So…just what is Samhain? Do you know that is one of the oldest “end of the harvest celebration”.
Many, many moons ago Pagans used this time to store items that would get them through the long cold winter months. Livestock was slaughtered, crops were brought in off the fields, apples, pumpkins, gourds, turnips, nuts were gathered and stored.
For Wiccans and Good Witches, Samhain is the New Year. A time to reflect, let go and look to the future.
This is also the night that the Wee Ones ….would come out to play their mischievous tricks.
They would go from house to house, and if treats were not offered ….they would play tricks on the folks living in that house. Villagers would leave little food offerings such as sweets, milk, and fruit for the Wee Ones. The Wee Ones would accept these “treats” and would bless the home for the coming year.
During the night, villagers would walk about carrying carved turnips filled with lite candles ….to light their way. The lanterns were called “Jack-o-Lantern”.
Today, Halloween is mostly for the young and young-at-heart. Kids of all ages dress up and go from home-to-home “Trick O’ Treating“.
Even dogs …get to dress up! Here’s my girls!
Here’s two teachers I work with, Mr Q and Posie.
Here’s mine, not too creative, but I got my message across.
Here’s one of Posie and me. Is Posie cute or WHAT?!
Wishing you a Happy Halloweeny!