Celtic Festivals in the USA in 2022
Many peoples from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, and Brittany emigrated to the USA over the past 400 years bringing with them many Celtic traditions and culture.
Irish heritage is widespread in America, with more than 31.5 million people claiming Irish ancestry, second only to Germans (43.0 million). More than 5 million people in the United States claim Scottish ancestry. There are an estimated two million people of Cornish heritage, which is over four times the current population of Cornwall. Welsh heritage was traced to 1.98 million people in the United States.
And when it comes to US presidents, half of them (23), including incumbent President Joe Biden, have Irish ancestors. An astonishing 34 have been of either Scottish or Ulster-Scots descent.
Today, you can find thousands of Celtic themed bars, restaurants, organizations based in the USA. This Celtic diaspora is very active in organizing Celtic Festival across the 50 states of the USA.
Scroll below to find below a list of Celtic festivals in the USA. 🇮🇪🏴🏴🇮🇲
What is a Celtic Festival?
Celtic festivals honor Celtic culture, which can be expressed through dancing, Celtic music, gastronomy, Celtic art, or other means in current times. Religious and seasonal festivities such as bonfires, harvest festivals, storytelling and music festivals, and dance festivals were all part of ancient Celtic festivals.
Important dates in the Celtic calendar that are often celebrated include: St Brigid's Day - Imbolc, Burn's Night, St David's Day, St Andrew's Day, St Yves's Day, St Andrew's Day, St Patrick's Day, Tartan Day, May Day - Bealtaine, Summer Solstice, Fall Equinox, Samhain, Winter Solstice,
In the USA, Celtic festivals often include music concert stages and loads of opportunity to eat and drink Celtic foods and beverages, like beer and whisky. You'll also find stands and booths with crafts, jewelry, and celtic made clothes.
Depending on the type of Celtic culture highlighted during the festival you can discover: Highlight games, Irish fest, Irish dance competitions, Breton fest noz, and celtic language learning.
List of Celtic festivals
Here is a complete list of Celtic festival in the USA that celebrate celtic heritage and culture:
Are we missing a festival? Let us know
Celtic T Shirt
The Celtic t-shirt with the Interceltic Nations Flags
is an organization established to create, facilitate, promote, and sponsor wide-ranging innovative and collaborative cultural and economic projects that strengthen and foster relations and cooperation between the United States of America and the region of Brittany, France.