Trasna na dTonnta dul siar dul siar
Bringing in the green on May Day was a common yet lovely tradition around here, the idea was that by bringing greenery and the blue flowers of the periwinkle or Vinca Major you would also be bringing in good luck to the house. The tradition is ancient and even the Romans celebrated the Roman goddess of flowers and vegetation, Flora from April 28th to May 3rd! Other piseogs incuded the fanciful notion that washing one's face in the dew on May Day morning would result in astounding beauty, no need for plastic or serums then!
Geimhreadh an Earraigh/ Winter Spring!
I have often heard people say that the weather is skinning, and most often it’s in March or early April when the weather is most unpredictable in fact the only predictable thing about the weather in early spring is it’s unpredictability! March is one of the seven long months with 31 days. Spring begins on the first of March for meteorologists the days become longer and we begin to notice a grand stretch in the evenings but the poor brindled cow was not so fortunate!