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Stoneing, Fox Hunting, & Hot Whisky Does a Holiday Make!

Master of the hunt and his riders and hounds gathering for the annual Fox Hunt in Kells Ireland, Dec 26 2013

Master of the hunt and his riders and hounds gathering for the annual Fox Hunt in Kells Ireland, Dec 26 2013

A glimpse back at last year’s day after Christmas for the Rucksack Foodie, and the Irish traditions the day holds.
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The day after Christmas back home in Missouri includes waking up to a house strewn about with new toys, spending the day indulging on Mom’s Christmas dinner leftovers, and 60% off sales at all major department stores.            In Ireland the day after Christmas is so much more!! December 26 is known as St Stephens Day  ( La Fheile Stiofan) or The Day of the Wren (La an Dreoilin). The day for many starts out in Catholic Mass, as did mine in hopes i’d find a bit of spiritual explanation for this holiday. A day of a observation for the first Christian martyr, based upon the story of St Stephen who in 35ad was stoned to death by an angry mob  for his faith in Jesus and then while be stoned prayed for his assailants souls to be forgiven by God (quite a guy!)

The story…

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