WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME?
Samhain became the “evening” of “All Hallows” (“hallowed” = “holy” = “saint”) which was eventually contracted into “Hallow-e’en” or the modern “Halloween.”
Samhain was the beginning of the Winter or Dark Half of the Year
The day before Samhain is the last day of summer
A PERIOD OF NO TIME
A TIME TO CONTACT THE DEAD
THE ANCIENT CUSTOM OF TICK OR TREATING
Whereas in 1914 as seen in this vintage postcard the witch is ugly, frightening and hovering over her boiling cauldron of evil brew.
As seen as far back as with Shakespeare with his Macbeth witches
of the fun associated with this special holiday.
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