Our Winter’s Eve

Halloween: an ancient tradition of layered Pagan, Celtic and Christian beliefs. All Hallows’, Hallows’ Eve, All souls’, All saints’ day. Day of the Dead; when the dead walk the earth. End of summer, beginning of winter and my favourite name, Winter’s Eve. The final harvest is in and the animals are sent for slaughter. A time for introspection and family. To remember our ancestors and specifically those lost to life in the past year. Light candles and bonfires to assist those who have passed this year into their next life. It is a¬†celebration of our cycle of life.