The twelfth and final day of Christmas, January 6th, was known in Ireland as Nollaig na mBan or Women's Christmas. As a reward for their hard work over the Christmas season, it was a day off from all the housework. Custom was that women gathered together informally, and enjoyed tea and the last of the Christmas cake. By the mid 20th century the traditional of Nollaig na mBan had largely died out, but it is slowly undergoing a revival. 'Small Christmas' was appropriated by strong women and turned into a day to honour womens contribution to every area of life. In recent years a day to cherish the beauty of deep and fierce female friendships; honour mothers and daughters and highlight the contribution made by the women who went before us.
So what better date to bring the inaugural TEDxWomen event to Dublin. TEDxWomen is an exciting opportunity to help move the conversation about the power of girls and women in a meaningful way.
Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.