Happy New Year friends, I missed you all :-)
I had a great day yesterday. Here in Ireland, on the 6th Jan, we celebrate Nolliag na Mban. That translates as Women's Christmas, also known as Women's Little Christmas. Apparently, traditionally the men took over the job of looking after the children and household chores whilst the women gathered together to celebrate the end of the busy Christmas season. It was meant to thank the women for their hard work, but of course it made more work as most women prepared food to leave and everything else done beforehand so that the men would be able to manage by themselves. The celebration began to die, but is currently having a revival as it is used to celebrate the contribution women make in all spheres of life these days.