Samhain The Original Halloween

30 Oct

Interesting post from Ali Isaac about the origins of Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ


Samhain, The Original Halloween. Samhain, The Original Halloween.

Here is an updated version of a post I wrote around this time last year, explaining the origins of Halloween.

For our ancient ancestors, the day began not with the arrival of dawn, but with the fall of dusk. Therefore, Samhainย (pronounced sau-win, and believed to derive from the Old Irish sam,ย meaning โ€˜summerโ€™, and fuin, meaning โ€˜endโ€™) began on the evening of 31st October, and continued until dusk on November 1st. Similarly, their New Year began with the arrival of the dark season, Winter, not halfway through it, as ours does today. Some say this equates with a belief that life is born into the light from the darkness of the womb.ย 

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3 Responses to “Samhain The Original Halloween”

  1. Ali Isaac October 30, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks for reblogging!

    Liked by 1 person

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