Today is Samhain (pronounced sah-win). It’s a is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. It falls about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

Although I’m nominally CofE I don’t practice. Except for Christmas, of course. Even non-Christians celebrate Christmas. I often think, though, that I should be more mindful of the old customs. Maybe today would be a good time to start.(I cheated with the picture; it’s taken from Google images)


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