The Secrets of Samhain: The True History Behind Halloween

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Ibolya Horvath
by Window to the Soul
published on 14 October 2019
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The Secrets of Samhain: The True History Behind Halloween

Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition.

Samhain translates to “summer’s end” and is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome the harvest and acknowledge and greet “the dark half of the year.

In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter).

It is the spiritual new year for pagans, a time for reflecting on what has been and envisioning what will be and a time to remember our ancestors since during this time the veil between the realms of the living and the realms of the dead is thinnest.

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Soul, W. t. t. (2019, October 14). The Secrets of Samhain: The True History Behind Halloween. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1837/the-secrets-of-samhain-the-true-history-behind-hal/

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Soul, Window to the. "The Secrets of Samhain: The True History Behind Halloween." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1837/the-secrets-of-samhain-the-true-history-behind-hal/.

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Soul, Window to the. "The Secrets of Samhain: The True History Behind Halloween." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2019. Web. 26 Jul 2021.