Did you know.. that today is also known as “St. Bridget’s Complaint”. It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.
Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category
As Christmas quickly approaches, you may be looking to highlight your Irish heritage by including some Irish traditions in your celebration. The following websites do a great job of discussing some fun and interesting things to do.
The Gaelic greeting for ‘Merry Christmas’ is:
‘Nollaig Shona Duit’
……which is pronounced as ‘null-ig hun-a dit’.
The light of the Christmas star to you
The warmth of home and hearth to you
The cheer and good will of friends to you
The hope of a childlike heart to you
The joy of a thousand angels to you
The love of the Son and God’s peace to you.
To have a light in your window on Christmas Eve to welcome the stranger meant that you were welcoming the Holy Family too.
Here are a few links so you can add a little “luck of the Irish” to your Thanksgiving feast. Please feel free to add others, as I’m sure there’s lots of things different families do to green up the holiday! Enjoy!