Samhain / Halloween Facts

It started in Ireland with the Celts. They believed this was when the veil between the spirit world and our world was at its thinnest. People would dress up as ghouls and monsters to disguise themselves. They’d carve turnips. (pumpkins weren’t really a thing in Ireland) The Irish held onto these traditions, so when we began emigrating to the USA, it spread.

The Irish for Halloween is Oíche Shamhna.

Samhain means November in modern Irish, as the festival also marked the beginning of winter. (gheimhridh)

🖤 Oíche Shamhna shona duit. 🖤