January 1

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January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by December 31 (in the previous year), and succeeded by January 2. Following January 1, there are 364 days in the year (365 in leap years).

Blavatsky's Gem of the Day

"The first duty taught in Theosophy, is to do one's duty unflinchingly by every duty."


  • 1881 – Date of Charter of the Prayāg Theosophical Society, at Allâhâbâd, which was to be composed exclusively of the natives of India.
  • 1895 – The Australasian Section of the TS Adyar was chartered, consisting of 5 lodges in Australia and 4 in New Zealand.
  • 1913 – The Theosophist Office in Adyar became The Theosophical Publishing House.
  • 1926 – The Russian Section of the TS Adyar was rechartered after being closed when the Bolsheviks came to power.


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Holidays and observances

  • New Year's Day, celebrated in many countries as the first day of the year under the Gregorian Calendar; often celebrated at the stroke of midnight with fireworks.

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