Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Tipp's Eve!

In Newfoundland, the day before Christmas Eve is known by Tibb's Eve, Tipp's Eve or Tipsy Eve. No one is really certain of it's exact origin but I do know that it is only in Newfoundland that this term is used.

It is thought that Tipsy Eve originated by the old custom of the men in the outports going from house to house on the 23rd of December to taste each other's home brew. Thus, becoming 'tipsy' by the end of the 23rd.

Happy Tibb's Eve to all but please walk from house to house and leave the car at home!


  1. Great tradition. I think i'll give it a try, maybe around lunch time. Lol Merry Christmas!

  2. Julie ~
    Happy Tibb's eve to you, happy Christmas eve and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    Hugs :)

  3. There are some here who celebrate Tipp's eve however unknowingly!! In younger days we called it bar hopping! LOL!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Cathy G

  4. I've never heard of it...but it sounds like fun to me!!
    Happy Christmas!