Tag: Samhain

Sep 15

Halloween: Pagan Holiday or All in Fun?

Pagan Holiday or All in Fun? Halloween has Something for Everyone Trick or treat, kids and adults dressed up in costume, candy apples and haunted houses, today’s Halloween is not quite the same as Halloween of olden times. It wasn’t always as fun or as innocent as it is today. Halloween traces its origins back …

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Sep 12

Samhain – The Celtic Festival That Gave Us Halloween

Halloween has roots in the Celtic celebration Samhain (SOW-in). Samhain means “End of Summer” and is often referred to as the Celtic New Year. It is the start of the dark winter half of the year, as opposed to Beltane (occurring on May 1) which is the light summer half of the year. The festival …

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