Happy Samhain!

31 10 2008


Tonight it’s Samhain, (pronounced sawin), The festival marks the end of summer and the beginning of winter. It celebrates the end of the harvest, and also a kind of festival of the dead. Supposidly the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest on this night.

This has also inspired the secular custom of Halloween.

In the modern Wicca traditions it’s celebrated in rembrance of departed loved ones. Some people also claim it’s an ideal evening to scry the future, some traditions celebrate Samhain at the first frost.

The first frost was the day before yesterday, and today I almost froze my toes off. Especially after Tarq squashed them because there was this super-dangerous tractor passing!. Sheesh!
It seems we have skipped Autumn, and slipped straight into winter!
Anyway, a totally paganly happy Samhain to all my readers!

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8 responses

31 10 2008
misspecs

LOL@ ‘the SECULAR custom of Halloween’ (emphasis mine) 🙂

Happy Halloween, Aafke! Boo to you!

P.S. LOVE the new layout!

31 10 2008
Aafke

Hè, hè, hè! Boo Back!
The new layout is only for halloween, but I do like it very much too! I only wish it had a header!

1 11 2008
Shahrzad

Happy this pagan eid to you!! lol
I’d like to experience it to know how it is.. Never been in one.. Halloween..

1 11 2008
Smiley Amal !

errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr tell me about it I am freezing to ! love the new template babes , unlike my pinky one ! lol now everyone has that one

1 11 2008
Sumera

The costumes ydy were fab, one guy was dressed as Edward Scissorhands! Brilliant 😀

1 11 2008
Haleem

Happy Halloween!

1 11 2008
Abdul.

Nice layout Aafke, clean and crisp 🙂

keep it if you can live without the header.

2 11 2008
Achelois

God, I will be so scorned for saying this but do I care? – HAPPY SAMHAIN!

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