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Samhain (pronounced Sow-wen), also called Hallowmas, is the final festival in the Witches' year. It is celebrated on October 31st. The word Samhain means 'Summer's End'. It is the first day of Winter and the Witch's New Year. In earlier agricultural societies, Samhain was also the end of the Harvest, the time to put aside the seed corn for the coming Spring.
It was a time for feasting, too, as the weaker animals were culled and killed. Only the livestock most likely to make it through…Continue