Saturday, April 5, 2008

The borrowed days: an old Irish weather warning

Worried about bad weather in April? Maybe you should be.

An old Irish tradition warns that early April will hold some mean weather. Laethanta na Riabhaiche (the Borrowed Days) were said to be a trick from the month of March who had "borrowed" some days from April and then paid her back with bad weather. Nasty old March!

For more on this legend and what to watch out for in early April, read Bridget Haggerty's article The Borrowed Days at the Irish Culture & Customs website.

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