History of Halloween

  • The origins of Halloween, as we know it today, date back over 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in) which loosely translates into summer’s end, a period associated with cold, darkness and human / natural death.  View Post
  • Then came the Romans

    The Roman’s ruled Celtic land for nearly 400 years and during this period two of their own festivities became intertwined in the makeup of Samhain; Feralia and a second day to honour the goddess Pomona. View Post
  • Feralia

    Feralia was a nine day Roman festival that celebrated the spirits of the dead. During this period the Roman’s would visit the tombs of dead ancestors where they would make offerings of wreathes, grain, salt, wine and flowers to the deceased. View Post