What Is the Month of January Known For?

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January is primarily known as the beginning of the new year, with New Year's Day falling on Jan. 1. It also contains a few other noted holidays and events.

Christians celebrate Epiphany on Jan. 6 every year. Epiphany, or the Feast of the Three Kings, celebrates the visit of the Magi to the young Jesus. In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is a government holiday celebrated on the third Monday of the month. While New Year's Day makes January a time of new beginnings for many people, it is also, according to Fox News, the month with the highest number of divorce filings.