Cultural Calendar: January 2022

 
 
What About January?
Cultural Calendar
 
Jan 6
Feast of the Epiphany (Christian)
A feast day that celebrates the relevance of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
Jan 10
Bodhi Day
This day celebrates the Buddha’s enlightenment; it is celebrated by Mahãyãna Buddhists.
Jan 14
Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
A festival in the Hindu faith that is dedicated to the Hindu religious sun god Surya.
 
Jan 9
Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
The date used to celebrate the tenth Sikh Guru and spiritual master who is a revered spiritual leader among Sikh individuals.
 
Jan 14
Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
A festival in the Hindu faith that is dedicated to the Hindu religious sun god Surya.
Jan 16-17
Tu BiShvat (Jewish)
In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.
 
Jan 17
MLK Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist, revered as one of the great leaders of the American civil rights movement.
Jan 18
Mahayana New Year
The term “Mahayana” encompasses Buddhist ideologies and philosophies. Mahayana is one of the two main branches of Buddhism, and is mostly practiced in Northeast Asia.
 
Jan 24
International Day of Education (United Nations)
Established in 2018, the purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of education through collaboration and international solidarity.
Jan 27
International Day of Commemoration of Victims of the Holocaust
Commemorates the approximately 6 million Jewish men, women and children murdered during World War II.
 

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Final ARPA Rule May Facilitate Infrastructure Projects to Provide Government Services

Municipal Law Newsletter | 01.28.22

In early January, the US Treasury Department released its final rule pertaining to the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), adopting Treasury’s interim final rule published on May 17, 2021, but with certain amendments. Perhaps the most significant amendment to the interim final rule for many smaller municipalities considering various infrastructure projects is the new provision allowing municipalities to use up to $10,000,000 of ARPA funds for “government services.”