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January 6th, 2012, 04:50 AM
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Happy Women's Christmas to all the lovely ladies on this board.

Not sure if ye celebrate it but if not here is why we celebrate it in Ireland.

“Nollaig na mBan” or “Little Women’s Christmas” is an old custom that’s still celebrated by women all over Ireland. It goes back to the days when large families were the norm. Men never lifted a finger in the house to help, and were never expected to. If a man washed the dishes, he would be called an “auld woman” by other men. No full blooded Irish man was prepared to risk that!

But each year, after the Christmas holiday, tired women finally got a break – for one day, at least. On January 6th (the same day as the Epiphany), men would take over of the housework, offering women a chance to go out to relax with each other.

“We keep the tradition alive but, not in the same way our mothers or grand mothers did. But all the ladies get together this evening and go for a meal and drinks and have a night out (no men)

So Happy Women's Christmas


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January 6th, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Very interesting! Happy Women's Christmas to you!!
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January 6th, 2012, 06:49 AM
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I would have killed my husband back then! Lol

Happy Women's holiday to you!

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January 6th, 2012, 08:24 AM
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We need to start that tradition here. Although if DH refused to do housework, he'd be living in a tent out back.

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January 6th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Happy Women's Christmas!! I hope you have a great time with no men. I am glad I didn't live back then. I couldn't do it all myself and would kill DH if he didn't help around the house.

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January 6th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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neat! have a great one!
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January 6th, 2012, 11:12 AM
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I love it! Happy Women's Christmas!
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