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Noun: January 1
  1. (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
    - Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision
     
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) a holy day of obligation
    - Solemnity of Mary
     
  3. The first day of the year
    - New Year's Day, New Year's

Type of: feast day, fete day, holy day of obligation, legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday

Part of: Jan, January

Encyclopedia: January 1, 2004