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  • n. A Welsh custom of singing carols at dawn on Christmas morning.


Welsh, dawn, cockcrow, matins (Wiktionary)


  • On Christmas Day itself, a 'plygain' carol service would be held between 3am-6am in the local church, and this custom continues in some parts of Wales notably in Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire to this day.

    Nadolig Llawen

  • Early on Christmas morning Welsh Protestants held a carol service known as 'plygain' as opposed to the Catholic Mass.

    'Noson Gyflaith' - Welsh toffee making

  • For information on other Welsh Christmas traditions and to hear some plygain singing, click here. posted by Big Bead Little Bead at 7:23 PM

    'Noson Gyflaith' - Welsh toffee making


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