“Freedom is never free!” – Unknown “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.“ – Cynthia Ozick “In war, there […]
Holidays In Ireland
Christmas, Easter, and Saint Patrick's Day are major holidays in Ireland with some unique customs and cultures associated with each special time.
Halloween may have started in Ireland, but Americans truly know how to celebrate in style. Today I share my top ten reasons for loving Halloween – American Style. 1. Halloween – A Month-Long Fall Festival: Halloween excitement first brewed in our house when a lone, dried leaf, floated on a late-summer air current. […]
Many Americans who are interested in learning more about Ireland and its customs, have asked me this question over the years…. “Do the Irish celebrate Halloween?” Celebrating Halloween is a strong, cultural tradition linking both lands. Photo Credit I have very fond memories of “Trick or Treating” in Ireland, many moons ago. We did […]
I never realized how truly amazing a trip to a pumpkin patch can be for kids until I moved to Kentucky. The Louisville area is home to many farms, which turn into autumn wonderlands for our children each year. Last year we visited a very small pumpkin patch, which delighted my four children. This year […]