February 1st - First Day of Spring
February 1st is the first day of
spring in Ireland and the Celtic festival of Imbolc. This was always important
day of celebration. The Christian church
placed Bridget’s feast on that day. It
is Lá Féile Bhríd.
On that day weather signs are important. “To see a hedgehog
was a good weather sign, for the hedgehog comes out of the hole in which he has
spent the winter, looks about to judge the weather, and returns to his burrow if
bad weather is going to continue. If he stays out, it means that he knows that
mild weather is coming”.
So you “Yanks” can see that we adopted some
traditions from St. Bridget!
Those Curtins who joined the Clan before
February 1, 2012 should also renew by February 1, 2014.
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Curtins in the News
(send us a link if you know of someone)
Chelsea Curtin, member of Harmony Honey, playing in Santa Cruz, California (2/27/2014)
Dennis Curtin wildflower photos on display in Marblehead, Massachusetts (2/26/2014)
Tansy Curtin is curator Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia (2/21/2014)
Mary Zastrow singing career gets a jump. (2/20/2014)
Dan and Rosemary Curtin renew marriage vows - 50 years - video (2/15/2014)
Dr. Brian Curtin joined OrthoCarolina (2/15/2014)
Jerry Curtin appointed president of Cultivate by Standard Process (2/15/2014)
Elaine Curtin named one of the most influential people in British biking (2/14/2014)
Bob Curtin teaches aviation to High School students in Peterborough (2/7/2014)
Georgetown Bank names branch office after its late founder Curtin Winsor III (2/5/2014)
Peg Curtin to serve as Grand Marshall of St. Patrick's Day parade (1/31/2014)
James Curtin - Wrestler "Rockstar Spud" returning to UK. (1/29/2014)
Jimmy Curtin - The Toast of the NZ Coast Again. (1/25/2014)
Christian Curtin names AgriLife extension agent in Texas. (1/21/2014)
Karen Curtin is fighting for the future of Bicester. (1/17/2014)
Austin Curtin, upon retirement, gives $50k to Medicine Hat College. (1/17/2014)
Meghan Curtin named 1st team all-state in cross country. (1/9/2014)
Timothy J. Curtin, Jr. to be honored as Stamford, CT citizen of the year (1/9/2014)
Jimmy Curtin the toast of the NZ Coast again (12/27/2013)
Melissa Curtin appointed deputy sheriff (12/19/2013)
Curtin Studio to perform free concert Saturday (12/12/2013)
Liam Curtin - Artist in Manchester (12/7/2013)
Yolanda L. Curtin sworn in as first Latino judge (11/18/2013)
Kevin Curtin launches chiropractic technique e-book. (11/14/2013)
Tessie Curtin - Finding Love During War (11/12/2013)
Sean Curtin latest book - stroll down memory lane in Limerick (11/10/2013)
Clare Nurse Fiona Curtin volunteering at East Africa Maternity Hospital in January. (11/8/2013).
Christopher J. Curtin Receives Honor for Work with ALS (11/5/2013)
Mary Liz Curtin of Leon & Lulu shows it's not work if you're having fun (11/3/2013).
Mary Curtin appointed Humphrey School Diplomat in Residence - University of Minnesota (11/1/2013)
Deane Curtin spoke on the Art of Happiness - a Year with the Dalai Lama (updated 11/1/2013)