Irish Christmas Traditions

The ICCANB would like to offer all the best of this wonderful time of the year to you and your families! On this page we have included a few of the popular Irish sayings for this time of the year and attempted to give one variation of pronunciation to guide you. We have also listed several websites that offer a glimpse into the most popular Irish Christmas Traditions. May you and yours be blessed with all the joy, peace and goodwill of the season!
PHRASE: Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit!
PRONOUNCED: Nullig fwee yan iss fwee mway/shih dwit
MEANING: A prosperous and enjoyable Christmas!

PHRASE: Nollaig Shona duit!
PRONOUNCED: Nullig hunna dwit
MEANING: Happy Christmas to you!

PHRASE: Athblian Shona duit!
PRONOUNCED: ought/bleen hunna dwit
MEANING: Happy New Year to you!

Irish Chirstmas Traditions Websites

(Note: These sites are not under the control of the ICCANB and may contain advertizing and/or pop-ups)

Christmas in Ireland – from the Christmas Archives
An Irish Christmas – from
Christmas in Ireland – from
Irish Christmas Traditions
Irish Christmas Customs (includes a recipe for Christmas Cake)
Irish Christmas Traditions (from
Irish Christmas Traditions – by Michael Green of the Irish Newsletter
How to Celebrate an Irish Christmas

So……Happy Christmas to all!!!!
(And don’t forget to e-mail us your own Christmas memories!!)