January 6th is celebrated in Ireland as "Women's Christmas" (Nollaig na mBan). More commonly known in other parts of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany, it marks the end of the Christmas period in Ireland. It is known as "Women's Christmas" because of the Irish men taking on all the household duties for the day. Most women hold parties or go out to celebrate the day with their friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts. Bars and restaurants serve mostly women on this night, and children often buy presents for their mothers and grandmothers.