Join us for an all-ages gathering and ritual to mark Samhain (pronounced Sow-in), a time on the Celtic Wheel of the Year when the veil between the worlds is most thin.
Samhain is the gateway to the darkest months of winter. It marks the end of the third and final harvest, and is a day to commune with and honor and remember the dead. It is a celebration of the eternal cycle of rebirth.
The origins of “All Hallows Eve” or Halloween is found in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead are blurred. On the evening of October 31st, the people wore costumes to hide themselves from the roaming spirits, carved faces into turnips and root vegetables, and gave out treats to appease the ancestors. We will gather at this time to honor the spirits who have have passed through before us and to ground ourselves in this season of transition into winter.
Costumes are welcome. Attendees will be invited to contribute to our Ancestors altar but nothing is required.
All are welcome. Payment for special events free for Patrons of Wild Church.