Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. It is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year”.
Samhain (pronounced ‘sou-when’, or ‘so-ween’) simply means “summer’s end”. It marks the end of the season of light and the beginning of the season of darkness.
October 31st. Also celebrated as “Halloween”. Samhain means “Summers End” and marks the beginning of the winter.
AKA: All Hallows Eve, Blood feast, Celtic New Year, Day of the Dead, Last Harvest, Winter’s Eve
For our ancestors Samhain marked the beginning of a New Year. The veil between worlds is at it’s thinnest.
It’s a perfect time for letting go of the old and embracing the new, celebrating the cycle of life and death.