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The Gaelic greeting for ‘Merry Christmas’ is:
‘Nollaig Shona Duit’
……which is pronounced as ‘null-ig hun-a dit’.

Holly is a traditional Irish decoration for the home.  As it was plentiful, both rich and poor alike used it to decorate for the Yule season.

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All decorations are traditionally taken down on Little Christmas (January 6th.) and it is considered to be bad luck to take them down beforehand.

Nollaig na mBan (pronounced null-ag na man) and is celebrated on January 6th

January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, is traditionally when the Irish finish celebrating Christmas. Tradition has it that women get the day off and the men of the house get to do the housework, cooking and take down the Christmas decorations. Women meet up, have a day out and treat themselves.

 

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Posted December 14, 2014 by PapaBear in Experiences, Family, History, Personal, Prose

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