samhain









samhain


noun

  1. a festival of the ancient Celts, held around November 1 to celebrate the beginning of winter.

noun

  1. an ancient Celtic festival held on Nov 1 to mark the beginning of winter and the beginning of a new year. It is also celebrated by modern pagans

n.1888, from Irish samhain (Gaelic samhuinn), from Old Irish samain, literally “summer’s end,” from Old Irish sam “summer” (see summer (n.1)) + fuin “end.” Nov. 1, the Celtic festival of the start of winter and of the new year.

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