The first month hosts many events associated with welcoming in the New Year and ensuring prosperity in the months to come. Fire, feasts and wassailing help to brighten the long nights and remind us of lighter times ahead.
Some events take place on exactly the same date every year, regardless of which day of the week they fall upon. The following table shows events which are fixed in this way:
Some event dates differ from year to year in order for them to fall on a weekend or during a particular week of the year, for example the 3rd week in January. The following table shows events where dates may vary in this manner: