Samhain and halloween – DON’T FORGET THE TRADITION

Vision. As we move forward in life we can’t forget where we have come from. History is important. Understanding our roots and past is important. I see Halloween as a huge back to our roots day. Regardless of the times we are in, don’t lose your spirit or forget pay your respects to the tradition that came before us. Some also believe this is a day to say goodbye to those you have lost, showing your respect to the dead.

Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “sow-win”) is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.” Celebrants believe that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down during Samhain, allowing more interaction between humans and denizens of the Otherworld.

October 31 became known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, and contained much of the traditional pagan practices before being adopted in 19th-century America through Irish immigrants bringing their traditions across the ocean.

I hope you enjoy this day.

Please note some details have been left out in between history of Samhain and Halloween. Read more here from the source of the historic information (history.com)

Me this year as Lagertha off the show Vikings and yes I understand differences between Viking and Celts culture 😉

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