This article was updated by the Great British Mag content team on 3 January 2022

It’s the start of 2022 and whilst Covid-19 restrictions may still be in place across the UK, there’s still lots to recommend this month to get you out of the post-Christmas slump. So hop out of your armchair and get started on this month’s bucket list! 

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Twelfth Night Celebrations

Photo credit: Sasastro on Flickr

What: Twelfth Night Celebrations

Where: Bankside, London

When: 9th January, 2pm

Cost: Free

The Twelfth Night marks the end of the Christmas season, but if you don’t want the celebration to end, then you should watch the Twelfth Night procession from Bankside to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Led by the “Green Man” (the British pagan symbol for fertility) – this parade celebrates the New Year. When the parade reaches the Bankside Jetty, actors then perform “the Mummers play” – which is loosely based on the British legend of St George and the Dragon. 

Burns Night

10 Fun facts about Haggis, a dish that is traditionally eaten the celebrate Burns Night.
Photo credit to Tess Watson on Flickr

What: Burns Night

Where: Throughout the UK, especially in Scotland

When: 25th Jan

Cost: Various

Burns Night is celebrated by Scots around the world to remember the life of the poet Robert Burns and his contribution to Scottish culture. 

The celebrations include a Burns Supper – which revolves around haggis! If you’re unsure what haggis is, it’s a savoury sausage that is made of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs which are minced and traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach and boiled. Obviously, if you’re vegetarian, then you might want to skip the haggis! 

Find out if your university is planning a Burns Night supper. We promise that it’ll be a night to remember.

The Horror-on-Sea Film Festival

What: The Horror-on-Sea Film Festival

Where: Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel, South-end-on Sea, Essex

When: 14th–16th January and 21st–23rd January 2022

Cost: Day pass £32 or weekend pass for £80

If your idea of a good time is feeling the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and your heart beat getting faster, then this is the festival for you. Horror film lovers gather in the sleepy Essex seaside town of Southend-on-Sea to indulge their passion for the macabre over the two weekends. 

For a full list of all the gruesome horror films shown then check out their website.

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