SUIGH SÍOS AGUS LIG DO SCÍTH AR NOLLAIG NA mBAN

first_imgStep away from the mound of pine needles heaped by the ChristmasTree.Leave the children in their pjs and get out of the house.That’s an order to all the women in the county from donegaldaily.comto go out and grab a cuppa, read the entire newspaper (bliss) or justtime to mark Nollaig na mBan tomorrow, Friday. There is a strong tradition in some parts of Ireland, particularly, CoCork, that on January 6th – Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas –husbands, partners, brothers and fathers acknowledge the hard work ofthe women over the holiday period and take over the household chores.We, at donegaldaily.com, know that housework should be equally sharedall year round and not just on one day but believe Nollaig na mBan isa good way to start the New Year.We would hope the tradition of Nollaig na mBan is celebratedthroughout the county and if you’re planning a get- together withfriends then tell us about it.Tradition dictates that Christmas decorations are taken down on thisdate and chucked into the attic(maybes that’s just our house) foranother year. In the Christian calendar it is also the Feast of the Epiphany – whenthe Three Kings arrive to see the baby Jesus in the manger.In France at this time you may have the delight of tasting the galettedes Rois – Epiphany cake made with puff pastry with a frangipanefilling.It doesn’t have to be a lavish day out (if only) it could be coffeeand cake with friends at home without having to multi-task, aleisurely walk knowing you’re going home to dinner and a chilled outevening.Forget the chocolates, flowers and perfume and give time to the womanin your life. All the time.Happy Nollaig na mBan!(If the editor even thinks about using a pic of Mrs Doyle from FatherTed to illustrate this, I’ll kill him!) SUIGH SÍOS AGUS LIG DO SCÍTH AR NOLLAIG NA mBAN was last modified: January 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SUIGH SÍOS AGUS LIG DO SCÍTH AR NOLLAIG NA mBANlast_img read more