Anocht Oidhche Shamhna! (Happy New Year!) Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) or Samhuinn (also pronounced Sow-en I guess) "was (and is) considered a very magical time, when the dead walk among the living and the veils between past, present and future may be lifted in prophecy and divination." It's also a good candidate for the most important historical holiday in the European pagan calendar.

Tips On How You Can Celebrate:

  • Sacred colors are black and orange, use these to decorate your home.
  • Light candles in memory of loved ones and place them in the windows of your home.
  • Find some quite time to do meditation and invocation of the god or goddess.
  • Set a place at your Smahain dinner table for deceased loved ones to be there in spirit.
  • Exchange cards, emails, or phone calls with other pagan friends.
  • Using tarot cards or rune-stones as a meditation or divination device, look forward to the year ahead.
  • Create rituals in which you let go of anything old and embrace the new

Sample Samhain Feast Focusing On The Harvest!

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