24 October 2012

Haunted Week - Celtic Samhain

{This Girl Reads}

Samhain… the Feast of the Dead, also known as Halloween, the ancient time of the Celtic New Year when spirits of the long dead converse. Do not be afraid. Death is not to be feared. Samhain is our time to reflect on friends we have lost… and changes in our lives. Take stock of the past and come to terms with it. Move on. Look forward to the future.

The night glows red from huge sacred bonfires and Celtic warriors with costumes of animal heads and skins drink deep from the mystical chalice and foretell each other's futures. Before the Samhain embers die new fires are lit in homes from the sacred bonfire.  Protection from evil and precious warmth through the long cold Celtic winter.


2 comments:

  1. I am excited!! And I am participating in Haunted Week too. This is so much fun. I love Halloween!!

    Nice to meet you.

    All the Best,
    Rionna

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  2. Hi Rionna yes Cheyenne is very clever and it's a great way of linking up blogs - I've visited yours and your web site and am now following you on twitter :)

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