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St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Crafts for Kids

When you think of St. Patrick's Day you probably think of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and rainbows are a wonderful and fun inspiration for St. Patrick's Day crafts with kids. There...

Easy St. Patrick's Day Ribbon Crafts for Kids

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and it is a great excuse for creating crafts with your kids. Ribbon is inexpensive and easy to work with, and this article will supply you with ideas...

13 Facts About Mummies

Mummies are a popular part of our modern Halloween celebrations. Though enshrouded in mystery, they have been among us for millinnea. These thirteen intriguing mummy facts are sure to entertain...

The Origins of Halloween

The Halloween celebration we enjoy today are closely tied to historical events dating back for hundreds of years. Halloween's roots can be traced back for several centuries to the ancient Celtic...

The Gaelic Paranormal: A Review of Ireland's Most Mysterious Sites

Ireland is a land long steeped in history, with a strong tradition of story and superstition. From fairy forts to ghost riders, the paranormal has always had a place in Irish culture, and its most...

Crafts for the Children on St. Patrick's Day- "Search for Leprechauns" Game

St. Patrick's Day is a day when the Irish and the not so Irish, young and old alike, show a fondness for all things green, shamrocks, leprechauns, and pot of gold. From boiled potatoes, corned...

Traditional Halloween Divination Games from Ireland

Halloween history has always had a spiritual element. In Ireland and other northern European countries, it was believed that the future and past existed in the present during Halloween night. This...

The History of Halloween

The clock chimes. It is 6:00 pm on October 31st. Children rush out the door, dressed to the nines as ghouls and goblins. They swoop down on neighborhoods that are armed and ready; armed with candy...

Four Reasons to Celebrate Halloween Differently

Do you dread spending this Halloween running the trick-or-treat circuit in your neighborhood or at the local mall? Did you know that many nature centers, museums, and other educational attractions...

The Giant's Causeway

In County Antrim, Northern Ireland, a bridge disappears into the sea only a short distance from the shore. Thousands of tourists flock to the area to walk across the remains. A bridge that serves...

Easter: A Mix of Ancient Traditions

Easter in modern days has been highly commercialized, as many religious or Christian holidays. However, this celebration still keeps an interesting mix of its pagan and Christian traditions. In...

Artful Easter Eggs

Coloring Easter eggs is a time-honored tradition for many households. But if the children have reached an age where dipping eggs in dye is simple too facile, the following techniques offer greater...

Fascinating Saint Patrick's Day Facts

Everyone turns a wee bit Irish around Saint Patrick's day but do we really know why? Probably because it's fun to wear shamrocks and drink green beer. Here are several fascinating Saint Patrick's...

Saint Patrick's Day is Not Just for People

Saint Patrick's Day is a fun holiday for many. People of Irish heritage especially enjoy this fun spirited day. Your pets can also enjoy this lighthearted holiday. Don't limit this fun day of green...

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