[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Country Related: Christmas
On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Andrew Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Padraic Brown wrote:
> > I forget the proper Brithenig... Nadiwdad perhaps? Kernu has Natiwtats
> > and Festa lor Reys. There're Masses, pagents, decorations, plays, brass
> > band competitions, ale (and applejack) go leor, Royal Magnanimity, etc. A
> > rather pleasant time of year, stretched out over a fortnight or so. One
> > would imagine that the _rest_ of Cambria is similar.
> In Brithenig it is called Nadelig from dies natalica, another latin way of
> saying birthday that was adopted in the Celtic languages to mean
> Christmas. It starts with a traditional candlelit procession to the local
> church on Noeth Pylgant, Christmas Eve, literally Cock'scrow Night, but
> the Christmas day itself is a modern "commercialised" Christmas with all
> the trimmings recognisable anywhere in the Western world. The Chomro
> prefer to wait for Calen Ianar, New Year, and then really get off their
> faces! The decorations do not come down until Twelfth Night.
Well, I got that one wrong, eh? :-) Well I suppose them city chappies up
north would have to commercialise everything, wouldn't they? ;-) So what
goes on Calen Ianar?
> - andrew.