Learn Irish Christmas Traditions and Customs on the Emerald Isle
World Book’s Christmas on the Emerald Isle is a richly illustrated, 80-page volume about Christmas traditions in Ireland. The text and illustrations combine to show how people celebrate a favorite Irish holiday, from its roots in pagan rituals to its continued relevance in modern times.
Christmas in Ireland is a joyful time, and yet many of the traditions and customs associated with the holiday are touched with that same spirit of melancholy that colors Epiphany. Christmas on the Emerald Isle begins with the ways that Irish people prepare for the holiday in their homes and in their cities. The book introduces the beloved figure of Santa Claus, depicts how streets and homes are decorated, and describes the delectable foods families savor as part of the traditional Irish celebration of Christmas. From lighted candles in the windows to shopping in outdoor Christmas markets, storytelling, and unique customs specific to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Christmas on the Emerald Isle captures the spirit of the holiday in this ancient land. Also included are details about other Irish holidays that are celebrated at this time: St. Stephen’s Day, Holy Innocents’ Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Epiphany.
About the Christmas Around the World Series:
Christmas on the Emerald Isle is a part of World Book’s Christmas Around the World series, some of the best Christmas books published today. Each volume includes detailed recipes for traditional Christmas foods, illustrated instructions for traditional national crafts, and words and music to beloved carols. The text is suitable for all grade levels.