Old English glomung “twilight, the fall of evening,” found but once (glossing Latin crepusculum), and formed (probably on model of æfning “evening”) from glom “twilight,” which is related to glowan “to glow” (hence “glow of sunrise or sunset”), from Proto-Germanic *glo– (see glow (v.)). Fell from currency except in Yorkshire dialect, but preserved in Scotland and reintroduced by Burns and other Scottish writers after 1785.” (Online Etymology Dictionary)
- January’s birthstone is the garnet, which represents constancy.
- Pink dianthusIts birth flower is the cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus.
- The Japanese floral emblem of January is the camellia (Camellia sinensis).
- In Finnish, the month of tammikuu means the heart of the winter and because the name literally means “oak moon”, it can be inferred that the oak tree is the heart of the grand forest with many valuable trees as opposed to the typical Arctic forests, which are typically pine and spruce. The photograph of a large tree covered with ice against a blue sky is a familiar scene during Finland’s winter.
- The zodiac signs for the month of January were Capricorn (until January 19, 2020) and Aquarius (January 20, 2020 onwards). For 2021 the dates will shift to 18–19, due to the leap day in 2020.
- The name of the full moon occurring in January is the wolf moon.