The Celtic New Year Festival of Samhain

It is nearing the end of this beautiful year. The transition of Autumn is underway as the end of October arrives with the magical Festival of Samhain…known to many as “Halloween.” Halloween was derived from the celebration of Samhain, with its myths and beliefs about the “Otherworld” and happily placed into Christian culture through the celebration of, “All Hallows Eve,” or “All Souls Night.” This beautiful time of the year is extolled in many beautiful poems and odes. The year was divided in two, with Summer and Winter heralding transition. “My tidings for you: the stag bells, Winter snows, Summer…