It is Saint Brigid's day today! - Dublin Visitor Centre

It is Saint Brigid’s day today!

The first of February marks the beginning of spring in Ireland!

Even if it is nearly snowing at the moment in Ireland, today we celebrate the first day of spring: The Saint Brigid’s day!

A bit of History: Saint Brigid of Kildare was one of the  most important female saints in Ireland. She was a nun, abbess and foundress of many monasteries. The 1st of February was initially a pagan festival called Imbolc, which marked the beginning of spring. Traditionally School children made St. Bridgit’s crosses  out of reeds to remember this wonderful Pagan and Christian saint.

 

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Happy first day of spring people!

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