Origins of Samhain, better known as Halloween, All Souls Night…. with a take on the modern approach to the celebration of this day.
Halloween Origins: What is Samhain?
These Halloween origins are a time in which Druidism and Celtic Reconstructionists celebrate Samhain as a feast for the dead. Divination and fortune telling is believed to have better communication with the spirit world because the fall season holds the thinnest partition between the two worlds of the living and the dead. The Druids built huge sacred bonfires to offer sacrifices to the many Celtic deities that number over five hundred named gods. Before each yearly sacred bonfire, the Celts would extinguish their hearth fires and relight them with embers from the bonfire.
Halloween Origins: How do other cultures celebrate?
From the ancient Celtics era of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Scotland, the celebration practices has spread throughout the cultures of the…
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You mighta figured out from looking at my blog,
that I love Halloween.
Trick or treating,
bobbing for apples,
My first game of spin-the-bottle was at a Halloween party.
Something about the feeling of the chilly air,
the look of the trees turning red and gold,
It all brings the holiday back to me in full force.
Last year, my mom sent me a box of ’em…
( hoooo boy, was that a treat —
send more. )
a glow in the dark skeleton.
I thought I was soooooo scary in that thing.
I can still remember the weird chemically-smell of that plastic mask.
about the costume thing….
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