St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Around the World

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Strange and peculiar St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day has been an important date in the Irish calendar since the early 17th century. These days, people around the globe gather together in March to celebrate the saint’s day and Irish culture. New York City puts on a massive parade while you’ll see the river go a bright green in Chicago.

But if you thought that St. Patrick’s Day celebrations was just leprechauns and shamrocks, think again. There are plenty of places across the world that have put their own unique slant onto the day.

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The Romance of a Spring Wedding

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How to put together a stunning spring wedding theme

There are already signs that spring is on its way, with the first shoots of bulbs poking through the ground and even the odd blossom on the trees. Spring is a wonderfully romantic season to get married in, bringing with it the promise of summer after a long, harsh winter.

A spring wedding allows you to take your pick from a plethora of flowers. You can go wild with flowers in your hair and on your dress, decorating the wedding venue and even brightening up your wedding cake.

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Explore Ireland’s wild and beautiful Wicklow Mountains on foot

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Discover Kippure Estate’s breath taking Wicklow scenery at your own pace

Kippure Estate, located by the Wicklow Mountains, is especially lucky to be able to offer some of the most stunning views in the country, making it ideal if you enjoy rambling.

Whether you’re part of a walking club or you just want to take some time out with your friends and family, Kippure Estate is the ideal base for your holiday. No matter what your level of fitness, we have something for everyone. Discover rolling mountains, natural woodlands, gentle lakes and miles and miles of sandy beaches.

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The Magic of an Irish Christmas – Historical Yuletide Traditions

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There are many traditions surrounding this special season, but in Ireland, there are a number of superstitions and sayings that made it an extraordinary place to be at Christmas time.

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There are plenty of Old Wives’ Tales about the weather throughout the year and Christmas is no exception. Children would be delighted to see snow on December 24th because this meant that geese were being plucked in Heaven, ready for the dinner table. It was also a good sign because the colder the Christmas, the milder spring would be. However, if the night was temperate,

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The Sensitive Way to Get Your Partner to Propose

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5 steps to persuading your partner to pop the question

So you’ve been dating for quite a while. You’ve met each other’s parents and everyone likes each other. It’s time to take the next step and get engaged, but there’s only one problem.

There’s no proposal.

Now you don’t want to force the issue. After all, you love your partner and you don’t want to pressure them. At the same time, it really is time they followed the advice of the great Beyoncé and put a ring on it.

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