Holidays Calendar for January 25, 2016

January 25 marks 25 January Revolution Day in Egypt (also known as 2011 Revolution Day). The day celebrates the beginning of the Egyptian revolution of 2011.

January 25 is a special day for the Arubans. It's Betico Croes Day, the birth anniversary of Betico Croes, an Aruban politician activist, who advocated the separation of Aruba from the Netherlands Antilles.

National Heroes' Day is a public holiday in the Cayman Islands celebrated on the fourth Monday in January. The celebration has been held since 2003.


Tu Bishvat, also known as New Year for Trees and Festival of Trees, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.


Community Manager Appreciation Day is an annual event held on the fourth Monday in January. It is dedicated to online community managers – people responsible for building, developing, and managing online communities, often around a brand or a cause.


January 25 is Tatiana Day in Russia. This religious holiday is celebrated to honor Saint Tatiana, a Christian martyr of the 3rd century.

India's National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. It was established by the Indian government to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy.

On January 25 each year, Robert Burns Day is celebrated. This celebration is dedicated to the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns therefore it is most popular in Scotland, although celebrations may be held in other parts of the UK and even abroad.

You may think that Irish were enjoying Irish coffee for ages, but it's not truth. In fact it was made in the era around World War II. Anyway it doesn't make National Irish Coffee Day on January 25 less appealing.

While most people celebrate Valentine's Day, the Welsh have their own equivalent of this holiday. On January 25, they celebrate Saint Dwynwen's Day (Dydd Santes Dwynwen). Saint Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of love and lovers.

National Voter's Day in India is celebrated annually on January 25. This observance was introduced by the Election Commission in 2011. The date was chosen to commemorate the foundation day of the Commission.


This Day in History

  • 2015 Died: Demis Roussos, Greek singer who sold over 60 million albums worldwide. His best known songs include Souvenirs, Goodbye My Love, Forever and Ever.
  • 2014 Died: Morrie Turner, American cartoonist most notable for creation of the strip Wee Pals, the first American syndicated strip with an integrated cast of characters.
  • 2011 Died: Vincent Cronin, British writer, historian, and editor. He is most known for his numerous historical, cultural, and biographical works.
  • 2009 Died: Kim Manners, American television director, producer, and actor best known for his work on The X-Files and Supernatural.
  • 2006 Three independent observing campaigns made a joint announcement of the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, a super-Earth extrasolar planet.
  • 2005 Died: Ray Peterson, American pop singer whose most well-known songs are Tell Laura I Love Her and Corrine, Corrina (Corrina, Corrina).
  • 2005 Died: Philip Johnson, American architect most notable for his postmodern work since the 1980s. He designed the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California and PPG Place in Pittsburgh.
  • 2004 Opportunity rover landed on Mars' Meridiani Planum. As of 2014, Opportunity remains active and keeps on gathering scientific observations.
  • 1996 Died: Jonathan Larson, American composer and playwright known for his rock musical Rent for which he received three posthumous Tony Awards and a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • 1993 Two CIA employees were killed and three others wounded during the attack outside the premises of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
  • 1990 Avianca Flight 52 ran out of fuel on approach to JFK and crashed into the small village of Cove Neck, New York. 73 people of the 158 on board were killed.
  • 1990 Died: Ava Gardner, American actress listed 25th among the American Film Institute's Greatest Female Stars. She was most famous from the 1950s to 1970s.
  • 1981 Died: Adele Astaire (born Adele Marie Austerlitz), American dancer and entertainer. She was the elder sister of Fred Astaires and his stage partner.
  • 1981 Born: Alicia Keys (stage name of Alicia Augello Cook), American R&B singer, pianist, songwriter, record producer, and actress who has won numerous awards.
  • 1971 The Ugandan military, led by general Idi Amin, executed a coup d'état and overthrew the government of President Milton Obote while Obote was abroad.
  • 1970 Born: Stephen Chbosky, American novelist, screenwriter, and film director. His most well-known work is coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
  • 1949 The first Emmy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. They solely honored the shows produced and aired locally in the Los Angeles area.
  • 1949 Born: John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet referred to as "punk poet" because he first became famous during the punk rock era.
  • 1947 Died: Al Capone, American mobster who attained fame during the Prohibition era. He had been a crime boss for seven years before being convicted for tax evasion.
  • 1938 Born: Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer, bard, poet, songwriter, and actor. His career had a considerable effect on Soviet and Russian culture.
  • 1932 The Defense of Harbin began during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was part of the campaign of the Invasion of Manchuria by forces of the Empire of Japan.
  • 1928 Born: Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian diplomat and politician. He served as President of Georgia from 1992 to 2003 and was forced to retire after the Revolution of Roses.
  • 1924 The I Olympic Winter Games (also known as the 1924 Winter Olympics) opened in Chamonix, France. Thus, the Winter Olympic Games were inaugurated.
  • 1917 Born: Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born Belgian physical chemist who was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
  • 1882 Born: Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, critic, and publisher. She is considered one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.
  • 1874 Born: W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His most well-known works include The Moon and Sixpence and The Painted Veil.
  • 1858 The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn was first played at the wedding of Victoria, Princess Royal, and Friedrich of Prussia. It became a popular wedding recessional.
  • 1852 Died: Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Baltic German officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, explorer and cartographer who discovered the continent of Antarctica.
  • 1755 Moscow University was founded by Mikhail Lomonosov. The first lectures were held on April 26. January 25 is celebrated as Students' Day in Russia.
  • 1743 Born: Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher, socialite, and literary figure. He is notable for coining the term nihilism and promoting it as the prime fault of Enlightenment.
  • 1736 Born: Joseph-Louis Lagrange (born Giuseppe Lodovico Lagrangi), Italian and French mathematician and astronomer who made significant contributions to many fields of science.