A good article about Samhain/Samhuinn. Definitely worth the read. Please feel free to share far and wide.
“Death is there to keep us honest, and constantly remind us we are free” – Dan Fogleberg
Some call it Halloween, some call it Samhain, but since this upcoming “Holiday” is about honoring the Ancestors, I like to use the Welsh name for it- Nos Calan Gaeaf, because I have a lot of Welsh Ancestors, and the Welsh culture is something I feel drawn to.
Broken down, Nos is “night”, Calan is “New Year” and Gaeaf is “Winter”, so what we have all together is the night before “Calan Gaeaf” or the the Night Before Winter New Year. In most traditional cultures, the New Year starts when the larders are full, harvest is in, life is bountiful and we are optimistic we will make it through the long winter ahead.
I am purposefully “anti” American Holidays, because they have been
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