It's Halloween and instead of tricks we have some treats for you in the 9th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture. In keeping with the holiday, this time the theme is on Irish superstitions. You'll find that some of them are mentioned in more than one post. So take a seat, ignore that scratching at your windowpane, and prepare to be mesmerized by our geneabloggers!
Jessica over at Jessica's Genejournal tells about a "volume of forgotten lore" in her article "Irish Ghost Stories: A Book..." It seems this particular book gives Jessica a "creepy feeling." Read the article and find out why!
Melody Lassalle of The Research Journal gives us "Laughter and Superstition During An Earthquake". It's a story of her family in the San Francisco Earthquake that shows how strong a hold superstition sometimes has on a person.
Colleen M. Johnson presents "Do I Have Any Superstitions?" posted at cmjoffice.com Blog, saying, "Do I have any superstitions? Read on and discover some chills."
Thomas MacEntee presents A Wee Bit Superstitious posted at Destination: Austin Family, saying, "It is great to be back participating in this carnival!" And it's good to have you back, Thomas!
Lisa presents"Black cats, lucky pennies and troublesome fairy folk" at Small-leaved Shamrock saying, “Superstitious lot, those Irish! Small-leaved Shamrock takes a look at some of the concerns that many centuries of Irish people had to face on a daily basis.”
Elizabeth at Little Bytes of Life tells us about her family's list of superstitions which she thinks of as "rules-orientated". I grinned reading "The Bad Luck ofthe Irish" and I think you will, too!
Finally, my own Irish American family shared many of the same superstitions as our other geneabloggers' families did and I talk about the ones I can recall my Mom telling us in "Superstitions Our Mother Told Us" here at West in New England.
So that's it. I hope you enjoyed the 9th Edition of Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture. Please join us for the next edition. Here's what Lisa has to tell us about it:
"Irish culture is loved worldwide. It is no secret that the love of Ireland is not exclusive to those with Irish blood running through their veins. For this edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture, Small-leavedShamrock invites you (whether you have Irish heritage or not) to share what you most love about Ireland and the Irish people."
Check out Lisa's new Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture blog for all the details!
Say, is that a raven gently rapping, rapping at your chamber door?
This carnival was compiled and written by Bill West and originally published on October 31, 2008 at West in New England. It has reappeared here with his permission. Visit Luck of the Irish: 9th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture to see this edition as it was first published and to read additional comments.