Welcome to the BYU-Idaho Celtic Association home page! Most people think that in order to join "Celtic Association you have to be Celtic, but this is not true. We are happy to have anyone come learn about Celtic, and welcome all skill levels! We hope to help you develop strong friendships and an understanding of Celtic culture via fun activities and games. Hope to see you there!
Did you know that....
Fact 1: The word "kilt" is a Scandanavian word meaning "to hoist up."
Fact 2: The purpose of the tartan plaid is to distinguish between clans, use symbolic colors, and it looks rather fetching too!
Fact 3: The strange pouch usually work at the front of the kilt is called a dirk.
Fact 4: It's true, traditionally there is nothing worn beneath a kilt!
Fact 5: Caledonia is the Latin name for Scotland, and Alba is the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland.
Fact 6: The Scottish flag (blue with a white cross) is called St. Andrew's Cross
Fact 7: A thistle is the national symbol of Scotland.
Fact 8: The infamous Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley was Irish.
Fact 9: The harp, also known as the national symbol of Ireland, the Celtic cross, the shamrock and the Irish wolfhound are all well-known Irish symbols.
Fact 10: Say it with me: Celtic. It's pronounced "kell-tic" with a hard "c" like the word "call." Only the Boston basketball team says it "sell-tic." You would insult a Celt by saying it wrong. And you don't want to cross the Celts. They're a temperamental bunch.