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- (ar lean ón leathanach roimhe)and as marriages are not permitted during Lent it is a day of surprises and expectations a great number of marriages are celebrated on that day and the strains of music can be heard from many cabins where the young married couple and their friends are celebrating the occasion.Country people look upon it as a day of surprises. Bashful men who have been " paying respects " to some young lady are inclined to summon all their courage on Pancake night and ask her for her hand in marriage. The astute girl is also inclined to give him encouragement, with profitable results. This leads to many marriages which the local people have not expected and consequently give much food for "gossip". What are locally known as " runaways " are quite common on Shrove Tuesday. When the consent of the parents is witheld the boy and girl often elope and this gives rise to the term "runaway".Marriagable ladies whose prospects of procuring a husband are poor are much inclined to be in a state of frenzy on Shrove Tuesday.As a gesture of defiance to the fates which deprive her of a husband she smashes pots and delph and is often a danger to the general public.Tras-scríofa ag duine dár meitheal tras-scríbhneoirí deonacha.
- Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Long(leanann ar an chéad leathanach eile)Tras-scríofa ag duine dár meitheal tras-scríbhneoirí deonacha.