On the Feast of Stephen

On the Feast of Stephen:

We know that in Ireland, today is Wren's Day. This involves the funerals for wrens killed by young boys, who collect money for the occasion. There is a particularly merry song associated with the custom.

Did you know that the Welsh also have an interesting custom?

Ancient Welsh custom... [included] "holming" (beating or slashing with holly branches) of late risers and female servants.
The Internet doubtless contains some relevant video for this custom as well; but I think I'll demur posting any such things here. Such joyful play is best practiced in private spaces.

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