A Wee Bit O' Christmas Cheer


The Irish have a standard meal on Christmas that consists of turkey, ham, stuffing and cranberry sauce. They also have a spiced beef that is prepared several days beforehand and can be served hot or cold, as well as mince pies and Christmas pudding. January 6 is the Feast of Epiphany,” or “Little Christmas,” and the official end of the season in Ireland. Yet another feast is held and the Christmas decorations are taken down.









Copyright 2003 Mary E. Bishop