In many European countries, such as Spain and Greece, the twelfth day of Christmas is celebrated with more passion and fervency than Christmas Day itself. Whilst here in London, the sixth of January is synonymous with taking the decorations down, starting back at work or school, and finally embarking on the diet that should have begun on New Year’s Day. Except, that is, at the Geffrye Museum.
The twelfth night needn’t be such a depressing occasion and joining in the traditional Epiphany celebrations and activities in the Geffrye Museum garden, will guarantee to be preferable to moping around at home nursing a prolonged post-party season hangover.
Twelth Night London 2011 promises to be a fabulous event at the Museum.
Starting when dusk ascends on the capital at 4pm, the gardens of the Geffrye Museum is the perfect location to end the festive celebrations. For those not eternally sickened by the thought of drinking yet another alcoholic beverage and eating more cake, mulled wine and Twelfth Night cake will be served to warm up Epiphany revellers.
Alongside the mulled wine, stories about Epiphany will be told, burning of holly and ivy will vividly mark Christmas 2010’s conclusion, whilst carol songs will be belted out into the night air for the final time this Christmas.
Admission is free into what promises to be an entertaining and atmospheric event, which will be fun for all the family.
The Geffrye Museum is one of London’s best-loved museums. Its emphasis is to show the changing style of domestic abodes in middle class England throughout the past 400 years. The museum is particularly dedicated to recapturing the magic of Christmas and proving that it doesn’t need to be a costly and commercial affair.
So if you, like millions of others, are feeling rather blue this January 6th, an evening spent in the Geffrye Museum garden could be just the caper to kiss goodbye to Christmas in style and kick off 2011 in celebratory mode.