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HAPPY NEW YEAR! OCHO WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. TAKE A LOOK AT OTHER HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS CELEBRATED IN JANUARY!

Jan 1

Año Nuevo, New Year’s Day.

 

Jan 6

Día de los Reyes Magos or Día de los Santos Reyes, Epiphany. In many Catholic countries, this is the time for Christmas fun. Traditionally the children receive gifts on this day rather than on Christmas.  Since the Three Kings brought gifts, people exchange presents and children put out their shoes for the magi to leave the presents inside.

 

Jan 10

Birthday of Eugenio Maria de Hostos (Puerto Rico). An educator and writer who fought Spanish colonial rule and helped abolish slavery in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

 

Jan 21

Feast of Nuestra Sra. de Altagracia, or Our Lady of Highest Grace, the patron virgin of the Dominican Republic.

 

Jan 26

Juan Pablo Duarte Day (Dominican Republic). Commemorates the hero of Dominican independence from Haiti.

 

Jan 28

Birth of José Martí (Cuba). A political activist, independence hero and poet who led the fight for Cuba’s independence from Spain.