can you share with me some of the things you do on Samhain to honor the dead? I feel this would be a wonderful way to teach my children about the true origins of this day....and a way for me to honor my grandmother. thank you!Answer Question
Answer by shay1130 at 7:55 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
Shay... of course Halloween is a pagan holiday!! Where do you think it originated?! The holiday is originally Celtic in origin, I believe. OP - I am not Pagan but dabbled in Wicca in high school. I googled Samhain ceremonies and this is what I found... hope it helps! Otherwise you could check in with the Pagan groups on CM.
Answer by MommaofH2 at 9:12 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
I'd do a dumb supper or a ancestor's altar but I prefer doing the altar. I just set up photos of loved ones, decorate with meaningful things to them and me, light candles, set out food and offerings, incense and talk with them. A dumb supper is when you do a formal supper and leave a chair and plate for the loved ones to join you and eat. I also visit their grave site to clean it, and place flowers too.
Answer by isabellalecour at 10:47 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
Here you go shay, maybe the link will help you see the historical origins of Halloween
OP, I set out pictures on my alter and invite my loved ones to come and join the feast.
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