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Holiday Calendar for Ireland for 2023-2024 year
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National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

September 2023

Friday 29 September - The Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael Day for England and Ireland (this is christian feast day and one of the four quarter days in the Irish calendar)

October 2023

Monday 30 October - October Holiday in Ireland (Date for 2023 - observed on last Monday in October)
Tuesday 31 October - Blessed Dominic Collins (Catholic, Ireland, Society of Jesus); Halloween

November 2023

Wednesday 1 November - Calan Gaeaf, celebrations start at sunset of October 31. (Wales); Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere (celebrations start at sunset of October 31. Neopagan Wheel of the Year); Samhain (Celtic harvest festival and Druid festival of Celtic mythology)

December 2023

Tuesday 26 December - St. Stephen's Day (public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Andorra, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland); Wren Day in Ireland and the Isle of Man

January 2024

February 2024

Thursday 1 February - Brigid, patron saint of Ireland (Christian feast day); Imbolc or St. Brigid's Day (Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and some Neopagan groups in the Northern hemisphere)
Thursday 29 February - Bachelor's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

March 2024

Sunday 10 March - Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day (United Kingdom, Western Christianity; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Nigeria)
Monday 18 March - Sheelah's Day (Ireland, Canada, Australia)
Monday 25 March - Historic start of the new year (Lady Day in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752. The year 1751 began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January. It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England)

May 2024

Wednesday 1 May - Beltein (Celtic celebration of the beginning of summer); May Crownings or the Virgin Mary Month (Catholic Church tradition)

June 2024

Monday 3 June - June Holiday in Ireland (celebrated on the first Monday in June)
Sunday 16 June - Bloomsday (Dublin, Ireland); Father's Day (Ńelebrated on the third Sunday of June řň Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Thursday 27 June - World Microbiome Day (was launched by the APC Microbiome Ireland. Microbiomes are communities of bacteria, fungi and virus that are found everywhere, from inside our bodies to soil and water)

July 2024

Friday 12 July - The Twelfth, also known as Orangemen's Day (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland and Labrador)
Sunday 14 July - National Day of Commemoration in Ireland (It occurs on the Sunday nearest July 11, the anniversary of the date in 1921 that a truce was signed ending the Irish War of Independence)

August 2024

Thursday 1 August - Lughnasadh in the Northern hemisphere, Imbolc in the Southern hemisphere (traditionally begins on the eve of August 1. Gaels, Ireland, Scotland, Neopagans)
Saturday 3 August - Stephen (Discovery of the relic. Christian feast day)
Monday 5 August - August Bank Holiday in Ireland (celebrated on the first Monday of August)
Monday 12 August - Glorious Twelfth in United Kingdom (The Glorious Twelfth is the twelfth day of August, the start of the shooting season for red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), and to a lesser extent the ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

September 2024

Some irish traditions

When you come to Ireland, one of the first things you notice might be the fact that street signs are written both in English and in another obscure, alien language. What you are seeing see is actually an instance of Gaelic, the original Irish language.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Ireland is the shamrock. The shamrock, which at first was only associated with St. Patrick, started to become a national symbol when it was first used as an emblem by voluntary Irish militias in the late 18th century. Even if, outside of Ireland at least, it is far less famous than the shamrock, the actual official emblem of Ireland has been, for several centuries, the Irish harp. In fact the actual colour of Ireland is not green but blue - have a look at the colour of the Constitution. It’s blue, and there’s also the harp.
The tricolor was most likely designed after the French flag, since the French revolution inspired the Irish national movement. Although the flag was made famous during the Easter rising in 1916, it was first flown by Thomas Meagher in 1848, who yearned for a new independent Ireland.
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