Juicy Fridays!! Presents Celebrating Samhain with Candice Craig
Samhain, (pronounced SAOW-in) literally means Summer's end, and is the third and final Harvest.
Many gifts and sacrifices were given in thanks for the harvest. Samhain is considered by some, as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died. In some rituals the spirits of the departed are invited to attend the festivities. It is one of the two "spirit-nights" each year, the other being Beltane.
It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. Wonderworks and Juicy Fridays!! celebrate Samhain this year on the Friday before the Halloween festival. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they join in the work and celebration.
You are welcome to bring an image or object representing anyone you wish to honour.
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