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From dinner to dessert to the special Irish bread in hot cross buns, the traditional Irish Easter celebration is full of great recipes and fantastic Easter food. 

Apart from Christmas and St. Patrick's Day, Easter is the most important religious holiday in Ireland's calendar with traditional Irish dinner, blessings, recipes, greetings and even bread. The works!

Preparation for Easter Sunday in Ireland starts at the beginning of Lent and culminates with a gathering of family and friends and everyone's favorite food, usually chocolates or whatever other vice was given up for the Lenten period, is eaten.

Although many of the older traditions remain in place, some of them have not. Here's a look at some of the Easter traditions in Ireland, past and present. 

Read more:Why Easter is such an important holiday to the Irish

How is Easter celebrated in Ireland? 

Before Easter

Clean house thoroughly inside and out - whitewash applied.

Get new clothes.

On Good Friday

Fast - this is the most serious day of fasting from the Lenten calendar. Some devoutly Catholic will not eat until midday and even then will only have a piece of bread and three sips of water, honoring the Holy Trinity.

Cut your hair to prevent headaches during the year and trim your fingers and toenails.

Take off your shoes when entering a Church.

Remain quiet from noon until 3 pm.

Visit holy wells and graveyards. All water from holy wells has curative properties on Good Friday.

Plant a few crop seeds to bring a blessing to all your crops.

A child born on Good Friday and baptized on Easter Sunday will have the gift of healing. It was thought that boys born and baptized on these days should enter the ministry. Those who die on Good Friday go straight to heaven.                    

Chicken's eggs laid on Good Friday are marked with a cross. Each member of the household eats one Easter Sunday. And chicks hatched on Good Friday will be healthy.

Read more: Easter traditions through the eyes of children

Easter Saturday

You must have holy water blessed. Drink three sips of the water for good luck and sprinkle everything for good luck.

Bring the cinders from the fire to be blessed.

During Lent, Catholics would abstain from any red meat eating only fish. On Easter Saturday a tradition developed of having a mock funeral for a herring.

Easter Sunday

Gather your family and go to a hilltop to see the sunrise. Catholics believed that this is the Savior rising from his grave.

Alternatively, view the reflection of the sun in a bucket of water and then move it so the sun appears to dance.

Celebrate with eggs as a signifier of life. Either color them or give them as gifts.

Have a Cludog / Cluideog. This is a ritual where children collect the eggs and cook them with other food in a structure at the edge of the farm. Essentially it's roasted eggs.

Merrymakers dressed in brightly colored rags would go from place to place singing and dancing and demanding the eggs of Easter.

Have a feast with your family. Traditionally, leek soup and roast lamb was served.

Have a cake dance. The best dancer gets the prize of a cake.

What are the Irish Easter traditions in your house? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

* Originally published in 2013.

Forget the eggs, let's go old school. The ancient traditions of celebrating Easter in Ireland, from Lent to Easter Sunday.Getty

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Happy Easter To All

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Just how many Irish words do you need to get by in Ireland? The simple answer: none. Literally everyone in Ireland speaks English, and the Irish language is seldom heard in everyday common usage except in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking areas mainly on the Western seaboard). But even here, English is generally the language used to communicate with any visitors.

Very few people still learn Irish as their first language so speaking Irish like the natives might fall beyond your linguistic abilities, however, it can be fun and helpful to learn a smattering of common words and Irish greetings.

You might, for instance, want to learn some Irish phrases and words in order to avoid coming across too touristy by wishing someone a "top o' the morning," which no Irish person would ever really say. In order to help you navigate Irish conversations, here is a helpful start. You won't actually get an Irish language course, but you will certainly notice that the local lingo can be quite different from plain English.

While you might not be able to actually hold a conversation in Irish, you should not feel too bad about that - almost no one can! Having said that, you can definitely spice up your English (and perhaps even find that Irish gift of the Blarney) with some Irish phrases and colloquialisms. This may actually endear the eachtrannach ("stranger"/"foreigner") to the locals. Just don’t expect them to buy you pints of Guinness to honor your effort.

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Irish Gaelic Easter Cards

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To Be Said in the Morning

To Be Said in the Morning

Christ be with me, 

be after me, 

be before me, 

and be at my right and left hand. 

May everything I do be for Christ.

A Guardian Angel

A Guardian Angel

These things, I warmly wish for you- 

Someone to love, some work to do, 

A bit of o' sun, a bit o' cheer. 

And a guardian angel always near.

Freshening Your Spirit

Freshening Your Spirit

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. 

May the soft winds freshen your spirit. 

May the sunshine brighten your heart 

May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. 

And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.



Whenever there is happiness 

Hope you'll be there too, 

Wherever there are friendly smiles 

Hope they'll smile on you, 

Whenever there is sunshine, 

Hope it shines especially for you 

to make each day for you 

as bright as it can be.

The Best to You and Yours!

The Best to You and Yours!

May love and laughter light your days, 

and warm your heart and home. 

May good and faithful friends be yours, 

wherever you may roam. 

May peace and plenty bless your world 

with joy that long endures. 

May all life's passing seasons 

bring the best to you and yours!

Don't Lose Faith

Don't Lose Faith

He who loses money, loses much; 

He who loses a friend, loses more; 

He who loses faith, loses all.

Wishing You A Rainbow

Wishing You A Rainbow

Wishing you a rainbow 

For sunlight after showers 

Miles and miles of Irish smiles 

For golden happy hours 

Shamrocks at your doorway 

For luck and laughter too, 

And a host of friends that never ends 

Each day your whole life through!

May Your Heart Be Light

May Your Heart Be Light

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. 

May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

Bless You

Bless You

When the first light of sun- 

Bless you. 

When the long day is done- 

Bless you. 

In your smiles and your tears- 

Bless you. 

Through each day of your years- 

Bless you.

May Your Blessing Be More!

May Your Blessing Be More!

May your troubles be less, 

And your blessing be more. 

And nothing but happiness, 

Come through your door.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: How to say Happy Easter in Irish

Continued. heart.–Gave the world.—Happy Eas. ter.–Ireland and Ireland.–Irish blarney.—Irish know.—Irish toast.—Just to find.—Kindly smile.—My Easter wish.

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