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Do the Irish celebrate Christmas? If so, how do you say "Merry Christmas" in Irish?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Seanchai35

Yes, most Irish people do. The Republic of Ireland is predominantly Catholic (though they may or may not consider themselves religious) and Northern Ireland is a mix of Catholic and Protestant, depending on exactly where in the north one is. (Again, they may or may not consider themselves religious). Either way, as both are predominantly Christian, Christmas is celebrated by most people in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.

Merry Christmas in Irish is "Nollaig shona duit" (to one person) or "Nollaig shona daoibh" (to a group of people).

(mildly edited in a vain attempt to dodge potential political quagmire phrasing with regard to ROI/NI distinctions)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LizzyLil2000

Thank you! You were very helpful!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EavanM

Please put your question in the title of your post.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bemk92
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What about "Beannachtaí na Nollag"?

Anyway, if these two videos don't prove that the Irish celebrate christmas, I don't know what will:

https://youtu.be/Xo_UYsYcBAw https://youtu.be/OqKFV_hGtnE

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

'S an cór ón NYPD 's iad
Ag casadh Galway Bay
'S na cloig ag seinnt amach
Ar bhreith Mac Dé

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TreyBall1

How do I verbalize Nollaig Shona Duit or Nollaig Shona Daoibh? Thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

You can listen to it in various dialects on the speech synthesizer at www.abair.ie.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LizzyLil2000

Thanks!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/is_anim_dom

To get into the Christmas spirit, the song 'Silent Night' has been translated to Irish and here it is sung by Enya;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhfQkrgNclY

1 year ago