Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, so Christmas is officially over and it’s the day traditionally known as Little Christmas or Women’s Christmas in Ireland.
Tradition dictates that on this day the women of the house get to put her feet up and relax while the men run the show for a day. You hear little about it these days, except the odd passing mention of the old tradition by someone or other on the radio.
Today I took down the Christmas tree, cleaned up all the pine needles from the carpet, packed and stored the decorations and lights, brought the tree to the recycling place, returned furniture to it’s pre-Chistmas postions. I also hoovered the house and generally tidied up. I went to the supermarket, got some laundry done, cleaned the fish tank, made the dinner and cleared up after it.
In between all this I did a full day at the office.
Bring back Little Christmas!!
Posted: January 6, 2009 by Katherine Nolan | Image Credits