Samhain, which is pronounced Sow-in, Sah-vin, or Sahm-hayn, is more popularly known as Halloween, and while we know it as just a spooky holiday today, it was actually marking the third and final harvest. It is also the day when we commune with and remember the dead, making it also a celebration reincarnation. Halloween, or also known as Samhain, is the most coveted sabbat by the Wiccan and many Pagan religions.
Samhain in European traditions is also the night when the old God dies and the Crone Goddess mourns him for the next six weeks. The Crone Goddess is also represented as the Halloween had which menacingly stirs her cauldron, and that comes from the Celts, as they have believed that all dead souls returned to her cauldron of life, death, and rebirth in order to await reincarnation.
For many, Halloween is the favorite time of the year, the time for Witchcraft and witches, Wiccans who have the ability to experience the magnificent night where the physical and spiritual realities’ separation is the weakest. Because of that, it is the time when dimensional openings can be done, which makes it one of the somber holidays when dark clothes are worn and where all the thoughts are focused on the dead. According to many believes, those with necromantic talents can use their gift to communicate with the dead on this day. Witches also believe that Halloween is the time when relationship and bad times end, and when new hopes are revealed. Samhain, or Halloween, is truly an interesting holiday, as there are all kinds of beliefs behind it, especially those related to remembering and honoring our ancestors.