Unlike our modern-day Halloween, theirs was not a children's holiday. The Celts and their priests,
the Druids, from Great Britain and Ireland. They celebrated "SAMHAIN". It was a festival that marked the eve of the Celtic
New Year, which began on November 1. The fall harvest was complete and winter was looming ahead. The Celts believed the sun
was fading away, at this time of the year. For the next several months, darkness prevailed. The Celts believed that during
"Samhain" the veil separating life from death was at its thinnest. On the evening of October 31, the evil spirits and souls
of the dead passed through the barrier and visited the world of the living. The Celts believed these spirits could cause all
kind of havoc. They also believed that they could talk with the dead, departed loved ones and such. They also believed that
they could devine the future. The powers of darkness were conjured up on "Samhain". The Devil himself, would be called upon
to foretell of future events.
Happy Halloween !