A NEW initiative launched by the Irish Government today calls on members of the diaspora across the globe to celebrate being Irish this Christmas.
Announced on Monday, November 30, by Diaspora Minister Colm Brophy, along with the launch of a new website www.tobeirish.ie, it aims to “further connect” Ireland “with our diaspora this Christmas”.
“Christmas 2020 will be different in many ways but no matter where we are in the world, it will be a time when we think of those we love the most,” Mr Brophy explained.
“I am looking forward to the To Be Irish at Christmas initiative which will help the Irish all over the world connect with each other.
“I hope that many people will take part by submitting their songs, stories, memories or hopes for the year ahead.”
A series of events are due to take place on the To Be Irish At Christmas platform between December 21 and 31.
They will be announced on December 8.
Prior to that the Government is calling on individuals to create short videos from wherever they are in the world about something that connects them with home at Christmas.
“Taking inspiration from the History of Ireland in 100 Objects project, To Be Irish at Christmas would like to hear from Irish people across the globe about one thing that connects them to Ireland during the holiday season,” they state.
“From special objects, to songs, recipes, or films, we want to know what reminds our global family of home at this special time of year.”
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