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    Neopagans have Samhain and it is the biggest Sabbat that they celebrate. Samhain is also known to many as Halloween, Samhain is a time to remember your ancestors and is when their spirits to come to you. Samhain is a time when the veil between worlds are thin and the other world meaning the dead can pass through such as your ancestors,before this is just a stop for them before they head of to the summerlands.As the day comes family extra chairs we put in place at the table and around the fire for the spirits and unseen. In Europe it is custom to place candles in the window to help them find their way to you. Then there came the jack o laterns which welcomed and guided as well as kept unwanted spirits away. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning "Summer's End". People would bury apples along the road and the paths for those that were lost and had no one else. On the night of magic and chaos turnips were to be made to look like protective spirits once they were hollowed out. On Samhain some would open a western-facing door or window and put a candle by it. In this time we…

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    Halloween in the past was first a day that marked a new season, but soon became a time where terror resides in the hearts of the Celts. Halloween today, has taken a dark turn where sadists and commercialization have sucked the fun and the historical truth out of Halloween. Halloween or formally known as Samhain was an ancient Celtic tradition that indicated the first of November and this tradition was started before the 14th century. The first people to officially celebrate this holiday were the…

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    Historically and in contemporary society, Halloween represents a night where the barrier between the familiar physical world and the souls of the dead dissolves. Could this be the reason why is Halloween so mystical? The Mystical Origins of Halloween: Halloween is believed to be rooted in the pagan Celtic Samhain rituals. Samhain means summer's end. The Celts followed a lunar calendar, so Samhain signified the end of summer and the end of the lunar year. Celtic villagers wore costumes to…

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    Halloween is celebrated in many ways and for many reasons all around the world. Halloween is also addressed in many different ways, such as All Saints Day, All Hallows Eve, and even the Day of the Dead. One of Halloween’s origins dates back to the Celtic Festival of Samhain. Two-thousand years ago the Celts celebrated their new year on November 1st, which was the end of summer, but the beginning of winter. The Celts believed that on New Year’s Eve, the separation between the worlds of the living…

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    Halloween Halloween is a time where people can dress up. They can be whatever they want scary or cute. However where does halloween originate from? Halloween originates far back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. They celebrated their new year on November 1. Which marked the end of summer and harvest and the beginning of the dark, and cold winter, a time where death tolls would rise. The Celts believed the night before the new year, a boundary “portal” between the dead and the living…

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    the Celtic celebration Samhain. Samhain is a celebration that differentiates the end of summer; on this day souls of the dead were accepted to be entering this present reality. This was likewise the Celtic New Year, and druids used to commend it with an awesome flame celebration of "backing" the darkening Sun and not to give it a chance to vanish. It was trusted that during Samhain, the living were diverting the dead; on that night, spirits were searching for a body to have for the whole…

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    What is Halloween All About? Halloween is the direct descendent of the Celtic celebration of Samhain. Samhain was the introduction of the New Year and a time to celebrate the end of a successful year. Samhain marked the beginning of the winter, the time of year that is most associated with death. The Celts believed that the night before Samhain, the veil between the living and the dead became a little blurred. They thought that ghosts could return to the Earth and cause havoc by destroying…

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    Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was…

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    about with Halloween. Although in Rick Bass’s short story Antlers, the story starts with the town’s annual Halloween party, where the traditions they have are a little less traditional. In the story the party itself holds a very symbolic meaning and has many underlying tones throughout the entire story. The importance of the party being specifically for Halloween is crucial to the story, as a lot would change otherwise. The Halloween party in Antlers is a little different to our own ideas and…

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    The History of Halloween Why do we celebrate Halloween? When Halloween is mentioned today what comes to mind is candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, and mischief. But Halloween was celebrated very differently when it originated. The first form of Halloween was believed to originate 2,000 years ago from the Celts, who were located in what is today, Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France. Their celebration called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween) is translated to mean “summer’s end”, it was…

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