This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Ireland. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Irish Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
On Christmas Eve, in honor of the infant Jesus, the youngest family member is chosen to light a candle in the window. The light is a welcome to any who, like Mary and Joseph, might be looking for shelter. The candle burns all night long, and wanderers who pass by are given food and money. After church services on Christmas Day, families distribute baked goods to friends and relatives. On December 26, St. Stephen's Day, children participate in a custom called "Feed the Wren." With a wren in a cage they proceed from door to door singing carols and collecting money for charity. The season ends on January 6, which is known as "Little Christmas."