Samhain (Hallowe’en #7) – A poem by Goff James

All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween, has its roots in pagan tradition

Samhain means “Summer’s end”, and is known by many different names: November Eve, All Hallows Eve, Hallowmas, Feast of Apples, Night of Spirits, Halloween and the Feast of the Dead.

In the Gaelic languages of Ireland, Samhain is also known as ‘Oíche Shamhna’, in Scotland ‘Oidhche Shamhna’.

Here in Wales it is known as “Nos Calan Gaeaf”.

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