of photography, made the first ever photograph of the moon. In August of the same year, the process of obtaining a daguerreotype was presented to the general public. A year later, in 1840, the first photograph of the moon through a telescope was taken by the American Draper. In the 20th century, scientific evidence confirmed that the Moon is a typical natural satellite in the solar system. Its cratered surface is a barren world without water and atmosphere. The American astronauts who landed on the lunar surface during the Apollo program in 1969-1972 were directly convinced of this. Man first set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969.
In 2020, the Netherlands stopped using the name “Holland” as the country’s symbol on its official logo. Previously, the country’s official logo featured an orange tulip and the word “Holland” inscribed. The new logo features the letters NL, the abbreviated name for the Netherlands. Together, the letters form a symbolic image of a tulip, followed by the word Netherlands – the name of the Netherlands in English. The authors of the logo did not use the full name of the Netherlands in English – The Netherlands, explaining this by the requirements for the appearance of the logo.
What a church holiday today
The Orthodox Church on January 2 honors the memory of Ignatius the God-bearer. He was endowed with the gift of healing. The day is ideal for cleaning the house, as well as for repeating carols, because the main holiday of the year is coming soon – Christmas. The people called the day “Gostevik”.
What cannot be done today
You can not swear and quarrel, as well as physically hard work.
Signs for January 2
People’s omens today / photo UNIAN, Valery Shmakov
There have long been weather signs for this day:
- there is frost on the trees – it will be clear;
- starry sky – there will be a rich harvest;
- tits chirp loudly – wait for long and cold days;
- what the weather will be on January 2, so will August.
Birthday January 2
Name days at Daniel, Ignatius, Ivan and Anton.
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