If you are looking for a different Halloween celebration during the pandemic, consider honoring your ancestors and remembering loved ones you've lost. This is at the core of an ancient holiday known as Samhain, which we celebrate every October 31st. It is believed that the veil between this world and the next is thin on the night of Samhain, allowing the spirits to walk among us. We do things to show them we remember and honor them, and we might receive their messages, if we are listening.
Our celebration includes:
Samhain was the precursor to current Halloween celebrations- we dress up so that roaming angry spirits don't recognize or harm us. We prefer to think of our spirits as benign and welcome them back with our memories.
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We leave an offering for the spirits outside overnight (above) including some of the "Dead Bread" we make in the shape of skeletons (below).
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