Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest.
As Are the specific customs of Halloween related to pagan beliefs? Since Halloween itself originated in paganism, it is not surprising that its customs are related to pagan belief.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on First Halloween Costumes: Skins, Skulls, and Skirts. James Owen in London for National Geographic News. Updated October 29, 2009. Animal Spirits Inspired Ancient" Halloween Costumes" Halloween or Hallowe'en It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, skulls have therefore been commonplace in Halloween, which touches on this theme.
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by Oct 27, 2009 Although it falls around the same time and has some similar traditions, this celebration has little to do with Halloween or the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Halloween tradition of bobbing for apples is thought to derive from the ancient links with the Roman fruit goddess, Pomona, and a Druidical rite associated with water. Samhain heralds the beginning of Winter when the world starts to darken and the days are getting shorter the 'dark half' of the year and the demise of the power of the sun.
The origin of our Western holiday known as Halloween is found in the ancient Celtic festival, Samhain (pronounced SOWin). From presentday Ireland to the United Kingdom to Bretagne (Brittany), France, the ancient Celts marked this as one of their four most important festival quarter days of the year.
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