Thursday, June 9, 2011

The history of Halloween

A re-post from October 29th 2010.

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I came across this brief video explaining the roots of Halloween, and I wanted to share it here.



Modern day Pagans still celebrate Samhain, including yours truly. I'm not sure that I believe that all of the dead wait until October 31st to finally head wherever they're going, but otherwise this is a pretty good explanation of Samhain as I see it.

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

This is a very nice explanation, except for the dead waiting until the 31st, like you point it out. This is something that can be used to explain All Hallow's Eve to a child.

Oh, one of these days I'll tell you about my latest "You are not a real Witch Magaly. Real Witches know All Hallow's Eve is not what we call Samhain" *sigh*

Sarita Rucker said...

Some people...