Countdown Podcast #12- 286 Days to Go!

Éirinn go Brách!– Click to hear this week’s podcast 

This week we kick off an Irish week of Christmas traditions and practices.  Today we discuss the Irish timeline for Christmas.  It all starts on December 8th- a National Holiday.  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are full of church, friends, food, pudding pie, and swimming??  Yes, swimming!  Up next is a day with wrens and horses and it all wraps up on January 6th with a day to celebrate women.  Most intriguing to us today was the pudding pie and mince meat pies.  We even attempted to purchase a treat at the local British store before tonight’s recording.  Unfortunately all that was available were some beef pies and that didn’t work.  Guess we’ll be making one from scratch!