Halloween: Fierce Ladies of the Emerald Isle

Halloween came from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

The festival which was created by the Celts, (who arrived in Ireland around 500 BC) celebrated the end of the harvest and ushered in the darker half of the year.

During Samhain, the Celts believed that the barrier with the “Otherworld” was breachable and a lot of Halloween traditions stem from this belief:


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