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Samhain

Samhain, which begins at nightfall on October 31 and continues until sunset on November 1 every year, is considered one of the most important festivals of the ancient Celtic religion. Samhain is considered to be the time when gods become visible to humankind.

Samhain
Samhain

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Nov 01, 2024, 12:00 AM

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For the ancient Celts, Samhain was an agricultural festival that marked the time when summer ended, and people took stock of the food before winter. With the end of the harvest season, it was also considered a time of supernatural intensity when the forces of darkness walked on Earth.

Ancient Celtic people used to build large bonfires, hoping to please the gods who would safeguard their livestock and harvest in return. It is also a festival of separation between summer and winter, the light and the dark. It was believed that the normal order of the universe is suspended during Samhain. The barrier between the physical world and the spirit world ceased to exist during this day, which allowed for communication between humans and spirits.

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