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Celtic Winter Holiday Traditions


Here are ten ways to do it and they relate directly to old Celtic customs and traditions.  Enjoy!  

1. Use Holly for your decorations.

2. By Giving : The Candle in the Window and the Laden Table in Ireland

3. With the Food: Plum Pudding - How to make one.

4. With your Cards & Greeting: Celtic Blessings (for your Cards and eCards)

5. At your Gathering: Learn how to say "Merry Christmas" in Gaelic

6. For yourself: Here's some lovely Irish Christmas poetry to read and share with friends and loved ones.

7. The Music - always the musicpoetry and song!

8. Connect to your ancient past: Learn about the ancient monument of Newgrange in Ireland

9. Sing Auld Lang Syne - maybe even learn the 'old' version here.

10. Pass it on. Tell your friends and family all about their Irish heritage and winter traditions in Ireland.

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November, a Month for Remembering

For many cultures, November is a time to remember the ancestors.  While each culture has its own set of traditions and rituals, the core beliefs around honoring their memory tends to be similar.   It is a time to remind ourselves where we came from, that time passes, that there are things to be passed on and that it is important to remember those who went before and what it is they stood for; that there are others who prepared the ground and that as we pass through, we will honor the ground on which we… Read more

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

by Clyde Watson

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