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 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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Why Rice is Banned At Weddings (It’s Not What You Think)

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Can Birds Die From Eating Rice?

Picture the scene. The happy couple have just exchanged their vow and they’re leaving the church to start their new lives together. The guests gather outside to throw rice at the bride and groom, an ancient tradition associated with good luck and fertility, but just as they’re about to start, someone cries out “Stop! Didn’t you know that rice kills birds?”

It’s a myth so pervasive that it’s been referenced in TV shows like The Simpsons and Cybill. The theory is that wild birds who eat the rice will be harmed when the grains soak up stomach fluids,

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Stop! Read This before You Start Your Wedding Dress Diet

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Five Ridiculous Diets People were Crazy Enough to Try!

You’ve got your wedding booked at Kippure Estate. You’ve bought the perfect dress and everyone’s going to be there. The only problem is that as the big day draws near, you start to worry about fitting into your dress.

In desperation, you feel like you’ll do anything to lose weight fast, but be careful. Some diets range from the silly to the outright dangerous.

Before you do something daft, look at what NOT to do when dieting to fit into your wedding dress.

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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: EUROBUG

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Eurobug International Youth Work Training & Collaboration uniting people from across Europe at Kippure Estate

Eurobug, International Youth Work Training and Collaboration Ltd. was founded in July 2014 in the Republic of Ireland and is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation operating on local, national and international levels. Eurobug aims to provide young people aged between 18 and 30 with the chance to become actively engaged in their own personal growth and development so that they can fulfil their personal potential.

We offer one-to-one mentoring, supporting young people to become actively involved in various international activities.

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