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CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS Magic Irish Folklore Definition Legends Traditional stories transmitted orally through centuries Fairies: live in the woods under heaps of earth; Banshee: fairy of death The Pooka: evil creature; dog shape with red eyes; bad luck Butterflies: dark wings (bad news), yellow or white wings (good news) Leprechauns: elves with red beard and green hat; pot at the end of the rainbow The Dullahan: horseman on a black horse with his head under the arm; it announces death The shamrock: St Patrick s symbol of the Holy Trinity Tipical British and Irish Festivals Bonfire Night November 5th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (1605) Effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt Typical sweet food: chocolate fudge cake and toffee apples 64 St Patrick s Day Notting Hill Carnival 17th March Irish celebration in honour of St Patrick s death (AD 461) Parades and green everywhere Typical food: shepherd s pie, corned beef, Guinness beer End of August (a weekend) It celebrates Caribbean culture Launched by activist Claudia Jones Parades, dancing and costumes Typical food: Jamaican jerk chicken

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