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Druid Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year.
10-19-2013, 05:17 PM
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Druid Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year.
Samhain, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year.
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The festival of Samhain, Calan Gaeaf, of honouring the dead and the closing of the year

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Poetry

Kalangaeaf kalet grawn, from the Red Book of Hergest
Rituals

Samhain Rite : Tangwen’s Grove
Samhain Public Ritual : Awen Grove
Samhain Rite : Llyn Hydd’s Grove
A Personal Account by Louise
Autumn Song’s ceremony

The commonly used names for the cross quarter days are those in the Irish Gaelic. There are some alternative spellings, but in the main the first is pronounced sow-inn, meaning ‘summer’s end’. It is also seen as Samhuinn in Scots Gaelic. Calan Gaeaf is the Welsh/British name for the festival, meaning ‘the calends of winter’, the eve being Nos Galan Gaeaf. Other names used are Ancestor Night and the Feast of the Dead. In Christian tradition it is known as Hallowe’en, and stretches through the mass days of All Saints and All Souls. By the written calendar, the festival lies between 31 October and 2 November. Those who welcome the coming of winter by the changing weather, not the date, celebrate when the first frosts veil the ground. (Excerpt from Ritual by Emma Restall Orr)

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Samhain holiday festivals and celebrations will be going on all across the White World this year. Preparations are already underway.
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10-26-2013, 07:35 PM
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The ancient Druid power is becoming stronger.
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10-31-2013, 03:00 PM
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It is coming. The Samhuinn Druid ritual, what you call 'Halloween' in America.
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10-31-2013, 07:11 PM
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Samhuinn begins in Edinburgh. Long, cold, dark, night of Druidic celebrations.

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4 hrs ago.
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11-01-2013, 01:59 AM
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The Druid New Year is already here!
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11-01-2013, 02:25 AM
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Samhuinn Edinburgh 2013
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11-01-2013, 02:26 AM
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Samhuinn Edinburgh

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11-01-2013, 05:46 AM
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Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2013
Halloween Cineclub at the Kelltic Bar, 24 Oct – 3 Nov

Halloween Cineclub at the Kelltic Bar

Date 24 Oct – 3 Nov
Time 8pm Nightly
Venue Kelltic Bar, Kells
A selection of Movie Nights on the Big Screen at the Kelltic

Admission FREE

Contact 046 9240063

Suitable for Adults
http://www.meath.ie/Tourism/EventsandFes...74,en.html
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11-01-2013, 05:58 AM
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Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2013
The Spirits of Meath Halloween Fesitval- Where Halloween Began!
Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival All around County Meath from 18th October - 2nd November 2013

County Meath, uniquely where it all began, is bringing you Ireland's biggest and most electrifying Halloween Festival – The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2013!!

History of Halloween in Meath


Hill of Ward (Tlachtga), County Meath - The Birthplace of Halloween

Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated here in Co. Meath more than 2,000 years ago. Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic Year and the beginning of the New Year. The Celts believed that this was a time of transition, when the veil between our world and the next came down, and the spirits of all who had died since the last Oíche Shamhna (Night of Samhain) moved on to the next life.

One of the main spiritual centres of the ancient Celts was located on top of the hill of Tlachtga, now called the Hill of Ward, near Athboy, Co. Meath. The druids felt that this world and the otherworld were closest at Tlachtga and it was here that the festival of Samhain, or Halloween, was started. The old year’s fires were extinguished and, after sunset, the ceremonial New Year Samhain fire was lit here. Torches were lit from this sacred fire and carried to seven other hills around the county including Tara and Loughcrew, and then on to light up the whole countryside.

Today, the old Celtic ceremony at Tlachtga has been revived and we mix the ancient past and the twenty-first century with a re-enactment of the Celtic celebration starting with a torchlit procession from the Fair Green in Athboy, Co. Meath to the top of the Hill of Tlachtga, at 7.30pm on October 31st each year.

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11-01-2013, 06:01 AM
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