Samhain is the final of the three harvest festivals, the harvest of meat. The Old King is dead, and the Crone will mourn her loss for the next six weeks. The sun is at its lowest point on the horizon, and this maybe why many Celts see this time as the New Year, as oppose to Yule. This is the point that Summer becomes Winter, as the Celts saw the year split into two seasons. As this is a changing point from one season to the next, this is a time of beginnings and endings. It is also a day to celebrate our ancestors and recently deceased. The veil between the worlds are at their thinnest as is the doors to sidhe-mounds, which means humans and fairies can come and go as they please between those worlds as well.
September 30, 2013