Happy Samhain!

Given how you practice, this greeting will either be timely or belated. If the latter, I apologize but I refuse to share my holy day with a bunch of brats in costumes – or trick or treaters, for that matter. šŸ˜€

For some Samhain is the end of the old year and the beginning of a new. For others it’s merely the turning point from Summer to Winter. Samhain (commonly pronounced as “Sow-en” or “Sah-ven”) marks the last harvest of the year.

It is also a time to honor our ancestors as it is when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest, allowing those who have passed, but not moved onto new lives, the opportunity to stop by for a visit. Dumb Suppers – silent dinners where additional place settings are made available for the deceased – offer open invitations for such visits!