You call it Halloween, they call it Samhain.

Dave over at had a good entry today about the pagan holiday Samhain, better known as Halloween to Mainstream America



As Halloween gets closer, I have been studying up on the origins of this wonderful holiday. Here are a few links for some great sites that explain the origins, fables and details of this Celtic holiday.

Samhain Info

This is a really great one. This person wrote an excellent essay debunking many of the myths about this holiday and breaking down the real history of Halloween or Samhain.

I particularly like the second link listed above as it’s a site I’ve been by a few times on my own in the past. Check ‘em out if you want to learn a little more about the true nature of this spooky holiday.

1 thought on “You call it Halloween, they call it Samhain.

  1. Thanks for the mention.  I have been recently reading Ray Bradbury’s “Halloween Tree” where he makes reference to Samhain, and I wanted to find out more about the holiday.  Still trying to figure out the whole trackback thing.  Hope I am getting it right.

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