Archive for December, 2010

Irish Christmas Traditions

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

As Christmas quickly approaches, you may be looking to highlight your Irish heritage by including some Irish traditions in your celebration. The following websites do a great job of discussing some fun and interesting things to do.

  1. www.ireland-information.com
  2. The Gaelic greeting for ‘Merry Christmas’ is:
    ‘Nollaig Shona Duit’
    ……which is pronounced as ‘null-ig hun-a dit’.

  3. www.of-ireland.info
  4. The light of the Christmas star to you
    The warmth of home and hearth to you
    The cheer and good will of friends to you
    The hope of a childlike heart to you
    The joy of a thousand angels to you
    The love of the Son and God’s peace to you.

  5. www.christmasarchives.com
  6. To have a light in your window on Christmas Eve to welcome the stranger meant that you were welcoming the Holy Family too.


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