Music superstar Niall Horan has revealed that he and his friends back home in Ireland have a festive event they take part in each year called the ’12 Pubs of Christmas’.
The former One Direction singer is a now a respected solo artist and his latest single Nice to Meet Ya is climbing through the charts in several countries.
However, despite living as a music superstar for the past decade, the Mullingar native still enjoys travelling back home to spend time with friend and family.
During an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show, Horan explained he and his friends have a tradition called the 12 Pubs of Christmas.
The singer explained: “We always do like … all my mates from school, there’s like 15 or 16 of us and we do this thing called the 12 Pubs of Christmas.
“So basically there’s 26 pubs in one mile in my hometown, and there’s about 14,000 people, so it’s well spread you know? You’ve got room in the pub when you go in.
“So you just go round, and there’s rules, like between pubs four and five you have to link arms with one of your mates and walk backwards to the next pub, and you have a certain amount of time to drink.
“We should make it into a documentary. I would watch it.”
Horan then went on to talk about the traditional Irish Christmas dinner. He said that everyone hates brussel sprouts in Ireland because they are generally boiled, and then when he moved to America, he realised they can be fried too making them much tastier.
He finished with a funny story about being on his tour bus when a wardrobe emergency led to Ed Sheeran wearing his personalised Boston Bruins jersey.
Take a look at the interview below.