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Celtic Wheel of the Year

The Celtic calendar was lunar based, with thirteen months. Extra days as needed were added at new year's as a "time between times." The ancient Celts divided the year into a wheel of eight segments, each with a corresponding festival.

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History of Scottish Tartans

There is great debate on the origin of the word "tartan." It could have come from the Irish "tarsna", which meant crosswise, or the Scottish Gaelic "tarsuinn", meaning across. Or it could simply mean cloth, from the old French "tartaine".

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