Samhain is a Celtic festival celebrated from October 31st to November 1st. It holds special significance in the Pagan Wheel of the Year because it marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
Samhain Rituals -Set up a Samhain Altar
Begin by selecting a quiet area for your Samhain altar. Cover the surface with a dark-colored cloth to symbolize the veil between worlds. Now, place a central focus item, like a statue of a deity (if you work with one) or an ancestral representation, at the center of the altar.
Host a Dumb Supper - To host a dumb supper, begin by preparing a table with places set for both the living participants and the spirits of the deceased. Cover the table with a white or black cloth and set a place for each ancestor you wish to invite, placing photographs or symbols representing them at their designated spots.
Samhain Bonfire - If you want to host your own Samhain bonfire ritual, choose a safe outdoor location, and gather firewood. Begin the ritual by casting a circle or creating a sacred, protected space.
Make Samhain Soul Cakes - Soul cakes are a traditional treat associated with the Christian holiday of All Souls' Day (November 2nd) and with the Samhain season. These small, round cakes were traditionally baked and given to children and the poor as a form of charity and remembrance of the deceased