Saturday, October 31, 2009
Samhain is festival held on October 31–November 1
in Gaelic cultures. A harvest festival with ancient
roots in Celtic paganism, it was linked to festivals
held around the same time in other Celtic cultures,
and continued to be celebrated in late medieval times.
Lynn went to a Halloween party recently and was given
some bulbs to plant before Samhain. As well as these
"magic" bulbs, she was also nice enough to plant
garlic for me for next season's Salsa Garden. I'm
sure that the bulbs will grow up to be big and strong
since they will have the magical powers of Samhain
associated with them.