Woodland Celtic Games

My brothers and I have been going to the Highland games for as long as I can remember.  It’s a fun little festival with something for everyone.  Music, dancing, athletics, animals, food, vendors…  Well this year and last have been special for me because I get to take my wee one and show him off in a tiny kilt.  He danced to the bagpipes and did a little Irish dancing, chased Highland Warriors and Vikings, smiled confidently at Mary Queen of Scots, stared intently at a Scottish Highland Coo (cow), tried his hand at curling, and mostly just ran free like all little boys should.

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He might be a little young for a heavy curling stone but kudos to him for trying.

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I might be biased but I think my little one was the best dressed at the Celtic games this year. And yes he walks around everywhere with a flower in his hand.

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Pipe bands abound.

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Not sure where these guys find the time and money to put these outfits and choreographed spectacles together but we were the beneficiary.

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One of my favorite things to watch…big guys hurling heavy things.

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The girls are fierce in their flinging of heavy things as well!

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Birds of prey were on display.

 

6 thoughts on “Woodland Celtic Games

  1. We had very similar Highlands games here in south Denver for awhile. There were quite a few Pipes and Drums bands from the regions. The games haven’t been held here for several years now. I hope they still exist as they were a sight to behold.

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