Wednesday, 10 April 2013

oiche dé chéadaoin - Wednesday night

Wednesday night, where the fun starts - Oiche dé chéadaoin

dé chéadaoin, Wednesday
an chéadaoin, the Wednesday
Ar an gChéadaoin, on a Wednesday (gotta love those eclipses)

Céad-aoin is the first fast day of the week, in Irish tradition. Why the need for two fast days, was this entirely due to faith or more to do with the hard times people lived through?

So then we get onto pronunciation. Is it "Duh kay-dene" or "Jeh key-yahtheene"? or something else altogether...