Celebrating Nollaig na Mban

Nollaig na Mban is the Irish celebration of Little Christmas, also known as Women's Christmas. It is traditional for women to rest and be waited on today….. there is always hope!

As a reward for their hard work over the Christmas season, it was a day off from all house work for women and traditional roles were supposed to be reversed in the home: men did the women’s work in the house while women rested and gathered together informally.

The custom was that women made social calls to the homes of their friends and neighbours and enjoyed tea and the last of the Christmas cake.

We all know that this is something that has become harder in recent times and many people, both men and women, have had to forgo meeting friends and family over Christmas in order to protect each other.

I understand the impact this can have, as an incredibly social person myself. This is why Bloom was created; to celebrate those small connections, those seemingly insignificant and small moments that really brighten our lives on a day-to-day basis.

To celebrate Nollaig na Mban and in the spirit of re-connecting with loved ones, we are offering all our Rep. of Ireland customers free shipping until the 13th January 2022.

It's a small gesture but we hope it will bring some little joys to your day.

Aveline x