Christmas in ireland (primary)

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Christmas in ireland (primary)

  1. 1. Decorations A Christmas tree decorated with lights, ribbons, balls and a star. We put a holly wreath on the front door. We have “The Crib” (Nativity Scene) in the house. It is popular to send Christmas cards to each other too.
  2. 2. Christmas Eve  The 24th of December.  We dont really celebrate Christmas Eve.  We light a candle and put it in the window.  We also go to midnight mass.
  3. 3. Santa Claus Comes on Christmas Eve toall the good boys and girls. He leaves presents underthe tree. He comes in his sleigh withhis reindeers. Children leave cookies andmilk for Santa and a carrot forRudolf.
  4. 4. Christmas Day  The 25th of December.  Children open their presents.  Dinner is eaten at 1 or 2 o clock.  We usually eat turkey, bacon, brussel sprouts, roast spuds and croquettes with gravy.  We also pull Christmas crackers before dinner. Inside there is a toy and a hat.
  5. 5. St Stephens Day The Wren Boys killed a bird called the Wren. They went from door to door singing to get money. They dressed in costumes with their faces black. They also played traditional instruments.
  6. 6. Little Christmas  The 6th of January.  Also called Nollaig na mBán or womens Christmas.  Women get the day off.  Men do the housework. For example the cooking and cleaning.

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