The most important of Irish Holidays is almost here! Tomorrow is Nollaig na mBan! Unlike last year, we might even get to celebrate with other women IRL, and not just Zoom ghosts.
Nollaig na mBan is the day when Irish women own (and complete) Christmas. In Ireland, on this day, women would traditionally gather to feast and drink -and the men would take over the housework, and serve them food and beverages (an extraordinary reversal back in the day…). In modern Ireland, it’s simply a great excuse to celebrate all the female friendships in your life and have proper girlie knees-up. I love this holiday and think we should export it like we did St. Patrick’s Day and Hallowe’en. It’s too good to keep to ourselves. Who is up for spreading some Nollaig na mBan joy tomorrow? (Pronounced NUH-lig n’MON)
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