Monthly Archives: October 2009
Samhain is one of the eight annual festivals, often referred to as ‘Sabbats’, observed as part of the pagan tradition. It is considered by most pagans to be the most important of the four ‘greater Sabbats’. It is generally observed on October 31st in the Northern Hemisphere, starting at sundown. Samhain is considered by some pagans as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died.