samhain

samhain.The origin of Halloween. Samhain was first observed by Celtic Pagans. Marked the Celtic New Year, the end of summer, and the end of the harvest season.

October 31 became known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, and contained much of the traditional pagan practices

For the Celts, who lived during the Iron Age in what is now Ireland, Scotland, the U.K. and other parts of Northern

Europe, Samhain (meaning, in modern Irish, “summer’s end”) marked the end of summer and kicked off the Celtic New Year.

But if we define it as a celebration of the pre-Christianization or kind of the Mexican Day of the Dead or the Irish

Samhain, then yes, the Vikings did have that kind of celebration. The Vikings themselves had celebrations called the Blóts.

But if we define it as a celebration of the pre-Christianization or kind of the Mexican Day of the Dead or the Irish

then yes, the Vikings did have that kind of celebration. The Vikings themselves had the celebrations called the Blóts

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