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Ireland is rather confused about Women's Little Christmas

Little Christmas – yay or nay?

IT’S JANUARY 6TH and in Ireland that can only mean one thing. It’s Nollaig na mBan, aka ‘Women’s Christmas’.

Traditionally recognised as the day we really do have to take that poor Christmas tree down or put the Three Wise Men in the crib (it’s the Feast of the Epiphany don’cha know?), Nollaig na mBan gained a special place in Irish hearts as the day when the men would do all the work and let the women put the feet up.

The country isn’t quite sure how to feel about the whole idea of a ‘Little Women’s Christmas’ in 2014 though and there’s plenty of talk on the interweb about the pros and cons.

Some are embracing the tradition with open arms.

While others are having none of it. None.

Meanwhile, some are concerned that traditions aren’t being respected.

And others are worried that Storm Christine will wreck the buzz.

A few are wondering if there’s still a buzz for it to wreck in the first place.

Nevertheless, there are still plenty of people getting into the spirit and making the most of the day.

Will you be out celebrating Nollaig na mBan?

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