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Why Do We Celebrate All Saints' Day?

Everybody knows Halloween. Some of us remember some elderly grade school teacher who insisted that it be spelled Hallowe'en - since it's a contraction of All Hallows' Eve. So, what is "All Hallows?"

Related Topics: Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, All Saints Day, Samhain


Holidays & Sabbats

Beliefnet features coverage of Pagan and Earth-based holidays and sabbats including the rituals of Beltaine, May Day, Midsummer, Summer Solstice, Litha, Lughnassad, Lammas, Mabon, Autumn Equinox, Samhain, Celtic New Year, Yule, Winter Solstice, Imbolc, Imbolg, Candlemas, Bridgid, Ostara, Ester, Spring Equinox, and offers ways for Pagans to talk to each other or ask questions about the holidays and sabbats or being Pagan on our Community.

Related Topics: Pagan, Pagan Ritual, Autumn Equinox, Beltane, Imbolc, Lammas, Holidays, Features Coverage, Litha, May Day, Samhain, Mabon, Sabbats, Ostara, Bridgid


Rituals for Samhain

An eclectic selection of activities for the holiday, from a variety of pagan traditions.

Related Topics: Faiths, Earth Based Religions, Samhain, Tradition, Pagan Holiday Traditions, Holiday, Pagan, Practice Divination, Getting Mummers Cakes, Mind, Pomegranate Seeds, Plate


Samhain: This Year More Than Ever

The highest of pagan holy days has something to offer to people of all faiths--especially this year.

Related Topics: Faiths, Earth Based Religions, Nation, Samhain, Religious Boundaries, Grief, Religious Traditions, Religious, Rescue Workers, Tragic Moments, Halloween, Summers End


Samhain: Sunset of the Year

A Wiccan Priestess shares familial traditions for this most sacred celebration.

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Season of Remembrance, Renewal, and Regret

Thoughts on Samhain 2000: Wiccans and other pagans usher in a new year.

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