Tag Archives: Halloween Traditions

Poetry: All Souls Day

All Souls Day A vigil of All Souls Day Treats lay in heaps Waiting for guests to take A soul cake granted In exchange For promise of sweet prayers to heaven For the masses of beloved dead Please Share mercy … Continue reading

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Halloween: Apple Divination

Apples “In old England, apples and nuts were seen as powerful prognosticators. Celtic folk used them in their Halloween divination games for centuries, and there were some Scottish, Irish and British men and women–people from the northern parts of England–still … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Irish Barmbrack Recipe

In Ireland there is a traditional Barmbrack – a yeasted bread with sultanas and raisins. The Halloween Brack traditionally contains several objects baked inside, which foretell the future to the one who finds them inside his peace of Barmbrack. For … Continue reading

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Halloween: Traditional Halloween Divinations

For hundreds of years, the Celts performed divination games to receive guidance on Samhain, the Celtic Halloween. It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, enabling us to see glimpses of the future and obtain loving … Continue reading

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Halloween: Traditions of Samhain

Samhain is a time to remember those who have passed on, celebrate the Summers end and prepare for Winter months ahead. The Sun God and earth fall into slumber, as the nights lengthen and winter begins. Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Soul Cakes

A soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day to commemorate the dead in the Christian tradition. The cakes, often simply referred to as souls, are … Continue reading

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Halloween Reads: Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear

Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear by Diane C. Arkins Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear is a colorful and exciting … Continue reading

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