As we do every year we take a trip up to Pendle Hill around my birthday to visit Newchurch – in – Pendle and the witches shop.
My Samhain was a peaceful one this year but it almost didn’t feel like Halloween at all. As we usually do, the porch got decorated. We decorated the back garden too. Our Mabon scarecrow got a new pumpkin head. Samhain wouldn’t be complete without…
Mabon was special this year because the harvest moon (the nearest full moon to Autumn Equinox) was on Friday 13th.
As darkness began to descent it was time to get cosy in the back garden and light all the pumpkins.
For me there’s always something nostalgic about straw, pumpkins, candlelight and fire.
The small village of Newchurch in Pendle, which is a the foot of Pendle Hill and is home to the witches.
I find Samhain to be the most important teaching Sabbat of the year. You can learn about life, death and all the mysteries in between here.