I Love Halloween and Autumn. Halloween has always been big in Ireland and is also known as Samhain which is The Celtic New Year. To me when September and a new academic year begins I feel this is a great time of year for new beginnings and fresh starts and learning new things and making new plans. The momentum gets into full swing October. There is a good energy and Halloween feels like a more natural time for a new year to me than January which I find utterly bleak.
October is a great time of year to go out and it’s the one time of year I want to PARTY! But I am saving that up for Halloween as I am doing something very special for Halloween this year that is a complete exciting adventure. It will be EPIC. I am still deciding on my costume and it will be a mix of things.
Samhain is an intensely spiritual time of year and a time when the veil between worlds is thinnest. It was a time where spirits or fairies could enter the material world. In the ancient Gaelic world it was thought that the Celtic Otherworld became visible at this time. When supernatural beings or souls of the dead could communicate. It is a time to remember and indeed honour the dead. The ancient celtic calendar was based on astronomical divisions and time was a non-linear cyclic process, a wheel of the year, which was deeply linked to their mythology.
Halloween or Samhain falls about halfway between the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Some ancient passage tombs are aligned with the sunrise at this time of year, such as Newgrange. Halloween is a fantastic, upbeat time of year that is hugely popular Worldwide and a very fun, exciting, exuberant time of year.
The Countdown to Halloween has started…. 🙂 Party time is coming….
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