"The magic of Samhain is that of endless possibility. Since we return to the beginning we can begin anew in any way we wish"
Halloween's origins have been traced back to the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. It was a day to mark the changing seasons. People prepared for the long winter and looked forward to the coming rebirth of nature.
The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1st, this day marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the beginning of winter. Samhain meaning summers end.
The Celts believed on the night before the new year, October 31st, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead was at its thinnest. The day marked the dividing line between the light and the dark part of the year.
On Samhain, people lit bonfires in honour of the dead and to ward off otherworldly spirits. They dressed up in costumes of animal heads and skins, hoping to fool spirits who may want to harm them.
To celebrate Halloween at The Crate and for autumnal interior decorating we will be including miniature gourds and pumpkins in all of our dried gift sets and autumn harvest bundle for the rest of October*
Or when purchasing two or more items from our dried flower shop.
*while stocks last.