Today is January 6th, also known as Epiphany among Christians all over the world. Well, not so much in Ireland: Over here January 6th is celebrated as Little Christmas, or… (Attention ladies!)… Women’s Christmas!!!!!
Women’s Christmas is an old Irish tradition going back to the times when families weren’t as small as they are today. The men went to work and the women were expected to do the housework and raise the kids. Finally, on January 6th after the busy weeks spent with Christmas preparations, women got at least one day off. On this day, the men – who usually didn’t have to lift a finger in the house – took all the household duties, sending their “girls” off to celebrate or just relax. Personally, I think Women’s Christmas is one of the best ideas ever and it’s a shame that it’s only celebrated in Ireland (especially in Cork).
Still, there are some questions I can’t get out of my head:
Question 1: Women’s Christmas is sometimes called Little Women’s Christmas. Come
on… what does that mean?!
Question 2: I found a statement of a woman who’s wondering if she’s really supposed to think that it is generous “to allow the mammies of Ireland a full 24 hours break, before she returns to being a domestic slave for the remaining 364 days of the year.” Right in some way, isn’t it?
Question 3: How can men manage a whole day without women?! There are still some
that don’t know one end of a broom from the other. But maybe, looking at this:
…not such a bad idea to let them give it a try, isn’t it?!
Question 4: Obviously, every woman, wife, girlfriend, etc. is going out tonight, leaving her husband and/or boyfriend at home. Isn’t that the perfect day for all the single men???
Question 5: Honestly girls, do we really need a reason or a special day to celebrate?
Anyway… fact is that a lot of bars and restaurants offer special “Women’s Christmas” parties and events tonight. Here we go, ladies!!! Let’s meet round the pub later on…!