Wren Day in Ireland

Today the 26th December in Ireland is known as Wren Day and St. Stephen's Day. It is not known as Boxing Day which is commonly used in many other countries. Wren Day owes its origins to several legends, including those found in Ireland linking episodes in the life of Jesus to the wren. It is a tradition in certain parts of Ireland where people mostly children travel from house to house playing traditional Irish music, singing and dancing, however in later years they tend to visit the pubs as they are all open and they are sure of getting more than one person to listen to them. They then collect money in a box. They dress up in various outfits from years gone by.These people are known as Wren Boys. Anyone can dress up and take part. Stephen's Day is also a popular day for visiting family members.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like a fun time. Blessings!

  2. Well I didn't know that! How interesting...much better than 'boxing' day! xxxxxx

  3. In Poland we also have St.Steven's Day today!!!Best Wishes and thanks for sharing. Gosia

  4. That was really interesting also the link you added, it sounds like a fun day, thanks for sharing that.Hope you had a good Christmas.


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