With the holidays upon us the joyous Irish greeting "Nollaig Shona Duit!" (Literally "Happy Christmas!") rings out between friends and family throughout Ireland. At the Emerald Island Casino we want to be among the first to wish you Nollaig Shona Duit! Christmas in Ireland traditionally begins on December 8th signaling the time to put up decorations and Christmas trees. Irish Christmas traditions are similar to those in most Western countries with a few unique exceptions.