- Information about the religious practices surrounding the Matres is limited to the stones on which their depictions and inscriptions are found, of which over 1,100 exist. T
- Loose hair may point to maidenhood, whereas the head dresses may refer to married women, the snakes may refer to an association with the souls of the dead or the underworld, and the children and nappies seem to indicate that the Matres and Matronae held a protective function over the family, as well as a particular function as midwives.
Little Christmas (Women's Christmas or Nollaig Bheag)
- Men take on household duties for the day while women hold parties or go out to celebrate the day with their friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts.
- Children often buy presents for their mothers and grandmothers.