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Archive for November 2, 2011

Samain, The Celtic new year.

The 1st of November, marks the start of the Celtic new year or Samain/Samhain.

The Celtic New year,

It was believed that this time of year marked a very spiritual time, the underworld became visible and the sides of the mounds were opened. A ritual was held on this night that marked rebirth of the gods and goddess, Ireland’s fires held a sacred flame and the years cycle was started a fresh.

The Celtic new year

Samain, The Celtic new year.

Kilkenny Photographer : Nigel Borrington