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The 1st of February is the day of St Brigid's Feast. Along with St Patrick, St Brigid of Kildare is one of Ireland's patron saints. The St Brigid's Cross is a Christian symbol, which, like most Christian symbols, had its roots in pagan symbolism, possibly symbolising the wheel. The crosses you see here are made from rushes, although I have also seen them made with straw and ceramics. Traditionally they are believed to protect the home from fire or from evil. We have two in our house (one made of rushes and one ceramic) and I wear a small silver St Brigid's cross on a necklace - just in case.

These Crosses were on sale in Glencolmcille, Country Donegal.

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 1250
f/5.6
1/25 seconds
105mm using 24-105mm lens

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5094 W: 367 N: 10674] (52529)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-00
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-01 20:45
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