It has been our habit in recent years to meet for lunch to celebrate Little Christmas – or Women’s Christmas. Little Christmas, Nollaig na mBan in Irish or Nollaig Bheag in Scottish Gaelic is a tradition that marks Twelth Night, or Epiphany on 6th January.
It survives in places across the world, but we particularly like the Irish tradition where the men take on all the household duties for the day and the women meet up together, which we have done meeting up for lunch.
Sadly, it looks very unlikely we will be able to celebrate this year due to Covid restrictions not permitting meeting together. I think it very unlikely restrictions will ease by so early in the New Year, but should that happen, I will get in touch to see if a probably limited gathering might go ahead.
In the more likely scenario that we are all at home on 6th January, let us at least raise a private glass (or two – who’s to judge?) and look forward to the possibility of a Ladies wot Lunch simply because we can once restrictions are lifted.