Ireland and other Celtic countries. Oiche Samhain (October 31st for the last few thousand years), marked the end of the havest season and was otherwise known as Halloween or All hallows eve in English countries. It was made popular and brought up to date in the US which moderized many of the traditions.. Traditions such as trick or treating can be traced back to Scotland and Jack o lanterns were originally made from turnips in Ireland. The pagan Irish over 1500 years ago would dance around large fires and have fun etc etc. Here is a hub about it:
And here is wikipedia:
When I was - a lot - younger we had Mischief Night before Bonfire Night, (Guy Fawkes Night), November 5th, a combination of both occasions. We used to take people's gates off their hinges and play 'Knock-a-door-run', making nuisances of ourselves.
Interesting. We used to stuff out clothes up and put a mask on as a head, and throw him into a ditch so passerby might get a fright.
All Hallows Eve is believe to originate from Ireland. It was part of Celtic culture.
Halloween is originated from Ireland. In past Halloween was a festival among the Celts of Ireland and was celebrated by the name of samhain.
It's still called Oiche Shamhna (not Samhain as most americans incorrectly believe) in Ireland. Samhain is Irish for the month of November. Oiche means night. So really Oiche Shamhna means November Night.
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by cfin 3 years ago
The hub of the day accolade has become a huge joke. To emphasize this I want to scrutinize todays hub. The hub states the following misstatements of fact. "its celebration and traditions are primarily American, and the people in other parts of the world generally dislike its...
by Danielle Lopez 3 years ago
What are your Samhain/Halloween plans this year?My family and I are Pagans, so we celebrate Samhain. We're planning on going to our local cemetery to clean up the grounds. After that, we plan on having an Ancestor's Feast. What are your plans for Halloween/Samhain?
by Money Fairy 5 years ago
I know parents with children and familys at home and school age still celebrate but I was just wondering if anyone else still celebrates Halloween and if so what do you do to celebrate? Haunted houses? haloweened themed parties? Just curious
by Nicole Canfield 6 years ago
Samhain is fast approaching and is a time of change and death to the old self. To me, Samhain represents new beginnings. We can't have new beginnings without endings to old ways. It is a representation of death, but not just death of the physical. I do also honor my ancestors on Samhain and past...
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