6th January - Little Christmas

The 6th of January is the Twelth Night of Christmas or ‘Little Christmas’[1][2]


[1] Wikipedia says that:

Little Christmas (Irish: Nollaig na mBan, literally Womens Christmas is one of the traditional names in Ireland for 6 January, which is also known in other parts of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany.

By the year AD 1500 eastern Churches were celebrating Christmas on 6 January and western churches were celebrating it on 25 December even though both were using the Julian Calendar.

It is the traditional end of the Christmas season and until 2013 was the last day of the Christmas holidays for both primary and secondary schools in Ireland.

In the Scottish Highlands the term Little Christmas (Scottish Gaelic: Nollaig Bheag) is applied to New Year's Day, also known as La Challuinn, or La na Bliadhna Uire, while Epiphany is known as La Feill nan Righ, the feast-day of the Kings.

In some parts of England, such as Lancashire, this day is also known as Little Christmas.

Little Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[2] As a child I remember celebrating Little Christmas in Wiltshire, although nobody else in my family can remember doing so. Years later, the only person I’ve ever met who knew of Little Christmas was my father-in-law who celebrated it in the County Clare.