Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wren's Day

I've been obsessing over Ireland the last couple of months so Zach and I decided to exchange Irish-themed presents for Christmas this year. Zach got Lisa Hannigan's albums Sea Sew and Passenger, and I received This is Ireland by Miroslav Sasek. This book is simply awesome. The illustrations are so fun, and they are making me want to pack my bags, get some air tickets, and go explore!

And here's a little tidbit about the Irish tradition of the Day of the Wren ... In Ireland, December 26, is celebrated as Wren's Day (also known as St. Stephen's Day or Lá an Dreoilín). A day, among many other things, dedicated to the hunting for wrens. You would think any cat would be happy on a day like this, but here's ours, sporting a post-Christmas glum:

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! And if you've never heard Lisa Hannigan sing, here's a slightly longer clip (so there's more to enjoy!) to swoon and mesmerize you ...

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