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  • Pron. "sow-inn" apparently.

    January 26, 2009

  • 'Samhain', or 'mi na Samhna': November.

    The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is generally regarded as 'The Celtic New Year'.

    The same word was used for a month in the ancient Celtic calendar, in particular the first three nights of this month, with the festival marking the end of the summer season and the end of the harvest. A modernized version of this festival continues today in some of the traditions of the Catholic All Souls' Day, the secular Halloween, and in folk practices of Samhain itself in the Celtic Nations and the Irish and Scottish diasporas. It is also observed by various types of Neopagans.

    March 18, 2008

  • A celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture.

    November 12, 2007