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Most of the festivals have customs of their own. It is a custom for boys to go around hunting the wren on St Stephen's Day. They dress up specially for that day and cover their faces so that no one will know who they are. They go from house to house singing this verse.
"The wren, the wren
Th king of all birds.
St Stephen's day
He was caught in the furze.
Although he is small
His family is great
So get up young laddie
And give up a treat."
They get money from some people.
There is a custom on Easter Sunday morning to eat eggs and to try who would eat the rest.
The custom on St Patrick's day is to wear a shamrock and a badge and some people wear a green suit.
The custom on the 29th of June is to