When people think about Ireland, they would easily assume that these people don’t know how to party. Come to think of it, the country seems quiet and sleepy regularly. However, if you took a closer look and dived into their history and culture, you would slowly realize that these people can party and they have festivals to prove it.
Have you ever worn jewelry to festivals and immediately think if it was appropriate or would fit the occasion? Truth be told, we wear jewelry to exude confidence and portray a character that we keep within. Wouldn’t it make sense to find pieces that fit every occasion and festival that we attend?
If you think about it, Irish and Celtic jewelry embody and embrace these symbolisms of root and meaning. Irish Festivals are celebrating the Irish culture as a whole and take pride in their momentous occasions.
These festivals aren’t just filled with beer and alcohol, Irish people embrace festivals as a celebration of heritage and beliefs. These festivals are filled with life, art, music, and local food. Now if that isn’t a sweet deal, Ireland loves to celebrate festivals so much they have at least one huge festival every month for the whole year-round.
Here’s a list of 5 Irish festivals you would have to attend at least once in your lifetime.
Temple Bar Tradfest
If you are a musical junkie, this is one of the festivals that you would love to attend. It is usually celebrated in the last half of January that runs for 5 days straight. Celebrating rich tunes with different genres. They have successfully celebrated this festival for 13 years now and it is getting bigger every year.
There has been a festival that celebrates music, jig, storytelling, and ceilidhs, all in one event. This festival celebrated every February is not only a gathering for people who share the same interests but it is also an opportunity to learn. This special festival offers a masterclass to teach the craft with workshops held by renowned experts. Get those thinking caps and hunger for learning ready, it’s about to get crazy!
Saint Patrick's Day
We all know this festival oh too well, it is even celebrated in some countries across the world. It is the biggest and most extravagant festival known in Ireland that pays patronage to St. Patrick himself celebrated in March. So you can imagine Mardi Gras as an event like such, but imagine 5 long days and a lot more beer. Unleash the beast as some may say, it’s going to be EPIC.
A lot of people have recently shifted to veganism to spearhead a change in their diet to live a healthier lifestyle. If you want to think about an event that celebrates that and so much more, then you may want to mark your calendar during April and book your tickets to Ireland. The Cork Vegfest is not only an opportunity to try vegan cuisine but also an opportunity to learn the practice.
The Burren Slowfood Festival
You may think that it is a weird event and that some people may not find it interesting, however, the Burren Slowfood Festival is one of the biggest events for food critics across the world. It is celebrated in Ireland during May that gathers people to focus on the imprint of food and how majestic the process and digestion of such soothes the soul.
These festivals are only 5 of the known celebrations in Ireland that showcase how rich and soulful their heritage truly is. If you are a visitor that celebrates these practices with them you aren’t going to feel like you are left out. The welcoming vibe and happiness shared in everyone's faces during the said events make the trip worthwhile and life-changing. We should wear pieces of jewelry that take us back to our roots and proclaim our heritage. Let’s be proud to be Irish and celebrate these festivals as one family!
Celebrate music, food, and drinks with people who know how to celebrate it the right way. Find an Irish local and change the way you perceive festivals TODAY!
Grab your Celtic Pieces to celebrate these festivals with style and finesse.