Samhain: Celebration & Mourning
Every year I observe Samhain.
For me, it is the time of year to honor and remember those who have gone from this world before me. It’s a celebration and a sad occasion simultaneously. I mourn them for being away from my life, while remembering the amazing memories they left.
For me, Samhain is a time to reconnect. I like to believe there is a thin veil between the living and the dead during the final days or on the last day of October.
I very much enjoy the local “haunted houses”, the holiday parties, the spooky decorations in the yards throughout the neighborhoods, the scary movies, and the entire essence of Halloween. I’m all in and I’m a big fan of all of it. It’s my favorite time of the year. ️
But, for quite a few years now, October 31st, is more than only modern Halloween traditions – it’s Samhain – and that’s important to me. It’s a time to celebrate – it’s a time to mourn – it’s a time to actively talk to those who have departed this world (it doesn’t matter if I think they can hear me or not) – it’s a time to remember them in any way that is meaningful to you (and to me). It’s a time not to worry about what the world thinks about your grief. It’s a time to grieve and remember as you need to. To celebrate as you need to. It’s the time to let your emotions and your love spill into the universe – let them spill wildly and forcefully in all directions. This is the evening for it. It’s an evening for you – and an evening for your loved ones – an evening to remember.
Blessed Samhain, my friends.