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IRELAND Customs and Traditions

IRELAND Customs and Traditions

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IRELAND Customs and Traditions

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  1. IRELANDCustoms and Traditions Author: Gerda Vares

  2. St. Patrick`s day • St. Patrick`s childhood • His calling • Mission in Ireland • St. Patrick`s day • How people celebrate this day

  3. Halloween • One story about Halloween • The practise of dressing • The Jack-o-lantern custom • Where did it grow out of

  4. Wedding traditions • Irish supertitions • Selecting the date • Throwing the bouquet • Something old, new, borrowed and blue. • The wedding veil • Carrying the bride over the threshold • Third finger, left hand. • Bridesmaids, bestman • Handfasting • First on the dance floor • Leap year proposals • Throwing of rice or confetti

  5. Christmas • Cleaning • Decorating • Mistletoe • Christmas Eve

  6. Wakes • Traditional wakes last… • Keening