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October 2011 Edition
What an amazing September we had! The Niagara Celtic family has grown immensely from our 11th festival, and we're thrilled to welcome everyone. As we near and enter 2012, look for our community to grow in new and surprising ways. Kicking things off is our newly redesigned website: .  This new design has also been incorporated into our Facebook page and this newsletter. We hope you find the new additions a great improvement.

Until next month, have a wonderful and scary Halloween! 
Vicki Banks
Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Visit our growing online community Our website has grown to include more than just our annual festival! Now you have easier access to our resource center, our growing WNY event & festival calendars, our online store and so much more! Look for future upgrades as well in every section of our website!

Fantasy and Folklore
Celtic Samhain and the Origins of Halloween
samhain2 Americans today associate the holiday with candy, late-night pranks and carved pumpkins, but the origins of Halloween date back to the pagan Celtic Festival of Samhain, which traditionally marked the beginning of winter, the time of year associated with death.
On the night of Oct. 31, it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to Earth. Ancient Celts, who lived in present-day Ireland, Scotland, Britain and northern France, lit large bonfires where people burned their crops and sacrificed animals to ward off evil spirits.



2011 Niagara Celtic Festival
An Amazing Weekend of Fun
We'd like to thank everyone who joined us for our most successful year yet! We're truly grateful for your support, and cannot wait to share more memories and adventures with you in future years. Visit our Facebook page to share your photos and stories with us:
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Our Next Issuetattoo
One of the most popular forms of modern Celtic art, tattoos have been around for thousands of years in various forms. Learn all about it November!
Ki-Pi Autos A-verdi riviera
Echoes of Erin Concert
Sunday October 16th
at 2pm
Direct from Ireland for one show only! A colorful and exciting show of Traditional Irish Music, Song, Dance, and Humor featuring a troupe of All-Ireland Award winning performers. It's been seven long years since this show has been in Buffalo, don't miss out!

Erie Community College
North Campus, Gleasner Hall
 Celtic Woman Concert
December 14th
at 8pm
Celtic Woman Christmas

The enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman perform their beloved Christmas songs in a unique and traditional symphonic setting. A Christmas Celebration: The Symphony Tour showcases the pure angelic voices of Celtic Woman in a reverent yet dynamic live music experience accompanied by the stirring instrumentals of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra!

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