Are you a Celt?

Even if you don't have a drop of Celtic blood coursing through your veins, we believe that anyone who enjoys a celebration of community, music, food, a gathering of friends, and a joyful heart can be Celtic for a day.

The name Celt originated with the ancient Greeks who called the people of central Europe Keltois.  One thing that defines Celtic is the fact that Celts were nor a single race of people but rather a group of people bonded by their unique culture and language.  They were a constantly changing collection of tribal nations who never lived under a central government because each tribe had their own king and their own counsel.

The Celts were tribal societies who lived in the Iron Age and Medieval Europe.  They spoke in similar languages and had similar cultures.  During the time before the Roman Empire, the Celtic culture had spread over much of the European region.

Celtic women were equal to men, owning their own land and cattle and free to choose their own husbands.  Men and women had equal rights to speak at council meetings.  Tribal leadership was not determined by blood succession but by who was determined mot able to lead the tribe. 

Eight nations are identified as the "Celtic Nations":

  • Scotland

  • Ireland

  • Cornwall

  • Wales

  • Isle of Man

  • Brittany

  • Galicia

  • Asturias

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