Samhain…’feast of the dead’ explained!

I’m a bit concerned that our kids are sleeping in full make-up and dark hoods!


This is only day two of the Halloween week. I do fear that by Friday night they may well be practising dark magic on their parents. Anyway, the pumpkins are in, the costumes are at the ready and the dark knight of our household has his hat on.

Halloween in Ireland fact of the day: The ancient Irish/Celtic festival of ‘Samhain‘ reveals the origins of the tradition of Halloween. Translated into English it means ‘Feast of the Dead‘. A night when the deceased revisited the mortal.

During the 8th Century the Catholic Church designated the 1st of November as ‘All Saints Day‘ or ‘All Hallows’. In the common tongue  ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ became…Hallowe-en.




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