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- n. A Welsh custom of singing carols at dawn on Christmas morning.
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.
Early on Christmas morning Welsh Protestants held a carol service known as 'plygain' as opposed to the Catholic Mass.
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