Mar 202012

Samhain (Sow-inn) is the word for November in Gaelic.  The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season.  It begins the dark half of the year.  It is a time when the deceased are remembered and honored, the autumn harvest is reaped, and the preparation for winter begins.  Samhain is also consider the The Celtic New Year.

Herbs and flowers: acorn, oak, apple, arborvitae, chrysanthemum, hazel, pumpkin, sage, thistle, and wormwood

Incense: apple, nutmeg, sage, and mint

Colors: yellow, orange, brown, black

Gemstones: turquoise, sodalite, citrine, moonstones and hematite

Decorations: pumpkins, apples, autumn leaves and flowers, winter squash, and photos and objects of deceased loved ones

Foods: apples, cider, nuts, mulled wine, pumpkin, cranberry, and tea

Use the navigation area on the left to find crafts and recipes for Samhaim.

Samhain products from Zazzle

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 March 20, 2012  Posted by at 11:43 am Celebrations Tagged with: