Saturday, 31 October 2009


Halloween as we know it today derives from the ancient celtic festival once called Samhain. It would have originally been one of four major celtic festivals, with Samhain being a feast and fire festival marking the season change into winter, and the begining of the celtic year.
It was believed that the at this time of year the division between our world and that of the 'otherworld' was at its most tenuous, which is the suggested link with ghouls and witches that still remains with halloween today.
This is my fire...

And we went for it this year with doorstep pumpkins too...

Happy halloween/samhain!

1 comment:

  1. That was an interesting article. Found it fascinating to know that. We had a Screaming hand pumpkin. Will show you the pics sometime.