Archive for the Christmas category

Women's Christmas 2017: Walking the Way of Hope

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson Friends, it is that time of year when I get to wish you a Merry Women's Christmas and share a gift that I've created for you in celebration of the day! You might already know that in some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings […]

Women's Christmas 2016: Home By Another Way

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson Happy Epiphany! You might already know that in some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is also celebrated as Women's Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day […]

Women's Christmas 2015: Illuminating the Threshold

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson Did you know that in some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as Women's Christmas? Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who […]

Women's Christmas: The Shimmering Hours

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Image: Wise Women Also Came © Jan Richardson In some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as Women's Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who often carried the domestic […]

Women's Christmas: The Map You Make Yourself

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Wise Women Also Came © Jan L. Richardson In some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as Women's Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who often carried the domestic […]

Celebrating Women's Christmas

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Wise Women Also Came © Jan L. Richardson In some parts of the world, Epiphany (January 6, which brings the Christmas season to a close) is celebrated as "Women's Christmas." Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women's Christmas began as a day when the women, who often carried the domestic […]

The Women's Christmas

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Wise Women Also Came © Jan L. Richardson This past year I was delighted to learn of a women's tradition connected with Epiphany, which falls on January 6 and marks the end of the Christmas season. There is a custom, rooted in Ireland, of celebrating Epiphany as Women's Christmas, called Nollaig na mBan in Irish. […]