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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# nollaig na mban

This year
Poll: Do you celebrate Nollaig na mBan?
Nollaig na mBan is a traditional day for women to relax after a busy Christmas period.
All time
Poll: Are you going to leave your Christmas lights up for longer than usual?
Covid-19 cases are surging, the weather is freezing – will you leave the fairy lights up to help cheer people up?
Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?
Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.
8 lovely little ways to celebrate women in honour of Nollaig na mBan
Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation.
Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'
On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.
Poll: Do you celebrate Nollaig na mBan?
The day has been traditionally associated with celebrating the contribution of Irish women to society.
Today is Nollaig na mBan - what's that all about?
Besides taking down the decorations.
'We need to tell more than just half the story': Cities to be lit up with images of forgotten Irish women
“In the dark month of January, we chose the theme of light,” the festival’s founder said.
It's Women's Christmas, so what's it all about?
Times have changed, but the tradition lives on.
8 easy ways to celebrate the wonderful Irish women in your life today
Happy Little Christmas everyone!
6 little Nollaig na mBan miracles
Quality Street behind the couch!
Open Thread: Are you celebrating Nollaig na mBan*?
*Or Women’s Christmas. Or Little Christmas. Or Women’s Little Christmas.
Opinon: This Nollaig na mBan, let's recognise that women shoulder the majority of care work
Historically, societies assumed that women did the caring and men were breadwinners. While things are changing, the responsibility for work within the home still falls predominantly to women.
Ireland is rather confused about Women's Little Christmas
Little Christmas – yay or nay?
Open thread: are you celebrating Women's Christmas?
Little Christmas is known as Nollaig na mBan in many parts of Ireland as traditionally exhausted women relaxed with a cuppa as the men took over housekeeping duties – for one day only.
Have yourself a merry Women's Little Christmas
Ten things you might not have known about today’s celebration of Nollaig na mBan… nor might you want to.