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National traditions of Ireland. Habits, mentality and the way of living

The people of Ireland are famous for their friendliness and courtesy. They treat guests of their country with hospitality, regardless of a nationality. The only exception is the English. In this case, the Irish show some caution and mistrust. A distinctive feature of the local population is diligence. Locals always strive to provide all possible assistance to the needy ones. Irish people do not accept unnecessary tactile contacts. Men embrace only at large events, for example, on football. The main greeting in Ireland is a raised index finger. In cafes, cinemas, and hotels, smoking is prohibited. Visitors to bars traditionally treat their acquaintances with drinks. However, on birthday, not a birthday boy treats friends with a drink, but vice versa.
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Sweets and flowers are considered a good gift in this country. Even the flowers sent the next day after interaction will be appreciated. Official communication takes place at a long lunch. Locals are very non-punctual, so they rarely come to meetings on time. The Irish prefer dark-colored costumes for negotiations. People often take umbrellas to business meetings. The main topics for conversation are politics, sports, and family. It is not necessary to touch upon the themes of religion and relations between Ireland and Great Britain. Indigenous Irishmen are immensely proud of their cultural values. Travelers who are interested in the local customs and traditions will be treated with a great respect. The customs of the ancestors continue to be venerated today; the people proudly tell about them.
The Irish are friendly to tourists, and, unlike residents of other countries, are trustful and hospitable. All the unfamiliar people are, actually, future friends, whom Irishmen just do not know yet. Any local will gladly tell you how to find a street, landmark or hotel. The Irish also answer all the questions of interest. On holidays, each guest of the country will feel himself a welcome guest. The cheerful Irish treat foreigners like family members. During festivals, thousands of people go to the streets dressed in green, which is the national color of Ireland. This hue is fully associated with the country and its endless forests. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Green T-shirts, various hats of the most bizarre forms, and other amazing attributes accompany each event. Such clothes, as well as other symbols of green color, can be easily bought in crowded places. These will help immerse in celebration. The obligatory entertainment on any holiday is dancing. All the residents gladly dance accompanied by incendiary melodies. Locals consider dance to be a work of art. On the eve of the New Year, it is customary not to close the entrance doors, so anyone who comes to the feast will feel welcome. During holidays, people become more trustful. The number of crimes is reduced. Festive traditions are sacredly honored by all the Irish.
The main symbol in Ireland is the shamrock. It is used as an emblem by sports teams, troops, universities, and other organizations. It is also portrayed in official images of the country, including stamps, seals, and insignia of both state and military. Do not confuse the trefoil with a four-leaf clover that brings good luck. In Ireland, locals prefer to relax not in numerous cafes and restaurants, but in pubs. They believe that there is no such homelike atmosphere and hospitality anywhere else. In local pubs, it is worth trying the dark Guinness beer. That’s one of the main treasures of the country. It has been produced by locals for many centuries.
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Smoking is prohibited in pubs. The rule is strictly observed by the Irish. Therefore, in order not to break the friendly atmosphere, one should not smoke in public places. These places are not just for drinking. Pubs represent a huge layer of local culture. People get acquainted, communicate, discuss important business issues, and make decisions about their personal lives. Both men and women meet there. It is normal for girls to have a glass of beer in the pub. The Irish are incredibly curious. They like to talk. After knowing each other for a few minutes, they begin to find out the smallest details of the life of their new acquaintance.
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Unique traditions in cities of Ireland

Dublin
There is even a national color in Dublin - green. During various holidays and festivals the streets of the city are full of cheerful companies of locals dressed in green T-shirts and wearing hats of unusual shapes. Celebratory items of bright green color are sold in numerous stalls, so guests of the city always have an opportunity to purchase a nice costume and go to a holiday celebrations together with townspeople. The locals are distinguished by welcoming and friendly attitude to visitors. … Read more
Killarney
In the afternoon main events take place away from the town center. Visitors can take part in sports, canoeing and walk through the most beautiful natural places. Special summer camps are opened for children; there you can find everything you need for recreation: sports-grounds, comfortable seating areas and outdoor cafes. Main streets of the town come alive in the evening – there are fairs, theatrical and musical performances, as well as performances of famous comedians and magicians in the … Read more

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