St Brigid’s Day

Here in Ireland,  the 1st of February is celebrated as Saint Brigid’s Day and is seen by many, perhaps optimistically, as the first day of spring!

It was great to see the children leave school today clutching their Saint Brigid’s Crosses. We made some more at home.

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Rushes are weaved together to form a simple cross. There are a number of different designs. This is the one I have known since I was a school girl.

You can learn more about St Brigid traditions here.

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19 thoughts on “St Brigid’s Day

  1. Eliza Waters

    Happy ‘Spring!’ Your post a couple years back inspired me to try my hand at making one. It turned out pretty well and I kept it until it fell apart. This year the rushes are under ice and snow, so I won’t be making another, alas.

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