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Pagan Calendar - Fire Festivals Calendar

SH-Samhain Eve

Summary

SH-Samhain Eve

Calendar

Fire Festivals

Date

Apr 30 Every year

Description

Samhain, from the Old Irish samain, is the word for November in the Gaelic languages. The Scottish Gaelic spelling is Samhainn or Samhuinn (for the feast), or an t-Samhain (for the month). The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is generally regarded as 'The Celtic New Year'.

The same word was used for a month in the ancient Celtic calendar, in particular the first three nights of this month, with the festival marking the end of the summer season and the end of the harvest. A modernized version of this festival continues today in some of the traditions of the Catholic All Souls' Day, the secular Halloween, and in folk practices of Samhain itself in the Celtic Nations and the Irish and Scottish diasporas.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain


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