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St. Stephen's Day

Definition: St. Stephen's Day honors the first Christian martyr, stoned to death shortly after the Crucifixion.

St. Stephen's Day is a national holiday in Ireland, but the celebrations have little connection to the Saint. In Ireland, St. Stephen's Day is the day for Hunting the Wren or Going on the Wren.

Celebrated on December 26.

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St. Stephen's Day
The Irish tradition of St. Stephen's Day explained.

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