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It's Gaelic Nova Scotia Month (3 photos)

The Power of Our Songs is the theme this year

The month of May is Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, and to celebrate, a flag raising was held outside of Province House Wednesday.

With an estimated one-third of Nova Scotians having Gaelic heritage, everyone is being encouraged to learn more about the Gaelic language, culture and heritage.

The Power of Our Songs is the theme this year.

Executive Director of Gaelic Affairs, Lewis MacKinnon said many schools in the Halifax region are getting involved in various cultural events this month.

"Here in HRM, there is an initiative going on at Springvale and Saint Mary's elementary schools where students are learning to weave a milling blanket, and in that process, they're learning Gaelic songs to accompany the work," he said.

"They just bring such wonderful energy and such openness."

The month will feature numerous events, presentations, gatherings and activities to raise awareness and celebrate.

People are also encouraged to share songs on Twitter using the hashtags #GaelicNS and #ThePowerOfOurSongs, or through Facebook.

More information can be found online.

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