The bright red of the Ruby Chard will add colour to the Samhain feast!
In Celtic Ireland, Samhain marked the division of the year between the light (summer) and the dark (winter).
For me, the customs of my ancestors are important to acknowledge and continue.
This time of tuning into the seasonal shift and preparing for the darkness of the winter months ahead, is important.
Even today, as I stacked these logs in the shelter of the veranda, I couldn’t help but think about Samhain and its meaning as a custom and special tradition.
The Hill of Tara was associated with Samhain in Celtic Ireland, even though it pre-dates the arrival of the Celts themselves!
The passage to the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara, constructed some 4,500 to 5,000 years ago, forms the entrance and is aligned with the rising sun around Samhain.
This was constructed even before the Celts arrived in Ireland!
And so, as the leaves fall and cover the earth, we reach Summers End and the beginning of the descent towards Midwinter.
The Festival of Samhain marked the end of the Celtic year.
This is the traditional New Year’s Eve!
Walking through the gardens at Bealtaine, takes me on a journey similar to the festival of Samhain, for it is all about ending and beginning…as the land pulls its duvet of leaves across its mantle of green, preparing for the beginning of Winter.
As Samhain marks the division point in the year between summer and winter, it is understood that any point, in the land where there is division or boundary, can be unsafe at Samhain…for it is there that the veil is at its thinnest!
Here at Bealtaine Cottage, the warmth of the sun continues to enchant!
Is the booklet available for sale? Lovely idea. And can you ship seeds to the US at this time? Thank you
The booklet is sold out. There is info on shipping to the US on this link… https://bealtainecottage.com/seeds-for-sale/
This is my favourite time of the year, the pumpkins are ready to harvest for my pumpkin pies, the nights are drawing in and the log fire lit with Blackie the cat snuggled on my lap. Pure bliss xxx
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