If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas in Ireland is like, I’m pretty sure this Guinness ad is about as accurate as you can get. As of this moment there are less than 12 hours to go until Christmas Day, so here’s to hoping there’s snow in the forecast…
Merry Christmas Eve from Dublin!
Very rarely do you get to witness the birth of a widely-observed cultural event. Most holidays and celebrations have deep histories rooted in the veneration of a significant figure, commemoration of an ancient religious feast day and/or festival to usher in a new season. Given that they generally have historically-significant backgrounds, new holidays haven’t sprung up very often in the past.
But then the era of mass consumption came along. And now all the rules have changed.
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