Embassy of Ireland, Australia
Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Corpus Christi College, 50 Murdoch Dr, Bateman WA 6150, Australia
St Brigid – the patroness of women, poets, farmers and healers. St Brigid’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of February of each year. This feast day was one of the most important days of the year for Ireland’s rural ancestors. With its origins in the Celtic festival of Imbolc, it was a celebration of fertility and a new season of hope and growth. As such, Ireland’s rural ancestors marked the day with a festive meal and a host of customs, all aimed at securing St Brigid’s protection and promise of new life and abundance for the year ahead. St Brigid is celebrated around the world within Christian and Pagan community groups but in recent years she has been celebrated as a woman that is representative of strong, creative women everywhere.
Join us for a weekend of festivities including music, dance, song, poetry, story-telling, food, art, crafts and so much more!
· Friday 28 January – Imbolc Feast at Kidogo Arthouse
· Saturday 29 January – The Journey Irish Dance Show at Corpus Christi College, Bateman
· Sunday 30 January – Family Day at Kidogo Arthouse
This St Brigid’s Day event is a programme brought to you by the Department of Foreign Affairs.