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Put on your Easter Bonnet

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"In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.
I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I'll be the proudest fellow in the easter parade."

This year, once again, on Easter Sunday night I will sit down with my mother and watch our favourite easter movie "Easter Parade".

This 1948 American musical stars Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford and features the music of Irving Berlin.

Once again, we will sing along with...


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  • Many of the symbols and rituals of Easter relate to the Jewish Passover.
  • The Easter Lily is a symbol of resurrection and is traditionally the flower of Easter.  (It is also, in Ireland, a symbol of the Easter Rising 1916)
  • Easter Eggs to celebrate Easter originated in the early Christian world with eggs stained in red in memory of the passion of Christ.
  • The Easter Bunny is a modern American tradition...


Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday - it's all about Mothers

 

 

Mothers Day is celebrating on various days in different countries. The modern celebration was established in 1908 in the United States when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Church.  She successfully campaigned to make the second sunday in May a recognised as a holiday in the United States.  

In Ireland and continental Europe, there was an older religious tradition of celebrating Mothering Sunday.  It was a day when servants were given a day off to visit their mother church and their own mothers.  On the way to...


Why we wear Shamrock on St. Patrick's Day

 

 

It might surprise people to learn that St. Patrick, our national saint, was not born in Ireland. Some claim he was born in Wales.  Others say Scotland or Brittany.  But we do know that he was an immigrant to Ireland, who, it is believed, came here as a slave. 

Seamóg or Seamair Óg in Irish means young clover.   It is believed that St Patrick used this plant with three leaves on one stem to explain the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) when preaching Christianity.

The Shamrock...


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