In the culture and customs of the Irish people can easilytrace the habits and traditions of the peoples who once inhabited the island - from fishermen and hunters of ancient times to the warlike Celts who came to this land for three centuries before the new era. Like any people, Irish people trying to preserve their identity. It manifests itself in the national cuisine, and special dances, and in the habits of the indigenous population, and the local colorful festivals. The most interesting traditions of Ireland, the locals gladly show guests, because among the national character traits - openness, friendliness and hospitality.
Patrick and leaf clover
Two of the most well-known symbol of the country - the HolyPatrick and the shamrock - pursue traveler in Ireland are literally on every corner. Patron of the country drew her to the Christian faith, thereby gaining deep respect descendants. For each Irish St. Patrick's Day - the most favorite and the most important holiday, which is celebrated on a grand scale and a great mood.
March 17, according to the tradition of the entire country of Ireland leaveson parade in green robes, heard everywhere folk songs, Guinness flows like water and even water in some rivers and fountains dyed green. Patrick's Day is celebrated in the world, inhabited by ethnic Irish or just exist lovers of dark beer, and rhythmic dances.
For future speakers
Another tradition is dedicated to Ireland with kisses ... stone. It is part of the famous stone of Scone and is mounted in the wall of Blarney Castle. Kiss with antique relic, according to the Irish, grants party rite special eloquence. To perform the ritual, we have a special way to hang from a high parapet, which threatens, in case of failure, serious injuries. Statistics silent, what percentage kissed the cold lump reached unprecedented success in oratory, but many still commit strange ritual. By the way, this attraction of Ireland is recognized as "the most unhygienic in Europe."
- Greeted with an Irishman, firmly shake his hand and welcome him, looking into his eyes. So you show the other person that you trust him and your intentions are pure.
- Do not try to have time to meet at the appointed time. Ireland Traditions allow a little late, and it will not be perceived negatively.
- Upon entering the store, restaurant or other premises is required to say hello, and leaving, say goodbye. Politeness - a nice touch of the Irish and the same behavior they expect from the guests.