Oct 30, 2015 The Celtic festival, Samhain, is the Celtic New year. It is the day of the dead, and the souls of the departed ones are believed to be available to us at this time, as the veil between the worlds is believed to be at its thinnest. At SamhainHalloween The Veil Between Worlds Is Lifted The Wheel of The Year now turns to its most spiritually charged time. The air seems to crackle with energy and golden Autumn leaves blow across the sky.
Oct 30, 2015 To summarize the transition: Samhain (October 31st) and Witches New Year (November 1 st Celts) led to the creation of All Saints Day or Allhollowmas (November 1 st Church). The night before this day was called AllHallows Eve (October 31 th Church), which eventually became what we now call Halloween.
Samhain was a time of harvest and the end of a year, a time of preparation; storing crops and Merojax samhain halloween for the dead of winter. The eve of November 1st was the eve of the Celtic New Year. This holiday was a time of harvest, a time of endings, death, and dying, as plant life died and the cold set in. Samhain was also a time of honoring the dead. MEROJAX. TV Armenian Internet Portal May 16, 2010 Halloween has become popularized by television, movies, music, and other types of media.
It has grown to become Americas second largest holiday, and it brings in approximately 6. 9 billion dollars annually. Whether it was Samhain or Halloween, October 31st is a day throughout history that has always had a The Contraversary of Samhain and Halloween Sad to say there have been many fundamentalists who are inciting ignorance and bigotry into the celebrations of Halloween.
No longer is Halloween a religious festival here in the US. It has become commercialized as an event for kids to have fun, play dress up and be scared by Halloween or Samhain had its beginnings in an ancient, preChristian Celtic festival of the dead.
The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to Nov. 1 on our present calendar Samhain Halloween Merojax samhain halloween excerpt from Tlachtga: Celtic Fire Festival by John Gilroy. The Festival of Samhain marked the end of the Celtic year and the beginning of the new one and as such can be seen to the equivalent of New Year's Eve.