January: Bears and Burns

New Year’s Parade, London
Plough Monday
Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesey
Mari Lwyd (WAL)
St Dwynwen’s* Day (WAL)
Burns** Night (SCO)
Up Helly Aa in the Shetlands
Charles I’s Martyrdom

*the patron saint of lovers in Wales
** Robert Burns, national poet of Scotland


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