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.

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.irishclans.com/articles/irish_christmas.html

http://www.christmas.com/worldview/ie

 

Copyright 2003 Mary E. Bishop