14-17 January


Hinduism (Tamil people in India and Sri Lanka)

Pongal is a four-day harvest festival celebrated as a giving ceremony for the year’s harvest.

Photo: Jason Chung/Flickr CC2.0

Invasion Day

26 January

Invasion / Survival Day (Australia Day)


For some Australians, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 26 January, commonly celebrated as Australia Day is not a day of celebration. Rather, it is seen as a day that commemorates the invasion by British settlers of lands already owned.