All Blog Posts Tagged 'Samhain' (5)

Samhain: Celtic New Beginning.

In the early evening they would gather in the grove, beneath the sheltering embrace of the sacred white oak tree. The Master had carefully dowsed the area, and had chosen it for the serene beauty and peaceful aura. The salmon-filled, crystal clear waters of the river wound a course through…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 27, 2016 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Toasting Halloween with Traditional Irish Barmbrack

The word "Halloween" owes its origin to the ancient Celtic harvest feast called Samhain, which occurred on the eve of the Celtic New Year, November 1. Several foods are traditionally eaten at this time, especially Colcannon and Barmbrack, a yeast fruit…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Apparition

It was Samhain, the eve of the Celtic New Year -- the night when the veil between worlds was parted. The night when the spirits could commune with earthly mortals. As a child, he had often heard the tales told around the fireside but as he grew older he dismissed them as harmless ghost stories.                                                            …

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 19, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Halloween: It's a Celtic Feast!

May I respectfully add my…

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Added by Mike McCormack on October 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Discuss Halloween Origins and Traditions with Author Joe McGowan

 

This Thursday, October 31st (Halloween), members of The Wild Geese will have the chance to join in on a LIVE community chat with author and historian, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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