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Tiber Falzett, ‘A’ Cnagadh Cnù na Samhna (Cracking the Halloween Nut): Sensing and Making Sense of a Scottish Highland Calendar Custom’

October 26, 2018 at 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Tiber Falzett, visiting lecturer in Scottish Gaelic Studies at UNC, will discuss the unique and universal aspects of Halloween folkways among Scottish Highlanders in Scotland and North America. Halloween is largely derived from a pre-Christian Celtic harvest festival commemorating the ancestors and the death of the old year. Through ethnographic recordings of songs and stories, Dr. Falzett will give valuable insights into the roots of this holiday. The talk will be followed by a free reception featuring treats like oatcakes, macaroon bars, and Scotland’s favorite soft drink, Irn Bru. Kilts and costumes are encouraged!


October 26, 2018
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Kenan Music Building, Room 1201
125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States