Chrissie Ward talks about the traditions of the Traveller community and reads one of her poems.
- Title Traveller Traditions at Halloween
- 1st Broadcast 31/10/1991
- ContributorSusan Kavanagh (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:21
- Material Type Video
- Series title Jo Maxi
- Clip title Traveller Traditions at Halloween
- Extended description
An extract from the RTÉ; series for young people 'Jo Maxi'. In this clip traveller Chrissie Ward discusses Traveller traditions with presenter Susan Kavanagh. She recites a poem with a Halloween theme.
'Jo Maxi' was a RTÉ series for young people which was broadcast from 1988 to 1992.
Halloween (a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening) is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day incorporates traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain.
The name 'Travellers' refers to a nomadic Irish social group. The Travellers have their own culture, identity and history. In the past Travellers worked as seasonal farm labourers, as tin smiths, horse dealers and scrap collectors. As Ireland modernised and became more urban the Travellers found their way of life changing. Travellers have been one of the most marginalised and discriminated groups in Irish society.
- Local keywords Halloween, Chrissie Ward, Traditions, Poetry, Superstitions, Travellers
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Two (Network 2)
- Production year 1991
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier HX30/000952
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)