My Samhain 2016

I couldn’t let my favourite holiday pass by without sharing a few snap shots of it.

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My roots for celebrating Samhain are very much from Paganism. Samhain, the cusp of the Celtic New Year and my birthday on the 2nd means a part of the celebrations for me includes a lot of reflection and implementing changes into my life.

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Leaving out a lantern on the gate to guide wandering spirits home.

However, as much as I celebrate the meaningful and spiritual aspects of Samhain, I love to decorate and have fun. As with any holiday, I do believeĀ the most important partĀ is to celebrate only if you want to or if it means something to you and how you choose to celebrate it should be in a way you’re comfortable with.

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Halloween has always been a part of my yearly routine since I can remember. When I was growing up it was always the porch that got decorated. In the last five years or so, we have been turning the garden into some kind of mini-haunt.

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Every year we always try to change the layout about slightly, while we always leave the gazebo up from summer to turn it into a spooky hideout. As much as I love looking at all things creepy, there’s some kind of community spirit about putting on a display for the local kids. This is something that doesn’t exist anymore, the point of events should be to bring people together and I think we manage that.

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These are just a few of the pumpkins we carved this year.

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We even went to see a professional pumpkin carver.

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How ever you chose to celebrate this year, I hope you stayed safe and had fun!

Blessed Be )O(

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