Samhain is a festival that celebrates the mysteries of life, death and rebirth. They are at the heart of the Celtic spiritual tradition. We enter into that space between the ending of one year and the beginning of the next. It is the season that invites us, like the seeds, to embrace the darkness so that new and more abundant life will spring forth when the winter darkness is over.
Samhain is a time for deep reflection, introspection, thanksgiving, stillness, and harvest. It is a time to give thanks for the blessings received as the year draws to a close and the earth prepares for its winter sleep. During this festival the veil between this world and the other world is thin so it is customary to remember family members and friends who have made this journey on earth before us.