All Souls Night

All Souls Night by Loreena McKennitt

Samhain (SOW-wen) Night, as celebrated in Ireland before the Christian conquest, was a combination of New Year’s Eve, a harvest festival for the end of the summer, and Mexico’s Day of the Dead, a sacred night when the boundary between worlds (of the living and of the dead) was blurred and the spirits of the dead can return to visit the living. Hence the bonfires, feasting, and merrymaking.

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