Bunscoil Mhuire students celebrate St.Brigid’s Day

St. Brigid’s Day-Lá Fhéile Bríde, celebrates Ireland’s only female patron saint on February 1st and
to mark the day pupils took part in the popular tradition of making crosses in St. Brigid’s honour.
Bigid’s Cross is widely believed to be a Christian symbol but its origins lie in much older traditions and folklore. The cross is usually woven out of rushes and sometimes straw. It consists of a central square surrounded by four arms at right angles and adorns the doors and rafters of Irish homes, usually in the kitchen, warding off fire and evil.
Traditionally, these crosses were woven on the feast of St. Brigid to mark the beginning of Spring.