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the evening before All Saints' Day

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During medieval times in Ireland and |Scotland the Samhain festival was held at sunset on October 31 and lasted through daylight on November 1st.
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Traditionally, it was known as the pagan festival of Samhain (pronounced 'sow-in') which marked the end of the season of the sun (summer) and the beginning of the season of darkness and cold (winter).
It was similar to the Samhain celebration, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up as spirits and angels.
Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy, according to the History.
Halloween's origins are not set in stone, but it is generally accepted to have evolved from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain.
Samhain Abhainn Ballina promises to entertain and frighten everyone who visits Ballina, Co Mayo.
But the ancient Druids began their year when the Pleiades rose at nightfall and climbed highest in the middle of the night--celebrated with a festival called Samhain, which later gave rise to Halloween.
Some scholars think All Hallows' Eve absorbed elements from the ancient Celtic new year, Samhain ("summer's end"), when the veil between the material and immaterial worlds thinned and spirits walked abroad--notions that later evolved into the folk festival of Hallowe'en.
But the pagan roots of Halloween are well documented, being rooted in the Celtic festival of Samhain, which came at summer's end.
In a statement issued in Tunis, the Tunisian foreign ministry said Al-Jarani met with the President of Libyan National General Congress Noori Abu Samhain, Prime Minster Ali Zaidan, Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdulaziz and Libyan Defense Minister and discussed with each of them ways of activating the mechanism of cooperation.
Next November at the Samhain ritual honoring the dead on the Dark Moon in Scorpio, I will call my daughter's name, and invite her to join this circle of life one more time.
Samhain 2012 - Out of the Darkness - Altoona, Florida - More than 500 pagans gather in Florida for the state's largest pagan festival.