Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain to Everyone

This is interesting, I just got a comment from Gretchen (thanks Gretchen, I love researching) after looking up the word Samhaim I figured I would share what I found.

I have never heard of Samhain but here is what I learned:

Samhaim literally means "summer's end"
History of Samhain
Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year. The Celts divided the year into two seasons: the light and the dark, at Beltane on May 1st and Samhain on November 1st. Some believe that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle, just as the Celtic day began at night. For it was understood that in dark silence comes whisperings of new beginnings, the stirring of the seed below the ground. Whereas Beltane welcomes in the summer with joyous celebrations at dawn, the most magically potent time of this festival is November Eve, the night of October 31st, known today of course, as Halloween.
The Colors Of Halloween
Black (ward off negativity), orange (good luck), indigo, homemade apple or mint scented herbal candles to light jack-o-lanterns or for altar candles.

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