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Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year
11-01-2013, 11:35 PM
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RE: Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year
More than 18,000 people attended the Samhuinn festival in Edinburgh

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11-01-2013, 11:37 PM
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RE: Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year
As fine rain fell from darkening skies, the old cobbled stones of the city once again became a swirling parade of fire.

Dancers gathered in the dark, torches were lit, and the Beltane Fire Society emerged whirling from the shadows to share their winter celebrations with the city.

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11-01-2013, 11:38 PM
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Banned by the local church for over a century for being viewed as anti-Christian, the group re-formed in 1988 to put on their first official festival.

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11-01-2013, 11:40 PM
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Christian groups were invited to attend and, with support from local residents, the festival grew.

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11-01-2013, 11:41 PM
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Today, more than 18,000 people of Celtic Druid religions, Reform, Orthodox and Conservative, now gather peacefully each year to watch the group perform.

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11-01-2013, 11:44 PM
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Samhuinn in Scotland 2013
http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/246571-...e-society/

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11-01-2013, 11:45 PM
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11-01-2013, 11:47 PM
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11-03-2013, 06:41 AM
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Great show Maeve of capturing all of Edinburgh Samhuinn for us.
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11-03-2013, 07:44 AM
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RE: Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year
Our Druid pagan Samhuinn festival Scotland, the land that never was conquered and bred out by Rome.

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Hatred for Rome runs deep in Scotland and Britain.

Members of the Beltain Fire Society take part in Samhain in Edinburgh. Samhain is a Celtic festival celebrated between sunset on the 31st October and sunset on the 1st of November. It marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter and is said to form the origins of modern day Halloween.


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Next few nights we all should have our dead ancestors altars built and lit inside our homes.
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