Samhain is a witch's holiday, and the origin of Halloween. It is a pagan celebration, first observed by the Celts. It marked the Celtic New Year, the end of summer, and the end of the harvest season. It also signaled the beginning of winter, which they associated with death. On this day, the Celts believed the veil between the living and the dead was especially thin. This allowed spirits of the dead to visit the living. There are many rituals associated with Samhain today; These include dancing, feasting, taking nature walks, and building altars to honor their ancestors. To symbolize the end of the harvest, they include apples, pumpkins, or other fall crops. To represent the spirits of the dead, skulls or candles are often used. And to encourage fertility and new beginnings, seeds are sometimes scattered on the altar. Whatever items are used, building an altar is a lovely way to connect with nature and honor our ancestors on Samhain.
I have created 16 new eclectic and magickal jewelry talismans to honor this day and all that we celebrate with it, Enjoy!