Easter Celebrations in Ireland
Easter Celebration in Ireland
Some customs are similar to England, like egg rolling races, where kids roll down their hard boiled eggs on a slope, only that here entire families get ready before dawn and climb up to hill tops, from where they do this race, and is generally participated by everyone. Enjoying the sunrise is an added boon.
Citizens also take this moment to discard the old and welcome the new. They perform haircuts, nail trips etc, and also clean up their houses, cleaning all dirt, dust and throwing away all useless household belongings. The houses are then blessed by a local priest. This tradition dates back to hundreds of years. New clothes are worn for the Easter mass, which is a very important event of the Easter celebration.
The story of Easter in Ireland