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Bealtine – Ireland’s Summer Fire Festival

While the nights can still be cool, household supplies of turf are running low and no one minds.  The fire is not needed daily now to warm the house.  Instead, it is time to gather wood and start building the frames for bonfires.  It is nearly Bealtine.  We are nearly halfway between the spring equinox […]

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The Eight Sacred Celtic Holidays of the Year

Celtic people stopped eight times a year to celebrate and honor their culture and history. Much of Ireland, and even the world, celebrates these sacred holidays today. Some native events include St. Brigid’s Day, which marks the beginning of spring and Lughnasa, which marks the beginning of harvest. Internationally celebrated is St. Patrick’s Day on […]

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Top 10 Irish Halloween Traditions

The Irish people have been celebrating Halloween since 1000AD, although back then it was called “Samhain” or “end of summer.” The pagans believed that on the eve of Halloween, beings from the spiritual world came to visit mortals. So traditions from that lineage have stuck and are still done around the world. Jack-o-lanterns are rumored […]

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