When thinking of the Irish culture, what does one think of? Clovers? Drunken men? Maybe so, but are those how true Irishmen and woman would see it. They would merely see it as a Shamrock and having a good time with friends and family telling folktales around a fire. The Irish culture is unique. One filled with joy, passion, and yes, maybe a few drinks. Today I am here to enlightening you about Irish wedding customs, cuisine and tradition of the kitchen, as well as folklore and myths.
One thing that every different culture expresses uniquely is a marriage, or wedding. A typical Irish traditional wedding is a beautiful ceremony. From the stunning attire of both the bride and groom, traditionally the later would be dressed in a kilt made from the tartan of his clan, whereas the bride would usually wear white to show her purity. There is an old saying about the color of the brides dress… Marry in white, everything’s right
Marry in blue, lover be true
Marry in pink, spirit’s will sink
Marry in gray, live far away
Marry in brown, live out of town
Marry in green, ashamed to be seen
Marry in yellow, ashamed of your fellow
Marry in black, wish you were back
Marry in red, wish you were dead
Marry in tan, he’ll be a loved man
Marry in pearl, you’ll live in a whirl…
Having said this, you might be able to fathom what such a unique wedding may be like in an Irish culture.
Secondly, I would like to educate you about Irish cuisine. A traditional Irish meal is usually made up of very simple ingredients and is extremely easy to cook. Most Irish food recipes are made up of vegetables, meat or fish. These are the core ingredients for any traditional dish and have been the main source of food in Ireland for hundreds of years. It is practically a sin to leave the house on an empty stomach if one is Irish. The Full Irish Breakfast is famous throughout the world as being the only way to start the day. Also, an Irish woman knows the way to a man’s heart is through his...
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