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The Annual Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games - wtvr.com

October 23, 2017 - 8:12pm

wtvr.com

The Annual Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games
wtvr.com
RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond favorite, the 'Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games' is happening this Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Festival Organizers Amanda Marable and Stokes ...

What Does Halloween Have to Do With the Reformation? Plenty - UANews (press release)

October 23, 2017 - 7:05pm

UANews (press release)

What Does Halloween Have to Do With the Reformation? Plenty
UANews (press release)
Halloween started as a pagan Celtic festival known as Samhain, which celebrated the harvest and new year. After the Roman Empire conquered the Celts in the first century, festivals traditional to each culture were combined and then eventually usurped ...

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Noson Lawen to celebrate choir's 70 years - Cambrian News

October 23, 2017 - 1:53pm

Noson Lawen to celebrate choir's 70 years
Cambrian News
The choir are also proud of their international fame having travelled to Ireland and France for a number of years - the most recent trip being to the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland, in April. This was the third time in 12 years that the choir ...

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When is Halloween 2017? True story behind All Souls and All Saints, why we celebrate and terrifying facts - Mirror.co.uk

October 22, 2017 - 6:50am

Mirror.co.uk

When is Halloween 2017? True story behind All Souls and All Saints, why we celebrate and terrifying facts
Mirror.co.uk
Traditionally people wore costumes, animal skins and heads and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. By 43 AD the Roman Empire had conquered most of the Celtic territory and over the years of their reign they combined their festivals with the Celtic's.

What's on TV today - The Times

October 22, 2017 - 12:03am

What's on TV today
The Times
... the now-50-somethings who devoured it and the sequels, thus creating the phenomenon) need no more exposure, so to mark the 20th anniversary, the BBC has found an angle more suited to the week of the Celtic festival of the dead: the traditions ...

The origin of trick-or-treating is one big ghostly Halloween tale - Mashable

October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

The origin of trick-or-treating is one big ghostly Halloween tale
Mashable
Halloween derives from the three-day Celtic festival Samhain. The Celts believed the dead would return on Earth at the end of the harvest season (Oct. 31) and decided to honor them. The "villagers disguised themselves in costumes made of animal skins ...

Tucson Celtic Festival Association in need of volunteers - Tucson News Now

October 21, 2017 - 12:18am

Tucson Celtic Festival Association in need of volunteers
Tucson News Now
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? The Tucson Celtic Festival Association might just have your chance, they are in need of volunteers for the 31st annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games in November. The festival runs Nov. 3 - 5 at ...

Galway Bay's 14th annual Celtic Music Feis spans 6 days at 3 venues - North Coast News

October 20, 2017 - 11:28pm

North Coast News

Galway Bay's 14th annual Celtic Music Feis spans 6 days at 3 venues
North Coast News
The Celtic Music Feis (or Festival) is entering its 14th year in Ocean Shores, with 31 groups and artists set to perform at three venues. Galway Bay, a block past the Ocean Shores gates on Point Brown Avenue, is the birthplace of the event that has ...

Dan MacDonald: Another successful Celtic Colours - Cape Breton Post

October 20, 2017 - 7:39pm

Cape Breton Post

Dan MacDonald: Another successful Celtic Colours
Cape Breton Post
It seems like a dream that the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival has come and gone already. The months of hard work and planning by the staff, plus the intense effort by more than 2,000 volunteers in communities across the island resulted in ...

Galway Bay's 14th annual Celtic Music Feis spans 6 days at 3 venues - The Daily World

October 20, 2017 - 5:39pm

The Daily World

Galway Bay's 14th annual Celtic Music Feis spans 6 days at 3 venues
The Daily World
The Celtic Music Feis (or Festival) is entering its 14th year in Ocean Shores, with 31 groups and artists set to perform at three venues. Galway Bay, a block past the Ocean Shores gates on Point Brown Avenue, is the birthplace of the event that has ...

Julie Tomlin's theatre news: Jay at Hen & Chickens; Voila! Europe festival; Celtic Kiss - Camden New Journal newspapers website

October 20, 2017 - 4:30pm

Camden New Journal newspapers website

Julie Tomlin's theatre news: Jay at Hen & Chickens; Voila! Europe festival; Celtic Kiss
Camden New Journal newspapers website
Set in a North London Irish pub as preparations for the wake of Teresa's husband progress, Celtic Kiss is a story of budding romance and ghosts that you can see from October 23-25 and also at the Lion and Unicorn pub in Kentish Town from November 6-12.

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2017 trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events outlined - New Castle News

October 20, 2017 - 2:09pm

New Castle News

2017 trick-or-treat hours, Halloween events outlined
New Castle News
From festivals and parades to trick-or-treating, kids young and old alike will be celebrating a holiday that dates back thousands of years. Halloween is rooted in European traditions from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to All Saints Day to the ...

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The Weekly Read: Think your know your ghosts from your ghouls? Here's how Halloween began - Independent.ie

October 20, 2017 - 11:35am

Independent.ie

The Weekly Read: Think your know your ghosts from your ghouls? Here's how Halloween began
Independent.ie
The line between this world and the spirit world was at its thinnest at this point, allowing spirits, ghosts, and fairies to pass through. This ancient Celtic festival gave us the traditions of bonfires and costumes which people used to use to ward off ...
When is Halloween 2017, why is the date significant and how is it celebrated?The Sun

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Choir (and soprano) hit high notes with wins at Mod - The Scotsman

October 19, 2017 - 10:09pm

The Scotsman

Choir (and soprano) hit high notes with wins at Mod
The Scotsman
Bùrach competed wearing ribbons of MacLean tartan, in honour of their late choir member Iain MacLean, who died on his return from a successful choir competition at the International Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland earlier this year. The choir said: “His ...

Pop Explosion, a haunted house and fix-it fair: Five things to do in Halifax this weekend - MetroNews Canada

October 19, 2017 - 8:52pm

MetroNews Canada

Pop Explosion, a haunted house and fix-it fair: Five things to do in Halifax this weekend
MetroNews Canada
Re-Jigged: Break out your dancing shoes and get ready for a weekend of Celtic music, dance and culture at the annual Re-Jigged Festival running Friday to Sunday in Dartmouth. Join in on music workshops, Irish Gaelic lessons, concerts and ceilidhs for ...

Côr Blaenporth - Blaenporth Male Voice Choir - to celebrate 70th anniversary - Tivyside Advertiser

October 19, 2017 - 1:59pm

Tivyside Advertiser

Côr Blaenporth - Blaenporth Male Voice Choir - to celebrate 70th anniversary
Tivyside Advertiser
This was the third time in 12 years that the choir had attended, and competed in, the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland. In 2011 the choir was invited to sing at a series of 6 concerts at six different locations in Brittany, in front of appreciative ...

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Celtic left drowning their sorrows as Bayern Munich produce a festival of football - Gannon's verdict - Scottish Daily Record

October 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Scottish Daily Record

Celtic left drowning their sorrows as Bayern Munich produce a festival of football - Gannon's verdict
Scottish Daily Record
Oktoberfest may have just finished but a Bayern goalfest left Celtic with the same kind of dizzying feeling after a night downing those famously lethal Bavarian beers. Munich welcomed more than six million tourist for one of the most well-known parties ...

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Galway Bay's 14th annual Celtic Music Feis spans 6 days at 3 venues - The Daily World

October 19, 2017 - 4:34am

The Daily World

Galway Bay's 14th annual Celtic Music Feis spans 6 days at 3 venues
The Daily World
The Celtic Music Feis (or Festival) is entering its 14th year in Ocean Shores, with 31 groups and artists set to perform at three venues. Galway Bay, a block past the Ocean Shores gates on Point Brown Avenue, is the birthplace of the event that has ...

Why we remember the fifth of November - Echo

October 18, 2017 - 11:05am

Echo

Why we remember the fifth of November
Echo
Since it had become a religious day, and All Hallows Eve had taken over the date of the traditional Celtic festival of welcoming the darker months, called Samhain, the Protestant Church also decided to see this as their own equivalent to the pagan event.

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Dan MacDonald: Another successful Celtic Colours - Cape Breton Post

October 18, 2017 - 1:12am

Dan MacDonald: Another successful Celtic Colours
Cape Breton Post
It seems like a dream that the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival has come and gone already. The months of hard work and planning by the staff, plus the intense effort by more than 2,000 volunteers in communities across the island resulted in ...

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