Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Haida language signs on a door inside the carving shed, Hydaburg, Alaska

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Today, the Irish culture gets celebrated all over the world. Here we see a door inside the carving shed at Hydaburg, Alaska--a celebration of the Haida (Xaadas) culture. The carvers have taped examples of the Haida language, Xaad kil, on this door--and all around the building--to help them keep their endangered Native language alive.


  1. Im for keeping the languages alive too...
    st. patrick can kiss my pagan ass.

  2. I do agree...the native language is very important, should be kept alive!