Hello, Halloween!

Hello, Halloween!

Did you know that Ireland is the original home of Halloween? IRELAND TRADITIONS Halloween, as we know it today, derives from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced 'sow-en'), which marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It was accompanied by bonfire celebrations, elaborate costumes and a communal feast for…

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Shrove Tuesday / Máirt Na Hlnide

Shrove Tuesday / Máirt na hlnide

Photo credits: LearningLark One of the most enjoyable days of the year has arrived. Shrove Tuesday or as it is commonly known as Pancake Tuesday across Ireland and Britain, Mardi Gras in France or Fat Tuesday in many countries but what is it really all about? Tradition Shrove Tuesday is a tradition followed by many Christians,…

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