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Christmas In Ireland
Transcript of Christmas In Ireland
In Ireland there are many different traditions. the main tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation is the lighting of the candle. It symbolizes showing light to a stranger after dark.
Created by: Aaryn Scires
The Irish Christmas begins with the English King Henry II 1117. It starts on Christmas Eve and goes till the feast of Epiphany on January 6th. Throughout the holidays, they celebrate Mary and Joseph.
In the U.S Our Christmas is supposed to be about The birth of Jesus but, people get caught up in all the gifts an things. Their Christmas is mainly religious than gifts.
The Irish normally decorate their houses with holly, ivy, red berries, and evergreens. They also decorate a Christmas tree, put lights on their houses, and build a crib; for the birth of Jesus Christ.
Ireland's food is very similar to ours. They eat turkey, ham, brussel sprouts, seed cake, boiled potatoes, cauliflower, pudding, cake, and carrots. This is also the only time alcoholic beverages are allowed in the house hold.
Candle in the window
The wealthy people take "sun" in a warmer climate. (They celebrate Christmas in warmer place)
House with lights
After their Christmas meal they put milk and bread on the table and the door is left unlocked. This is for Mary, Joesph, and baby Jesus. This custom is mandatory
The Bread and Milk
December 24th is considered to be an excellent night for someone to die because all gates to heaven are open.
On the day of Epiphany the women of the house hold go out and visit neighbors. While the men take on the jobs of the women.