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The Rituals and Magic of Christmas

Monday 25th November 2019 at Christian Fellowship Church, Bantry at 8.00pm

'Back to the Beginning: The Rituals and Magic of Christmas’

A Lecture by Shane Lehane, Cultural and Heritage Studies, CSN College of Further Education, Cork.

As we approach the midpoint of the cold, wet and dark, winter season of the year, Irish people have filled this significant time with an extraordinary plethora of compulsory observations and traditions. As familiar as these may be, this illustrated lecture highlights the nature and character of the many automatically observed mid-winter, Christmas and New Year rituals and importantly seeks to explain their relevance and why they take place.