Halloween (or Samhain as it was known among the ancient Celts) is approaching and what better time to tell us about your family’s Irish superstitions? Perhaps you have stories about strange coincidences and events that might have been passed down by your Irish relatives, or even know of some favorite legend or haunted place in
. Share them with us in the next edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture. Ireland
Deadline for submissions for the Irish Superstitions edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture is October 25th. The carnival will be published at West in New England on October 31. See you there!
Lisa's note: We might be pushing our luck on this one. Does Bill know that October 31st is a Friday this year? Every good Irishman knows Friday is the most unlucky day of the week! (See numbers eleven and twelve in Karen Michelle Nutt's Brush Up On Your Irish Superstitions, if you don't believe me.) :)
Want to read the "back issues" of our Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture? Here are your complimentary copies:
- 1st edition: Everyone loves a good Irish story - Stories of Ireland and the Irish
- 2nd edition: They say there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow... - A focus on Irish family history research
- 3rd edition: Off to Ireland! - Irish places, both in and out of Ireland
- 4th edition: A St. Patrick's Day parade of posts! - An assortment of posts on all things Irish in celebration of St. Patrick's Day 2008
- 5th edition: A little Irish language, a bit of Blarney... - A tribute to the Irish language
- 6th edition: The many faces of Irish identity - Contributors ponder the question, "What does it mean to be Irish?"
- 7th edition: Looking into the heart of Ireland - A compilation of books recommended by participants in the Small-leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge
- 8th edition: Top of the class: Family historians set goals for Irish research - A assortment of various family historians to-do lists for Irish genealogy