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Origins of Samhain

Ancien Celtics
In the ancient Celtic society there was a highly structured way of life as in everyone knew there place. Once a year on Samhain in order to break the strain the celts would celebrate for 3 days (October 31 through November 2) as the days of no time when chaos ruled. The Celtic people would do crazy things such as dress in oposite gender attire, The farmers would find there gates unhinged and left in ditches, horses would be moved from field to field, and their children would travel from door to door for food, and treats. This is still done in many parts of the world to day as it has become the trick or treating custom of Halloween.

Druids
The Druids new these three days to be when the veil between the world and the world of the spirits to be drawn down. This is when they could make journeys to the other side. The Druids held rites of making contact with the spirits of the departed, as they saw them as a source of inspiration, and spiritual guidance. The Ovates would officiate at these rites as they were skilled in divination, and spiritual travel.

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