Monday, the 25th of January, 2016 is the 25th day in 2016 and in the 4th calendar week.
General Events:
Blue Monday 2016
January 25, 2016 in the World
Got a case of the Monday blues? Well, you may not be alone; the most miserable day of the year — Blue Monday — is allegedly upon us.
Cliff Arnall, a former lecturer at Cardiff University, used a pseudo-mathematical formula to pinpoint the most depressing day of the year: he combined weather, debt, time since Christmas, motivation levels, the need to take action, and time since New Year’s resolutions were made.
In other words, Jan. 18 is the worst day of 2016 because Christmas cheer has worn off, you’ve likely broken your New Year’s resolutions already, it’s cold outside, and your post-holiday credit card statement has arrived.
The whole concept is considered pseudoscience, with its formula derided by scientists as nonsense. No studies or evidence have proved any one calendar date is more gloomy than any others, and the formula linked with the calculation of such a date has no real scientific basis.
However, the belief any one day in January is particularly or significantly the most depressing took on a life of its own.
Where is the event?
Opposite Day 2016
January 25, 2016 in the World
Opposite Day is an unofficial holiday, where speech is modified so that meaning is inverted. Once Opposite Day is declared, statements mean the opposite of what they usually mean. If you say yes, it means no. If you say bright, you mean dark. And so on … Opposite Day can also be declared retroactively to indicate that what was just asserted had the opposite meaning of what was originally intended (similar to the practice of crossed fingers to automatically nullify promises).
 It is usually observed among children, and rarely lasts an entire day.
Where is the event?
Dydd Santes Dwynwen
January 25, 2016 in Wales
Dydd Santes Dwynwen is celebrated on January 25, 2016. Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Welsh for St Dwynwen’s Day) is considered to be the Welsh equivalent to Valentine’s Day. It celebrates Dwynwen: she is the Welsh saint of love. The popularity and celebration of St Dwynwen’s day has increased considerably in recent years, with special events, such as concerts and parties, often held and greetings cards printed. Although still not as popular as St Valentine’s Day in February, St Dwynwen is certainly becoming better-known among today’s population of Wales.
Where is Dydd Santes Dwynwen?
Nationwide Wales
Burns Supper 2016
January 25, 2016 in Scotland
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are held on or near January 25, 2016, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day, Robbie Burns Day or Burns Night.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland but occur wherever there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or aficionados of Burns’ poetry. There is a particularly strong tradition of them in southern New Zealand’s main city Dunedin, of which Burns’ nephew Thomas Burns was a founding father.
Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whiskey and the recitation of Burns’ poetry. Formal dinners are hosted by organizations such as Burns clubs, the Freemasons or St Andrews Societies and occasionally end with dancing when ladies are present. Formal suppers follow a standard format.
Where is Burns Supper?
Nationwide Scotland
Tu Bishvat 2016
January 25, 2016 in the World
Tu Bishvat is a minor Jewish holiday, which is celebrated on January 25, 2016. It is occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot”, which means the “New Year of the Trees”. Tu Bishvat is one of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah. Tu Bishvat appears in the Mishnah in Tractate Rosh Hashanah as one of the four new years in the Jewish calendar. The discussion of when the New Year occurs was a source of debate among the rabbis.
In the Middle Ages, Tu Bishvat was celebrated with a feast of fruits in keeping with the Mishnaic description of the holiday as a “New Year.” In the 16th century, the kabbalist Rabbi Yitzchak Luria of Safed and his disciples instituted a Tu Bishvat seder in which the fruits and trees of the Land of Israel were given symbolic meaning. The main idea was that eating ten specific fruits and drinking four cups of wine in a specific order while reciting the appropriate blessings would bring human beings, and the world, closer to spiritual perfection.
In the Chassidic community, some Jews pickle or candy the etrog (citron) from Sukkot and eat it on Tu Bishvat. Some pray that they will be worthy of a beautiful etrog on the following Sukkot. Tu Bishvat is considered by secular Israeli Jews and organizations to be the Jewish equivalent of Arbor Day, and it is often referred to by that name in international media. Ecological organizations in Israel and the diaspora have adopted the holiday to further environmental-awareness program.
Where is Tu Bishvat?
Tatiana Day 2016
January 25, 2016 in Russia
Tatiana Day takes place on January 25, 2016. Tatiana Day is a Russian religious holiday. It is named after Saint Tatiana, a Christian martyr in 3rd century Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus. In 1755 on the name day of Ivan Shuvalov’s mother Tatiana Rodionovna, his mistress Empress Elizabeth of Russia endorsed his petition to establish a university in Moscow. The church of Saint Tatiana was later built in the university campus, the Russian Orthodox Church declared Saint Tatiana the patron saint of students, and Tatiana Day has become celebrated as Russian Students Day. Coincidentally 25 January is also end of the first term of traditional academic year for Russian students – the end of winter exams session, followed by a two-week winter holiday.
Where is Tatiana Day?
Nationwide Russia
Historical Events on 25th January:
1348 – Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
1565 – Battle at Talikota India: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar’s army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
1721 – Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
1840 – American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
1858 – Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1870 – Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
1890 – Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg’s time around world by 8 days (72 days)
1910 – Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
1918 – Russia declared a republic of Soviets
1939 – Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
1939 – 1st nuclear fission experiment (splitting of a uranium atom) in the US, in basement of Pupin Hall, Columbia University by a team including Enrico Fermi
1949 – 1st Israeli election – Ben-Gurion’s Mapai party wins
1955 – US & Panama sign canal treaty
1974 – Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1979 – 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1981 – Mao’s widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1990 – Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1993 – Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
1999 – After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
2006 – Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star
2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labor strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt