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October 2nd, 2008, 10:34 AM
Samhain is coming up soon so I thought it might be good to gather some ideas about this holiday to share with everybody.

What are you doing on this holiday? What rituals are you doing? What chants, songs, foods, etc. are you using? How important is this holiday for you?

October 2nd, 2008, 12:59 PM
While I'm going to be attending three different Samhain rites, what I personally do during this time is bring together my immediate family and sometimes a close friend or two and host a dumb supper. This is where you set places at the table for recently departed loved ones and honor them by sharing ancedotes of your good times together, etc.
After dinner we do meditation to contact the ones on the other side to see if they have any messages for us.
It means a lot to those of us who attend and even though it is a more solemn occasion, there are some laughs to go with the tears.