Ireland's Puck Fair

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Ireland's Puck Fair
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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 3:57pm

I came upon an article today about a festival in Ireland called the Puck Fair, which takes place in August. It goes back almost 400 years, but it sounds like it has Pagan roots:

http://www.irishcentral.com/IrishAmerica/Puck-Fair-Irelands-Oldest-Festival-130660028.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IrishCentral+%28IrishCentral%29

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 3:51pm

Looks like fun, too! :) Reminds me of some harvest festivals they have around here, too, in CA. Faire weekends abound, and people here dress in authentic dress (make the costumes themselves), perform music, etc. Ren Faires are a big deal but we also have zucchini festivals, and such, too. I love how the old Pagan flare for festivals still goes on. :P


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 4:21pm

Until we moved last year DH and I used to go to the Carolina Renaissance Festival in NC every October. This will be the second year in a row that we're not going, mainly because finances are really tight for us. I've noticed a lot of Pagans at the Ren faire. I would love to be able to attend some festivals in Europe because they definitely have held onto their Pagan roots.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 5:46pm

Same here. Used to go at least once/year, years ago. Just too expensive for us these days, even if you don't try to go in costume or anything like that. :| My DD got to go to a Ren Faire recently, with some who actually work (dance performers). She helped make some doublets, so they got her in for free. Still she was out the long drive & gasoline, but at least she got to go and had a total blast. :D


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:03am

That looks like fun!

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