>From: IN%"[log in to unmask]" "CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List."
>To: Alan Ng <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: what day is today?
>Date: Mon, 1 Nov 93 14:29:32 -0500
>From: "Judith P. Dick" <[log in to unmask]>
>> From: Adele Marley <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: what day is today?
>> Happy Celtic New Year!!
>Terrific! Happy New Year! Does no one celebrate?
> -- Judy
We did in Madison, WI! And now I'm curious about it. Maybe others would also
like to hear more about it too. What we had was a "Fool the Pooka" ball, where
attendees came masked and contra danced. According to an explanation at the
ball, a Pooka, supposedly pronounced "pookas," is one of those evil
horse-spirits that were mentioned here recently. The event was also explained
as the celebration of the Celtic New Year, aka Samhain, pronounced "Sowen." Any
linguistic tidbits about the word "Pooka?" Also, a traditional English mummer's
play was put on, and I wonder if there are Celtic roots to those, too?
Alan Ng Fax:(608)255-0650
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