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little christmas?

umm there is a little christmas in januray.. whats that all about?

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, Little Christmas, or Nollaig Bheag in the Irish language, is one of the traditional names in Ireland and Italy for January 6, more commonly known as the Epiphany. It is so called because it was, until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, the day on which Christmas Day was celebrated.

    It is also known as Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas), so called because of the tradition (still very strong in Cork, though only just surviving in the rest of the country) of Irish men taking on all the household duties on that day and giving their spouses a day off. Most Corkonian women will either hold parties or go out to celebrate the day with their friends, sisters, mothers, aunts etc. Bars and restaurants across Cork have a near 100% female clientele on this night. Children often buy presents for their mothers and grandmothers and it closely resembles Mother's Day in this respect.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think you might mean "Old Christmas Day"?

    It all happened when England switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Before the calendar was reformed, England celebrated Christmas on the equivalent of the 6th of January by our modern, Gregorian reckoning. That is why in some parts of Great Britain people still call the 6th of January, Old Christmas Day.

  • 1 decade ago

    As far as I know, they celebrate Christmas in January not in December but it's about the old Julian calendar for the eastern orthodox church such as Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian.They also celebrate New Year in January, there is a difference of about 13 days,if i'm not wrong, between the two calendars.So they traditionally celebrate Christmas on 7 January.

  • 1 decade ago

    u must mean the feast of the three kings.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Huh? What? Who? When? Where? Why?

  • Sxoxo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    never heard of it either

  • 1 decade ago

    i never heard of that

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    what ?? you got the wrong info

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