Samhain is considered by most Wiccans to be the most important of the four ‘greater Sabbats’. It is generally observed on October 31st, starting at sundown. Samhain is considered by some Wiccans as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died. In some rituals the spirits of the departed are invited to attend the festivities. It is seen as a festival of darkness, which is balanced at the opposite point of the wheel by the spring festival of Beltane, which Wiccans celebrate as a festival of light and fertility.


did you know that the carved pumpkin or Jack o Lantern replicates the ancient Celt tradition of beheading your foe and hanging the skull above your homestead?





4 thoughts on “HALLOWEEN

  1. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………….interesting, interesting indeed. I don\’t celebrate halloween per say, i\’ve just sort of gone along with it as a sort of tolerance mostly for my children because they loved the whole lets dress up and get candy thing. Due to my lack of investment in the holiday I haven\’t been motivated to go beyond the standard \’trick or treat\’ so this was an enlightening read. Thanks.Happy Halloween and have a wonder filled weekend

  2. trick or treat, my Pumpkin. Nothing more than demanding money with menaces !!! Didn\’t know about the beheading connection, incidentally I have a skull that lives beside my front door step. Sends a powerful message to any with skullduggery on their mind. perhaps that is why nobody has disturbed me tonight. :)Be well Harold.

  3. Lol – Kenny – cynics both! Never ceases to amaze me how the only fun in the world originates from Pagan Traditions !

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