Samhain News, Photos, Videos and Tweets

Trick-or-treat is cancelled but Ireland still billed as the ‘home of Halloween’

Dr Tony Holohan tells children they can’t be moving from house to house this year

samhain - The Irish Times
12:00pm PDT - October 30th, 2020

Halloween 2020 activities: Camp at home, visit a fairy trail or view festivals online

Alternative spooky plans as CMO tells children they can’t be moving from house to house

samhain - The Irish Times
12:00pm PDT - October 30th, 2020

How Ireland gave birth to Halloween

Forget the kitsch, modern-day holiday - Halloween’s roots are found deep in Irish folklore, writes Ronan O’Connell

samhain - Independent
9:11am PDT - October 30th, 2020

What Is Samhainophobia? The Extreme Fear of Halloween That Makes Some People Physically Sick

The intense anxiety around Halloween's festivities can stop some sufferers from going about their normal lives.

samhain - Newsweek
3:09am PDT - October 30th, 2020

Scottish Govt Tells Children to Stay Home on Halloween

Scotland's left-separatist devolved government has said children should not be allowed to go door-to-door this Halloween, in case they somehow spread the Chinese coronavirus to their neighbours.

samhain - Breitbart News
10:08am PDT - October 28th, 2020

No trick or treating: Halloween is cancelled for England's high risk areas - Reuters

Trick or treating during Halloween is banned in the areas of England in the highest level of COVID-19 lockdown, a junior minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government said on Tuesday.

samhain - Reuters
1:25am PDT - October 27th, 2020

Witches Are Trying to Figure Out Whose Spell Gave Trump COVID-19

Witches have been casting spells on the president since he was inaugurated. His COVID-19 diagnosis fell on a suspiciously auspicious date.

samhain - Vice News
11:25am PDT - October 9th, 2020

What Is Reformation Day? October 31 Also Marks The Symbolic Beginning of The Protestant Church

Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a German church door on October 31, 1517, beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The occasion is now celebrated around the world.

samhain - Newsweek
3:06pm PDT - October 31st, 2019

Spooky Halloween traditions still practised in Prairies have deep roots in harvest history

While Halloween has taken on a festive feel, experts say the rituals, scary stories and eerie traditions that are now part of the holiday have their origins in dealing with the dangers, uncertainty and fear that often came with the harvest season in farming c…

samhain - CBC News
5:00am PDT - October 31st, 2019

How Derry became the best Halloween destination in the world

Transylvania? Salem? Pah, says Ben Kelly – their Halloween celebrations have nothing on Northern Ireland's second city

samhain - Independent
4:52am PDT - October 30th, 2019

From pagan spirits to Wonder Woman: A brief history of the Halloween costume

Halloween costumes from the first half of the 20th century were terrifying. Here's how Halloween became more family-friendly.

samhain - CNN
2:18pm PDT - October 29th, 2019

The dark history behind Halloween is even more chilling than you realized

Halloween draws from both Celtic and Christian traditions. While it's always had a morbid, spooky vibe, the festivities have changed quite a lot over the centuries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Halloween is the spookiest night of the ye…

samhain - Business Insider
12:06pm PDT - October 28th, 2019

National Trick or Treat Day is different, yet the same as Halloween. Here's what parents need to know

The group trying to change the date of Halloween, instead created a new holiday: National Trick or Treat Day. Here's everything parents should know.

samhain - USA Today
10:13am PDT - October 23rd, 2019

Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2020

Lonely Planet has selected its top 10 cities to visit in 2020. The No.1 destination is a European city with an impressive musical past.

samhain - CNN
2:01pm PDT - October 21st, 2019

Halloween Is for Heavy Metal Lovers

Whether you're gore-obsessed or looking to haunt a London dungeon, Halloween belongs to the heshers (also, check out new tunes from Without, Northumbria, Integrity, Druj, and more!).

samhain - Vice News
11:00am PDT - November 1st, 2018

Irish pagans celebrate Halloween precursor Samhain with fire procession

Irish pagans gathered at an ancient sacred site on Wednesday night to mark the festival of Samhain - a precursor of Halloween - with bonfires and a procession to honor the dead.

samhain - Reuters
1:03pm PDT - October 31st, 2018

Irish pagans celebrate Halloween precursor Samhain with...

ATHBOY, Ireland, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Irish pagans gathered at an ancient sacred site on Wednesday night to mark the festival of Samhain - a precursor of...

samhain - Daily Mail
1:03pm PDT - October 31st, 2018

Halloween is supposed to be spooky, but it's just confusing | Felicity Ward

From the timings to the costumes, the festival’s protocol puzzles me. We need a nationwide consensus Every year I’m puzzled by the protocol of Halloween. For a two-week period near the end of October, I find myself asking “Is it now?”. I mean, yes, the calend…

samhain - The Guardian (AU)
1:00am PDT - October 31st, 2018

Daily Horoscope: October 31, 2018

Blessed Samhain!

samhain - Vice News
3:00pm PDT - October 30th, 2018

What Is Samhain? What to Know About the Ancient Pagan Festival That Came Before Halloween

Few probably associate the lighthearted traditions of Halloween with their origins in Samhain, an ancient Celtic pagan festival.

samhain - Time
7:30am PDT - October 30th, 2018

The Real Legend of Mongfind, the Witch-Queen Who Inspired Halloween

A direct descendent of Samhain is the spooky reason for the season.

samhain - Vice News
7:16am PDT - October 30th, 2018

The Multicultural Past of Our Commercial Halloween

Ancient pagans, medieval Christians and Irish immigrants helped to create the holiday we know today.

samhain - The Wall Street Journal
10:41am PDT - October 27th, 2018

Halloween-time traditions around the world

Celebrations around the same time as Halloween involve flying colorful kites over cemeteries in some countries and burning food and incense in others. Here's a look at the history of Halloween and similar festivities families observe.

samhain - CNN
6:22am PDT - October 27th, 2018

This Petition Hopes to Move Halloween to the Last Saturday in October

The Halloween Industry Association argues a day-long weekend celebration would be safer for kids. More than 9,000 have signed the petition.

samhain - Fortune
11:42am PDT - October 26th, 2018

‘Halloween draws children to Satan & suicide,’ must be banned in Russian schools – pro-Christian MP

Controversial pro-Christian MP, Vitaly Milonov, has urges Education Minister, Olga Vasilyeva, to forbid celebrations of “pagan Satan-worshiping holiday” Halloween in Russian schools and severely punish those, who violate the ban. Read Full Article at RT.com

samhain - RT
7:47am PDT - October 26th, 2018

Lmao once Halloween season gets closer watch me post an essay of the origin of it and how it derived from the Irish celtic festival of samhain, its just smtn I like to remind people of cause its so bloody cool

ayo⚡ (@keobi00)
2:52am PDT - August 21st, 2019

So much this. We’ve SEEN THIS BEFORE. Why do we act like it’s new and surprising every time? WE LOST SAMHAIN, which was at least classy about it. Trust no one. https://t.co/SzWtE4aGQu

Cyndy Aleo (@fourlittlebees)
2:44am PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @InnerTraditions: Our August titles take a fresh look at relationships/sex, supersensory powers, face reading, Samhain, Odin, and Slavic…

Ronald Clarke (@RonaldClarke)
2:37am PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @InnerTraditions: Our August titles take a fresh look at relationships/sex, supersensory powers, face reading, Samhain, Odin, and Slavic…

Occult Book Review (@OccultReview)
1:22am PDT - August 21st, 2019

I won the Quick Strike achievement in Star Wars Battlefront II for 64 TrueAchievement pts https://t.co/SnvZcLt4w1

Lobo Samhain (@LoboSamhain)
1:11am PDT - August 21st, 2019

Did you know I share the latest from my spooky pals every week on a special page? Check out their creative genius! https://t.co/6XMTuD2g8l

Chelsea Celaya (@toastalongwithc)
12:37am PDT - August 21st, 2019

I won the Choose Your Path achievement in Star Wars Battlefront II for 59 TrueAchievement pts https://t.co/SnvZcLt4w1

Lobo Samhain (@LoboSamhain)
12:06am PDT - August 21st, 2019

i WISH i could say i’m surprised by how expensive the wig collection is but... 160 for a bun?!

samhain (@samhain_kat)
12:05am PDT - August 21st, 2019

Samhain - To Walk The Night

KPJK (@KPJKRadio)
11:51pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

Eternal Samhain - Storyteller Of The Sunset And The Dawn (2016) https://t.co/ZxgiJ3NpBd

Symphonic Black Bot (@SymphoBlackBot)
11:38pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

Tours April 2020 | Samhain tix on sale now | Auld D Thurs + Brendan's NP Fri + Griffin's Sat- More information and other upcoming dates at https://t.co/KalkfmyvnA

Twilight Lords (@twilightlords)
10:59pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

SAMHAIN PUMPKIN HEAD HOLLOWAY. NOT IN THE LIVING ROOM! https://t.co/OZcJiEaOXF

(@CORDISVIRAGO)
9:40pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

I won the I'm a Billionaire! achievement in LEGO The Incredibles for 73 TrueAchievement pts https://t.co/SnvZcLt4w1

Lobo Samhain (@LoboSamhain)
8:34pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

Fergal had spent countless Samhain nights huddled with his father and sister, his wife and son, with Gelert. All awake, listening to their own rapid breathing and imagining the spirits of the Silent Lands groping around their homes. #authorconfession #1linewed

Patricia Correll (@Author_PCorrell)
7:22pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

It is almost fall and all I can think about is samhain. LOTS OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE NEXT MONTHS. What's gonna be going on on your end? . For me, I took part in singing in the choir for a song on… https://t.co/nNDevUHh9E

ArwenStarsong (@ArwenStarsong)
7:06pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @ragenpager: How is the government trying to change the date of Halloween to be the last Saturday of the month? HALLOWEEN IS SAMHAIN WHI…

DS (@breannaruthben1)
7:00pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @Alysahcoronado: I’ve had two needles shoved through my nipples, you can’t hurt my feelings

(@_samhain__)
7:00pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

How is the government trying to change the date of Halloween to be the last Saturday of the month? HALLOWEEN IS SAMHAIN WHICH IS A RELIGIOUS HOLDAY & YOU CAN'T JUST CHANGE IT! fuq it we moving Christmas to July

paige rowan ⋒ (@ragenpager)
6:56pm PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @InnerTraditions: Our August titles take a fresh look at relationships/sex, supersensory powers, face reading, Samhain, Odin, and Slavic…

Daniel Duke (@Dan_Duke_author)
9:36am PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @IfeanyiCOshun: #SaveTheDate: Saturday, November 2nd, we'll be celebrating 13 years of #GoddessCAT & #Samhain/#Halloween/ #DiadeLosMuert

Ifeanyi C. Oshun (@IfeanyiCOshun)
9:30am PDT - August 20th, 2019

There's Samhain and Beltane Pagans just like there are Christmas and Easter Christians. But if you want to move beyond that and be an every day Pagan, Polytheist, or Heathen, here are some tips. https://t.co/RksS4mqCFa

(@MatAuryn)
9:16am PDT - August 20th, 2019

The fact that Samhain is pronounced Sowin is upsetting

Raquan (@KinkleWhore)
8:38am PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @toriavaa: My boss was gone one day so I put his dog’s bed in my office so he wasn’t lonely and now every morning this happens https://t…

Ora Gaines (@DWP_SamHain)
8:00am PDT - August 20th, 2019
RT @humorandanimals: hope that this makes your day a bit better
(Jaimee Monk FB) https://t.co/BQq5vUO9uH

RT @humorandanimals: hope that this makes your day a bit better (Jaimee Monk FB) https://t.co/BQq5vUO9uH

Ora Gaines (@DWP_SamHain)
8:00am PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @PaganGreen1: https://t.co/GEOiAIZ2gl At Samhain the cauldron is overturned as the womb becomes the tomb, and the Sacred King enters the…

Pagan Green (@PaganGreen1)
7:59am PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @IfeanyiCOshun: #SaveTheDate: Saturday, November 2nd, we'll be celebrating 13 years of #GoddessCAT & #Samhain/#Halloween/ #DiadeLosMuert

S P Oldham (@dogskidssmiles)
7:36am PDT - August 20th, 2019
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Inner Traditions (@InnerTraditions)
7:01am PDT - August 20th, 2019

Well... May be it is early, but better early, then never. Samhain dragon. Like it #anntivadragons https://t.co/yNDa4TUiUQ

Ann Tiva (@egarimea)
6:08am PDT - August 20th, 2019

#TheMerryWriter I touch on the pagan celebrations of Mabon, Samhain, and Yule as they hold significants for different characters, but the important plot event is the Pyromancer Match Dance. Think Mad Max meets a Native American festival. @AriMeghlen @RPoli3 https://t.co/nObTLKdBvB

J_Glass (@Jay_E_Glass)
4:39am PDT - August 20th, 2019

Hi! Use https://t.co/JKgXqf6cUw when ordering from Rogue + Wolf! Witch dolls get your orders in now before Samhain and save some pennies

MysticMoon (@sirenmoonbee)
2:48am PDT - August 20th, 2019

We have a great episode of the #metalmatterspodcast in store for you this week. reallondonmay of Samhain (among others) joins us to talk about the early days of punk playing in a band that helped define an entire… https://t.co/gkFlarTZ4B

TOMBS (@TOMBS666)
2:47am PDT - August 20th, 2019

RT @EsotericExposal: The Druids celebrated two special nights a year: Beltane on May 1st, which is the birth of summer, and Samhain on Nove…

(@TCandy79)
12:23am PDT - August 20th, 2019

I won 2 achievements in LEGO The Incredibles for 33 TrueAchievement pts https://t.co/SnvZcLt4w1

Lobo Samhain (@LoboSamhain)
12:10am PDT - August 20th, 2019
RT @mypaws: Look at that beautiful tail! https://t.co/xsiD23IGuH

RT @mypaws: Look at that beautiful tail! https://t.co/xsiD23IGuH

[D-99]달구름 (@samhain_knight2)
7:04pm PDT - August 12th, 2019
RT @GrimsToyShow: Plz Retweet! GRIMS #WWESummerSlam2019 REACTIONS video is UP! https://t.co/JWK5jFT2r4 https://t.co/RYwPtRWF1o

RT @GrimsToyShow: Plz Retweet! GRIMS #WWESummerSlam2019 REACTIONS video is UP! https://t.co/JWK5jFT2r4 https://t.co/RYwPtRWF1o

Ora Gaines (@DWP_SamHain)
6:47pm PDT - August 12th, 2019

RT @dinixluna: PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE #IStandWithWhitney HASHTAG ITS NOT ABOUT WHITNEY HOUSTON https://t.co/OWeK6XImb2

Jasmine (@samhain)
6:26pm PDT - August 12th, 2019

RT @AphroditeHaven: I thought #IStandWithWhitney was about Whitney Houston. I didn't expect to see Bert Kreischer's balls after a waterslid…

Jasmine (@samhain)
6:25pm PDT - August 12th, 2019

RT @jzycaramel: WARNING: DO NOT CLICK ON THE #IStandWithWhitney HASHTAG. I so wish someone had warned me. https://t.co/1iYjHQZGJc

Jasmine (@samhain)
6:25pm PDT - August 12th, 2019

RT @sandboxtactics: Freemason Boris (God Like) Johnson (Phallus) will complete the “Mission” on Samhain, the Druid New Year, 2019. https:/…

comfy sofa (@gogetemboy1969)
6:15pm PDT - August 12th, 2019

RT @TheMattFowler: In my day you had to wait until the spectral mare rose from Samhain’s midnight mist. https://t.co/HOvCSUlQXh

James (@TheMedge)
5:27pm PDT - August 12th, 2019