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Ireland’s national day is the 17th of March, the day of Saint Patrick. This is a public and religious national holiday throughout Ireland and an occasion for religious ceremonies, masses or other church services. People usually wear shamrock on this day. … Continue reading

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The thistle: a national symbol

The thistle may seem to many a humble plant, but the fact is that it has been a well-known Scottish symbol for several centuries. More than 500 years! Although there is no historical evidence to support it, there is a … Continue reading

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