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Celts celebrate new year

The Union StaffGold Country Celtic Society members celebrate Samhain: (from left) Morgan and Susan Mullins as a couple from fourth century Scotland, Kelly Cherry as the 16th century Irish pirate Grace O'Malley, and Society Chief Ronald Cherry as the mythological Irish warrior Finn MacCool.
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On Oct. 30, Celts from the past and present, from myths and fiction, descended upon Nevada City. Also known as members of the Gold Country Celtic Society, this costumed group came to mingle and dine.

Foods such as colcannon and bannocks from the Celtic nations were featured. Morgan Mullins, a scholar of ancient Celtic culture, regaled the members with a history of Samhain, the Celtic New Year’s Day and basis for Halloween, as well as the rest of the four Celtic fire festivals. It was an evening of fun, food and facts.

To learn more about the society, go to http://www.nevadacountycelticclub.org, or call Ron Cherry at 478-5616.

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