Ways To Celebrate Samhain

Samhain is the Irish word for Halloween. This is when we celebrate the end of summer and the start of the dark half of the year. Many of you reading this will already have your own Samhain traditions and ways of celebrating Halloween. The veil between our physical, material world and the spirit world is at its thinnest at this time of year. We can feel the change starting to happen in the weeks leading up to Samhain and many of us feel more ‘witchy’ during this time. This is when we want to get back to basics and be more practical in our witchcraft.

Ways To Celebrate Mabon

Mabon is the traditional Harvest Festival in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the second harvest, when we give thanks, celebrate the bounty of summer and when we prepare to enter the depths of autumn and winter. It’s about gathering our resources around us and getting cosy until spring. Like most witches, autumn is my favourite season. We can feel Samhain’s approach and the thinning of the veil between worlds. Autumn reminds many of us to get back to basics. I tend to gather more ingredients and cast more spells at this time of year. This is also when I ground myself more firmly in Mother Earth and give thanks for her bounty.