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Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day by Loretto on 26 December 2011 1:59pm
 
"The wren, the wren, the king of all birds. Saint Stephen's day he got caught in the firs. So it's up with the kettle and down with the pan. Won't you give me a penny to bury the wren."

Old Irish poem.

My dad used to say this on Saint Stephen's day, today. The custom was when I was growing up, tonight people would come dressed in disguise to your door and sing for money. A friend from Puerto Rico said that they do the exact same thing except they do it on January 6th.

Well, would you loook here! Someone else is nostalgic about the wren too:
http://www.busi.mun.ca/flynn/wren.htm
 



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