What you first of all imagine when someone speaks Ireland? Sea of beer, cheerful red people, leprekon and clover leaves? Today we will discredit many stereotypes about Ireland and we will try to show it on the other hand. For example, we will tell you that red in this country there isn't a lot of as it is accepted to think, and on consumption of the Dublin Guinness beer Irish not ahead of the planet only. Are ready to learn the unexpected facts? Then have gone!
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Irish are associated first of all with the fiery red handsome and beauties. Today we are forced to break this stereotype by means of statistics according to which only 10% of Irish are owners of natural red hair color.
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Many know that a prototype of the hero of the novel "Dracula" Bram Stoker is really living person — Vlad III Basarab better known as Vlad Dracula, the prince of Walachia (the territory of present Romania) living in the 15th century. However some historians are sure that Stoker who was born and has grown up in Dublin derived inspiration for creation of an image of the famous blood-sucker from the Irish folklore.
According to a legend, Avertakh was the voivode of low growth, always very pale. He terrorized the citizens who were afraid of him and considered the sorcerer. Once their patience has burst, and they have asked one soldier to kill their mister.
The soldier killed the sorcerer twice, but every time that rose from a grave and demanded from incorrect citizens a tribute in the form of a cup of their own blood. The voivode hasn't returned to life only when the soldier on the advice of the druid at first has beheaded Avertakh a sword from an ash-tree, and then both has buried him head over heels and has put a huge stone on a grave.
Granual, or Grace O'Malley — the daughter of the leader of clan, the Irish rebel and a thunderstorm of the North Sea living in the 16th century. After the death of the father Granual has overcome the brother in honest fight and has taken the place of the leader. She traded in piracy, perfectly owned a sword, battled on a front line on an equal basis with men, differed in courage and courage, was passionate nature and at the same time thoughtful strategist, the good politician.
On one of legends, next day after the delivery brave Grace already participated in a sea duel with the Algerian pirates and inspired the people words that it is worse to give birth, than to battle.
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Statistical data claim that most to tea Turks aren't indifferent, and Irish were at the honourable 2nd place. It is remarkable that Great Britain has appeared only on the 3rd place.
The St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 and also Labrador is a public holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland and in the Canadian province Newfoundland. In Canada the holiday lobbies the beer Guinness brand.
In Dublin and a set of other cities of Ireland there take place festivals, parades and, of course, beer parties in all bars of the country. In the photo below it is possible to estimate scope of preparation for a celebration in one of pubs of Dublin.
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Holiday symbols — a three-lamellar leaf of a clover, the Irish flag and leprekona. This day it is accepted to wear clothes of green color. In the American city of Chicago on a St. Patrick's Day even specially paint the river in green color. Show really impressive.
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Not centrally the St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in many other countries of the world. Especially broad scope gets a celebration in Great Britain, Canada, the USA, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
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The everyday philosophy of the Irish people and the relation to life in general is just what to foreigners should learn from Irish. Here one of the Irish popular wisdom:
"There are only 2 things about which it is necessary to worry: you are healthy or are sick. If you are healthy, then to worry to you there is nothing, but if you are sick, that is only 2 things about which it is necessary to worry: or you will recover, or you will die. If you recover, then you have nothing to worry, but if you die, that is only 2 things about which it is necessary to worry: you will get either to Heaven, or to hell. If you get to Heaven, then you have nothing to worry, but if you end up in hell, then you will be the hell so busy, shaking hands with friends that will already worry to you once".