A Wiccan festival celebrated on October 31st. Also known as November Eve, Hallowmas, Halloween, Feast of Souls. Samhain marks the symbolic death of the Sun God and His passing into the "land of the young," where He awaits rebirth of the Mother Goddess at Yule. This Celtic word is pronounced by Wiccans as: SOW-wen; SEW-wen; SAHM-hain; SAHM-ain; SAV-een and other ways. The first seems to be the one preferred among most Wiccans.
Great pagan fair (1rst November), beginning of the new Celtic year and of the cold season. During the Samhain night, all the doors of the sidh are open. During this night, the high king of Ireland was symbolically killed before reborn for a other year of reign.
The first of November, a festival also known as All Hallow's Day.
One of the eight Sabbats which is celebrated on or around 31 October. It is a festival which celebrates the end of summer. Also known as Halloween.
The Sabbat marking the Witches' New Year on Oct. 31, which observes the symbolic death of the God as he passes into the Land of the Young.
One of the eight major holidays, or Sabbats.
SOW-in, SOW-een, or SAV-awn] (Irish samhain, Scots Gaelic samhuinn) is the Gaelic word for November. The same word was used for the first month of the ancient Celtic calendar, and in particular the first three nights of this month, the festival marking the beginning of the winter season. Elements of the festival are continued in the traditions of All Souls Day and Halloween. The name is also used for one of the sabbats in the Wiccan Wheel of the Year.
(sow-wen): See Hallows
Oct 31st. The Celtic New Year. At this time of "death" of the old year and "birth" of the new, the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thought to be at its thinnest.
Wicca celebration of endings and beginnings. Revering of elders is observed.
The New Year and the final harvest festival, celebrating the last gifts of the Earth before winter and the return of the spirits of the dead. (Wicca/Paganism) (Oct. 31)
(SOW-in, SOW-een, or SAV-awn): The Sabbat celebrated on October 31st. This is the beginning of the Celtic new year, and the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. It celebrates the Crone Goddess and the dying God.
(Wiccan) Celebration of endings and beginnings; Observed by reverence of elders
A Wiccan festival celebrated on October 31st, also known as November Eve, Halloween, Feast of Souls, Feast of the Dead, Feast of apples. Samhain marks the symbolic death of the Sun God and His passing into the "land of the young, " where He awaits rebirth of the Mother Goddess at Yule. This Celtic word is pronounced by Wiccans as: sOW-wen.
The Sabbat now celebrated on Halloween (October 31). This celebration marks the New Year and is a time for remembering the dead and honoring the Crone Goddess. It is also the final festival of the harvest season.
Major Sabbat. Symbolic death of the Sun God. Oct. 31st.
a Wiccan festival celebrated on October 31, Halloween.
A Celtic festival celebrating the beginning of winter, on the night of 31 October to 1 November. (Modern usage places the beginning of winter at the winter solstice, around 22 December). Being an Irish word, it is pronouced “Saun” or “Sau-in” (emphasis on first syllable), where “au” has the same sound as the “ow” in “how” in both cases.
a Wiccan Sabbat celebrated around Oct. 31st.
A greater Sabbat, celebrated on April 30. The start of the wytch's new year and winter.
The festival of remembrance for the dead, held on the eve of Nov. 1st. It is the last of the three harvests. This festival also marks the transition of rulership of the "Wheel of the Year from that of the Goddess to that of the God.
Samhain (pronounced ) is the word for November in the Irish language. The Scottish Gaelic spelling is Samhainn or Samhuinn (for the feast), or an t-Samhain (for the month). The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is generally regarded as 'The Celtic New Year'.
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