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Samhain: 13 Facts About Halloween’s Celtic Roots

Christopher Conway Gaelic Seasonal Festivals Samhain

Samhain: 13 Facts About Halloween’s Celtic Roots

Over the years, the popularity of Halloween has grown exponentially. It has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry which includes movies, costumes, trick-or-treat candy and haunted attractions, yet few of its passionate celebrants understand the holiday’s ancient origin. Here are 13 facts about its Celtic roots to keep you up at night.

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Imbolc: The Gaelic Festival Explained

Colleen Berry Conway Brigid's Day Feast of St. Brigid Gaelic Seasonal Festivals Imbolc

Imbolc: The Gaelic Festival Explained

As inhabitants of this Earth, we are at the mercy of the seasons.  From harvesting foods to tending to livestock, the weather and hours of sunlight determine how and when we conduct ourselves to survive.  And while modern practices such as greenhouses, factory farming and hydroponics create conditions less dependent on temperatures, the need to agriculturally align ourselves with the divisions of our calendar year remains necessary. Think back to a time when there were no indoor options for gardening and animal husbandry. The cycles of the seasons were observed, obeyed and - most importantly - celebrated. The four major...

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