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The Celtic Fire Festival of Lughnasadh

I wish everyone a blessed and fruitful Lughnasadh!   Lughnasadh is a Celtic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland & Scotland. Source: The Celtic Fire Festival of Lughnasadh

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Merry Beltaine!

Merry Beltane! Beltane evokes images of Maypole dancing and pagan delight. And well it should! Beltaine, Beltane, or Lá Bealtaine in the Irish, is a Gaelic festival celebrating the halfway point between the spring equinox (March 21) and the summer solstice (June

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Story-telling in the Gaelic Tradition

Telling a story takes many forms, but the ancient tradition of telling a story around a fire during the winter nights is a special thing.   Declan Kiberd, ‘Story-Telling: The Gaelic Tradition’, in The Irish Short Story, ed. Terence Brown

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New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

Looking to discover some unusual New Year’s traditions from Ireland? Some Irish New Year’s traditions have made their way to the present, just like these ones. Source: New Year’s Traditions from Ireland

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October is here!

October is here! The time of stunning autumn leaves and scary movies. Do you love Hallowe’en? Do you hold a party, or decorate your house for the kids? . For me, the changing of the seasons didn’t hold much signficance

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10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles – Listverse

The British Isles are a handful of islands that make up the Isle of Great Britain, the Island of Ireland, and a host of smaller islands in that vicinity (I Source: 10 Fascinating Mythological Creatures Of The British Isles –

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Reviving the Ancient Visiting Traditions of Europe | The Wild Hunt

What a wonderful revival of an excellent tradition.   Opportunities to knock on the doors of neighbors — with the expectation that they will provide a gift upon the opening of the door — has largely been relegated to trick-or-treating customs.

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