This week is National Catholic Schools Week. To celebrate this important week in the school calendar, we are having grandparents’ day on Thursday. Also every day this week a student from 6th class will read a reflection to the rest of the school over the intercom. Today is St. Brigid’s Day and below are 5 facts about St. Brigid that you might no know
1. St. Brigid’s Day, on February 1st, officially marks the start the pagan festival of spring.
2. It is also known as ‘Imbolc’, or the Feast of Brigid, It celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring.
3. According to tradition, Saint Brigid was born at Fochart (or Fothairt), near Dundalk in Co Louth.
4. It is one of the four major “fire” festivals, referred to in Irish mythology. The other three festivals are Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain.
5. She is often referred to as ‘Brigit of Kildare’, and was said to be the founder of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare.