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Autumn....SAMHAIN soon!

ABOUT SAMHAIN
The Celtic Feast of Samhain marked the end of harvest, the beginning of Winter and the Celtic New Year and is traditionally celebrated at the end of October and beginning of November.  Samhain is Irish-Gaelic for 'the Summer's end', and is pronounced 'sow-in'. Samhain is considered a celebration of life over death, and a time to remember those who have left the world of the living. Candles would be lit at the graves of loved ones and bonfires were lit throughout the countryside. It is believed that the borders between the world of the living and the dead is thinner on this night - also known as 'Ancestor night'. Halloween is based on the 'Feast of Samhain'. The Catholic church attempted to replace the Pagan festival with All Saints' or All Hallows' day, followed by All Souls' Day, on November 2nd.