Month: August 2021

Pass the Parcel

About Pass the Parcel

Pass the Parcel is a Children’s game, usually played at Birthday parties, whereby a gift is wrapped up in several layers of wrapping paper. Music is played as the parcel is passed around between the children, and when the music stops the person holding the parcel takes off the wrapper. The person who takes off the last wrapper (i.e. the inner-most wrapper) and reaches the gift gets to take home the gift.

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Photo by Liza Summer on


[2] Experience. Played this game myself in School.


Thanks to Jillian Glynn, Kevin Smyth, Ian Collins and Ian Clarke.


Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 21 August 2021

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