Samhain: First Day of Irish Winter
Samhain. First Day of Irish Winter
Samhain (Irish pronunciation: saun) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. It is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November.. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Samhain is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and is known to have pre-Christian roots. Many important events in Irish mythology happen or begin on Samhain. It was the time when cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and when livestock were slaughtered for the winter.
It is the first day of the Irish Winter. This was taken this day last year. Today it is overcast but mild.
Thank you all very much for the all the comments and views for my Witch post yesterday.
Saturday 1 November 2014