Whoa, you say. Who’s the Celt? You? Aren’t you Cuban?
Yes, I was born in Cuba, but my grandparents — all of them — were from the province of Galicia in the north of Spain. Galicia is a Celtic nation!
The language in that part of Spain is Gallego and it’s very similar to Portuguese, but also sounds quite a bit like Gaelic if you ask me.
Gallegos also use bagpipes, but a Gallego bagpipe has a different number of reeds inside of it.
Gallegos are oftentimes fair-skinned. I have lots of distant cousins who are red-haired and green-eyed. I get my green eyes from this side of the family. My dad’s side traces its roots to the Romans who conquered the region.
So Happy St. Pat’s from this distant Celt!