Christmas In Ireland

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Christmas In Ireland

  1. 1. Authors: Marta Konik and Kamila Marcinowska Class 3D Christmas in Ireland
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ireland is a country on British Island. The Nothern part is a member of the United Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>There were many Celts on this area in the past, but now Ireland is a Christian state. </li></ul>Ireland
  3. 3. <ul><li>Christmas in Ireland lasts from Christmas Eve to the Epiphany on January 6. </li></ul>Christmas
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ireland`s Christmas is more religious than a time of fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides all of the Christian traditions Ireland has its unique Christmas rituals . The lighting of candles (usually red decorated with springs of holly) has a religious symbolism. It`s a way to say that there is a place in the house for little Jesus and his parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Also after the Christmas evening meal, bread and milk are left out as a symbol of hospitality. </li></ul>Characteristic Irish traditions                                                
  5. 5. <ul><li>Christmas is celebrated in memory of the birth of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>The saint Mary and Joseph were travelling from Nazareth, because of the counting of all citizens. Mary was pregnant. When they came to Betlehem they stayed in a stable and there Mary gave birth to Jesus. Then arrived the three wise men - Gaspar, Melchior, Balthasar, who gave him gold, myrrh and frankincense as a gift. </li></ul>The birth of Jesus
  6. 6. <ul><li>On the 24 December children prepare for a visit of Santa Claus, who in that one, special night comes from the North Pole to their houses and gives them presents. </li></ul>24 December
  7. 7. <ul><li>Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and Santa Claus – these are the names of a very famous bishop from Turkey, who was generous to poor people, mostly children. </li></ul><ul><li>Over many years, he has become Santa Claus from the North Pole. </li></ul>Saint Nicholas
  8. 8. <ul><li>Very common custom is that Irish women bake a seed cake for each person in the house. They also make three puddings, one for each day of the Epiphany. </li></ul>Dishes
  9. 9. <ul><li>On the 25 December children get presents. Then there is a Christmas Dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>The 26 December – Boxing Day they spend in cinemas or theatres. </li></ul>Christmas Day
  10. 10. <ul><li>In Ireland Christmas are white. There is always snowy and freezy. It`s the best time to make a snowman. </li></ul>Weather

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