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Nollaig na mban

  • 05-01-2019 12:38pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 8,748 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Anyone doing anything special tomorrow for Nollaig na mban? There's loads of fun events on around the country, not a lot in Dublin alas.

    Trying to come up with a plan with my best friend. Was going to do boozy brunch but now thinking afternoon cinema and early dinner.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭ Kristopherus


    Stay in bed !!!!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    It's always been Little Christmas for me.
    I'll be having a nice dinner and dessert today :) and tomorrow will be taking down the decorations! :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,324 ✭✭✭ Day Lewin


    We will have a good dinner, put the kings into the Crib, and say farewell to the Christmas decorations, which will come down on Monday.
    Not into the "women" thing, a friend of mine used to host a gathering of wimmins on the 6th and frankly I thought it was boring with no male company!

    In any case you need a man around to wash the dishes. ;-) #lighthearted


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    Happy Epiphany / Three Kings' Day, everyone !


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


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    Getting back on track :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Nollaig n mBan is a great idea until you're lesbians. Who's going to make MY dinner then, eh?????!?????!?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,291 ✭✭✭ lbc2019


    Nollaig n mBan is a great idea until you're lesbians. Who's going to make MY dinner then, eh?????!?????!?

    You gay friends will host dinner


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,699 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Is little Christmas, 6th Jan, the first day after the end of the 12 days of christmas or the actual 12th day? Forever getting this wrong but I always understood that december 25th was the first day of the 12 days.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭ Conall Cernach


    I never heard tell of this until a year or two ago. It was always Epiphany or Little Christmas in my youth and there was nothing really special about it only the decorations had to be taken down.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    DvB wrote: »
    Is little Christmas, 6th Jan, the first day after the end of the 12 days of christmas or the actual 12th day? Forever getting this wrong but I always understood that december 25th was the first day of the 12 days.

    For me I count little Christmas as the first day after the 12 days of Christmas. The curtain closer to the Christmas season. I know others opinions differ but that’s how I view it.


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    That's how it works in my mind too, Loughc.
    Nollaig n mBan is a great idea until you're lesbians. Who's going to make MY dinner then, eh?????!?????!?
    I use it as a good reason to get an Indian, Chinese or Thai. :D


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Non-festive posts deleted. Stick to Christmassy topics please. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,699 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Loughc wrote: »
    For me I count little Christmas as the first day after the 12 days of Christmas. The curtain closer to the Christmas season. I know others opinions differ but that’s how I view it.

    That was my understanding too. Will work with that, both mods cant be wrong IMO.😀
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Posy wrote: »

    I use it as a good reason to get an Indian, Chinese or Thai. :D

    We're off takeaways until after our holidays! :(


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Just make sure you don't make the same mistake next Little Christmas!! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,307 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    It's a big thing in Cork, but is it the same everywhere else? I don't really think so. But open to correction.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I never heard of it in Dublin until it was mentioned on this forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,699 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Little Christmas and not taking the tree down before the 6th was always a thing when we were growing up in Dublin, but nollaig na mban definitely wasn't something I remember being referred to much, if at all if I'm being honest.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,748 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Had a great day with my best friend. Food, drinks and a movie. Home now, will plug the lights out at midnight and take a single decoration down. Everything else comes down tomorrow


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