• Wheel of the year

    What does Samhain mean for witches?

    This post looks at the Pagan holiday Samhain. Exploring where the holiday originated, the links to modern Halloween, and what Samhain means for witches today. It finishes with a look at the symbols of Samhain.  What is Samhain? Samhain is an ancient festival that was originally celebrated by the Celts. Samhain is believed by some to be a Gaelic word that translates to ‘summer’s end’. It is one of the eight sabbaths that make up the wheel of the year which is a Pagan calendar of celebrations. It normally falls between October 30th to November 1st each year. Samhain is the final harvest festival of the three that occur every…