Centuries ago, the Celtic people called this day The Festival of Samhain, which celebrated the end of the 'lighter half' of the year and the beginning of the 'darker half'. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the 'other' world became thin on this day, allowing both harmless and harmful spirits to pass through. Ancestors were honored and invited home while evil spirits were warded away by wearing costumes and masks. People would disguise themselves as harmful spirits to avoid harm.
Samhain was also, and naturally, the time to take stock of food supplies.
Today as we celebrate and enjoy this longtime festival, remember the old tradition of honoring our ancestors and taking stock of what we have.
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Please also enjoy this 3-Step instructional video for making Roasted Pumpkin Seeds! Pumpkin seeds are loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals and are delicious sprinkled over salads, sauteed with veggies, or as a snack on their own.