January 1

Definitions of January 1

n the first day of the year

New Year's, New Year's Day
Type of:
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday
authorized by law and limiting work or official business

n (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st

Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision
Type of:
feast day, fete day
a day designated for feasting

n (Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation

Solemnity of Mary
Type of:
holy day of obligation
a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion

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