To try and make the 'season' memorable, we try and find seasonal things to do, see and participate in. This year we went to a Pumpkin festival and although it rained, it was a lovely afternoon, crammed with mahoosive pumpkins, scarecrows and candle making.
|A festive plate needs cake!|
The most important thing that Paul and I like to remember at Samhain is our connection to our ancestors - to remember where our families came from, and who made us and what we are today. I think a lot of the 'spooky' ideas around Halloween stem from the ancient belief that our ancestors are closest to us, the 'veil' between the living and dead if you like, is thinnest on the 31st October. We don't see it as spooky though, we have taken to celebrating Samhain a bit like the Mexican festival known as the Day of the Dead, where we spend the day doing exciting, brightly coloured activities, celebrate our family, our ancestors and eat festive food (I shall of course blog about this when we do it!).
|I struggle to get a good pic of this, but I made this wall hanging a couple of years ago|
|Fire place ready for re-decorating Samhain style!|