Mari Lwyd brings good luck at Christmas. Photo taken 1904-10 Llangynwyd.
( © National Museum of Wales)
Welsh Christmas and New Year
brought together lots of information to help you enjoy a truly Welsh Christmas and New Year. You'll find
out how people used to celebrate the festive season, about people's beliefs and what they ate and drank.
customs - from Mari
Lwyd to making taffy, and how the Welsh may have invented "trick or treat".
- why we look out for holly, ivy and mistletoe - and beware of red-headed visitors!
- listen to plygain singing, calennig rhymes and some stories associated with Welsh Christmas customs.
- just enough Welsh to send a friend a special greeting in a card or on a gift tag.
Beeton's Recipes - Christmas
fare of the highest quality from the turn of the last century.
festive websites - more
Welsh customs, games, puzzles, celebrations around the world and antique Christmas cards.
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