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Nollaig na mBan


  • Image of the three magi

Monday, 6 January 2020


This is also known as Little Christmas or Nollaig Bheag or even Women's Christmas or Nollaig na mBan. The date marks the visit of the three Magi, or Wise Men (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) to Bethlehem but also celebrates the early events of Jesus' life.

In some countries January 6 is the day on which people exchange gifts.

In the classroom: Learn more about the roots and traditions of Nollaig na mBan


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