Rick Baird
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Samhain Renewal Spell (my family does this every year but we use yew branches instead of paper sending our intention into it before burning)

Samhain Renewal Spell (my family does this every year but we use yew branches instead of paper sending our intention into it before burning)- Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

Origins of Halloween – the Hill of Ward

Archaeologists in Co Meath believe they have found the site of the first bonfire to celebrate the festival of Samhain, which has been come to be known as

A celebration of the Last Harvest and a time to honor our Ancestors to many Pagans and Witches.

Samhain is a Gaelic word meaning summer's end. It is pronounced sow-in in Ireland, sow-een in Wales, and sav-en in Scotland-----a blessed Samhain to all!

The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed the land on Samhain. This idea came from the story of Jack of the Lantern (Stingy Jack). When the Irish came to America, they used pumpkins, which were native and much easier to carve.

The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed.