On the twelfth and final day of Christmas, January 6 – women rested and gathered together informally. Nollaig na mBan, a tradition unique to Ireland and celebrated on January 6th every year. Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas was historically the day when men took over the household chores for the day and women would visit each other to enjoy the last of the Christmas celebrations. Mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers were acknowledged, remembered and celebrated as having kept the family and the home going all year round.
This is a tradition that is still alive and today many women will gather and celebrate together all over Ireland.
Nollaig na mBan Shona Daoibh!