oiche samhain

Halloween series #1


In Ireland the night of 31 October (Halloween) is called Oíche Shamhna (pronounced EE-hyeh HOW-nuh) meaning "Samhain night".
1 November, or the whole festival, may be called Lá Samhna (pronounced Law SOW-nuh) meaning "Samhain day".

N.B. In Irish S is pronounced as an “S”, but lenited SH is pronounced as an “H” (Shamhna ≠ Samhna)


To wish someone a happy Halloween, you can say:

Oíche Shamhna Shona Duit (EE-hyeh HOW-nuh HAWN-uh ditch)

If you’re talking to more than one person, you would say:

Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh (EE-hyeh HOW-nuh HAWN-uh DEE-iv)

Happy Halloween to everyone!! And a gentle (and salty) reminder that it’s an Irish festival not an American one lmao