Gaelic Nova Scotia month celebrates the power and role of song

May is Gaelic Month in Nova Scotia, and the province says it's a time to celebrate Gaelic culture, language and heritage, as well as the contributions of Nova Scotia Gaels.

According to a press release, this year's theme is The Power of Our Songs/Brìgh na Bàrdachd, and events were kicked off with a flag raising at Province House in Halifax yesterday.

The province says it estimates one third of Nova Scotians have Gaelic heritage, and this month is an invitation for them to connect or reconnect with their Gaelic language, culture and identity.

It is also an invitation to all Nova Scotians to learn about Gaelic language, culture and heritage and the contributions Nova Scotia Gaels make to the province's diversity and culture.

The Department of Gaelic Affairs says the month will feature events, presentations, gatherings and activities to raise awareness and celebrate, with more information available here.