Sunday, 30 October 2016
Hallowe'en/Samhain Celebration Ideas
It's Hallowe'en/Samhain tomorrow, so I thought I'd do a quick post on ideas for celebrating it. I used to like Hallowe'en when I was younger and when I started celebrating the sabbats in 2010, Samhain became my favourite. :)
I did a post yesterday on my other blog Star Sparkle Blog about Hallowe'en, which includes some of my fave Hallowe'en/and or horror themed books, films and TV shows (plus a couple of songs). You can check it out here: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/halloween-faves-round-up.html
Michaela at Penniless Pagan has some good tips for celebrating Samhain without spending anything: http://www.pennilesspagan.com/2016/10/5-ways-to-celebrate-samhain-without.html
I also like her post on honouring loved ones who have passed away (Samhain is a good festival to do this since it's a time when the veils between the worlds are thinner and the dead are thought to come back to visit their family/people who were important to them in life): http://www.pennilesspagan.com/2016/10/honor-your-transcended-loved-ones.html
I found it was nice to think about my grandparents, what they taught me and things I used to do with them. :)
Also Althea at Modern Witch's Guide to Life has some history on Hallowe'en and ideas for celebrating: http://modern-witch.es/enchanted-living/13-witchy-ideas-to-celebrate-halloween
And finally here's a Samhain post on Tess Whitehurst's site: http://tesswhitehurst.com/10-ways-to-celebrate-the-ancient-holiday-of-samhain-aka-halloween/
Hope you enjoy the links and have a great Hallowe'en and/or Samhain (depending on how you celebrate. :) I just did my pumpkin a bit earlier and tomorrow I'm going to make the Demon's Blood drink I usually make and have some food. I'll probably make some gingerbread skeletons or bats as well. I made gingerbread bats with chocolate on in 2013 and skeletons with icing last year, so I might combine the recipes this year and put chocolate on the skeletons, lol. I'll do a post about it soon.
Happy Hallowe'en/Samhain! :) How do you celebrate?
Photo: Tesco Holmbush's Hallowe'en display. Copyright Moonsparkle 2016.