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Here are the top ten articles for the Irish Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Irish Recipes for Christmas
Here are a few wonderful Irish recipes for you to share during the holidays. Family visiting, children being extra especially good, friends come bringing cheer...there's nothing like the aroma of Christmas cooking to set mouths watering in anticipation of a happy holiday!
2. Christmas in Ireland
An Irish Christmas is both holy day and holiday. It's a warm, friendly season that lasts from Advent 'til Little Christmas.
3. The Traditional Irish Wake
Though it is a bit of an exaggeration, the stereotype of the Irish wake is that of a big party, and the only one without a hangover a week later is the deceased. Every family now has its own new traditions, but some Irish traditions don't change.
4. Irish Christmas Cake
Irish Christmas Cake is a cherished tradition indeed, but it's a delicious treat to offer family and guests any time of the year. A bit of Christmas Cake at Easter will bring cheers. No time to bake? Try Tea Time Express's Handmade Irish Christmas Cake from FoodIreland.com. It's superb.
5. Irish Assimilation Into American Culture
In the 1800īs the Irish left Ireland in the hundreds of thousands and headed mostly for America. Their assimilation however was anything but easy or pleasant.
6. Irish Wedding Traditions
Love and marriage, Irish weddings with style.
7. Handfasting, an Ancient Irish Wedding Ceremony
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic wedding ceremony that is enjoyed by many couples. Committment by any other name...is still the same. Long life and much happiness to all loving couples.
8. Irish Life In The 1800's
What was life like in Ireland in the 1800īs for the "ordinary" folk. Here is a brief description.
9. The Black Irish
A brief discussion on the term "Black Irish" and its meaning and derivation.
10. Plum Pudding
Itīs not too early to start thinking about the traditional Irish Christmas treat---Plum Pudding. Despite the name, there are no plums. Dickens would be pleased with this recipe. It is very much loved, even by those who don't eat it.
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