Holidays Calendar for January 25, 2018

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 an Aruban politician activist who advocated for the separation of Aruba from the Netherlands Antilles.

Alongside International Students’ Day (November 17), Russian students celebrate a national Students’ Day, which falls on January 25. It is often referred to as Tatiana Day because it is the feast day of Saint Tatiana, the patron saint of students, in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Thaipusam (also spelled Thaipoosam) is a Tamil festival celebrated on the full moon in the month of Thai, which falls in late January or early February in the Gregorian calendar. It is an important event in the Tamil communities of India, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, and some other countries. Thaipusam is even a public holiday in Mauritius.

National Police Day is a professional holiday in Egypt observed annually on January 25. During the past few years, however, it has been overshadowed by a national holiday entitled 25 January Revolution Day.

Social Workers’ Day, officially named the Day of the Workers of Social Protection of the Population, is one of the official professional holidays in Tajikistan established by the Law on Holidays. It was officially inaugurated in December 2012 and has been observed every January 25 since 2013.

National IV Nurse Day is celebrated annually on January 25. It was created to honor all the nurses that help patients who’re undergoing infusion therapy and make sure everything is alright.

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.

Burns Night, also known as Robert Burns Day, is celebrated in Scotland and by Scots people around the world on January 25. The celebration commemorates the birthday of Robert Burns, a renowned Scottish poet and lyricist who is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day, sometimes referred to as Read Your World Day, is observed every January, typically on the last Thursday of the month. It was launched to raise awareness of children’s books that promote diversity and inclusion.


Food and Nutrition Day (Hari Gizi dan Makanan), also known as National Nutrition Day (Hari Gizi Nasional), is an Indonesian observance held every year on January 25. It commemorates the anniversary of the founding of Poorwo Soedarmo’s dietetic school in 1951.

Luanda Day is an Angolan municipal holiday celebrated to commemorate the foundation of the capital and largest city in Angola by the Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais. It is marked with various festive events.

Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day, also known as Himachal Pradesh Foundation Day, is celebrated in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on January 25. It is an official holiday and a non-working day in the state.

The Day of National Remembrance for the SAF 44 (Araw ng Pambansang Pag-alala) is observed in the Philippines on January 25 every year. It commemorates the 44 Special Action Force service members who were killed in the Mamasapano clash with Islamic militants on this day in 2015.

On the last Thursday of January, NASA honors the memory of all astronauts and astronaut candidates who sacrificed their lives while furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery. The date of NASA’s Day of Remembrance is close to the anniversaries of three major tragedies in the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and space exploration in general.


You may think that the Irish have been enjoying Irish coffee for ages, but it's in fact a misconception. Irish coffee was first served in 1943, and its modern recipe was developed in the 1950s. Since then, it has become so popular throughout the world that Americans even celebrate National Irish Coffee Day on January 25.

January 25 is a perfect day to indulge in Mexican cuisine and treat yourself to delicious fish tacos because it is National Fish Taco Day. This food day was created by Rubio’s Coastal Grill in 2018 and has been celebrated every year since then.

Fluoride Day, sometimes referred to as National Fluoride Day, is observed annually on January 25. It was crated to raise awareness of the importance of fluoride for dental health.

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

  • 2017 Died: John Hurt, English actor and voice actor whose career spanned six decades. Among other honors, he received two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, and four BAFTA Awards.
  • 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 best-known songs are "Tell Laura I Love Her", "Corrine, Corrina", and "The Wonder of You".
  • 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 NASA's Opportunity rover landed on Mars' Meridiani Planum. It ceased communications due to a dust storm in June 2018.
  • 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.
  • 1992 Born: Pauline Chalamet, American-French actress and filmmaker best known for her role as Kimberly on The Sex Lives of College Girls. She is the elder sister of Timothee Chalamet.
  • 1991 Born: Ariana DeBose, American actress of stage and screen. She gained wide recognition for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, which earned her an Academy Award.
  • 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 the 1970s.
  • 1981 Died: Adele Astaire (born Adele Marie Austerlitz), American dancer and entertainer. She was the elder sister of Fred Astaire 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.
  • 1978 Born: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian politician and former actor, comedian, and producer. He was inaugurated as the sixth president of Ukraine in May 2016.
  • 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 best-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 piece.
  • 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.