If you've taken down your decorations and are feeling bereft or if you're clinging onto that festive feeling, here's why we celebrate Nollaig na mBan or Women's Christmas and a few ideas for how to do it in style.

Few would argue that the run-up to Christmas can be arduous and most of the emotional labour falls to women in many houses. This isn't a new phenomenon, but its significance is being re-evaluated as a day for women to kick back and be appreciated.

Juli Ní Mhaoileáin and Dr Marion Mc Garry talking about the significance of Nollaig na mBan on Morning Ireland.

Dr Marion Mc Garry talks about the traditions related to Nollaig na mBan as simple joys, women spending time with their friends for tea and cake.

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From the RTÉ Archives, have a look back at how the tradition was carried on in Corca Dhuibhne in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, where women gathered to wind down after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Reporter Tom Mc Guire describes this tradition as a 'time of togetherness, a winding down, rather than a cold turkey, after Chistmas'.

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Events are taking place around the country for this year's Nollaig na mBan from The Writers' Centre to Smock Alley Theatre and a special performance on this week's Late Late Show.