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    What're you doing for Samhain?

    What's everyone planning to do for Samhain, if anything?

    I'm planning to do a little ceremony to commune with my father, who I lost a few years ago now. I'll be lighting a candle for him and meditating a little, starting at sundown, or once the trick-or-treaters have given up for the night, whichever comes last :3

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    Very little, tomorrow is liable to be more than a touch busy with other things I need to get done.
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    Re: What're you doing for Samhain?

    Good food (planning a pig roast with parsnips, potatoes, carrots, and spiced mead). Haven't decided on a dessert yet, but I will! Then a horror movie marathon + eating all the candy + passing out candy to kids.

    Later at night I do my spiritual work.

    First time in 5 years I've gotten this day off, and I actually have Nov 1 off too (which is also a spiritual day I recognize for ancestor work).

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    Re: What're you doing for Samhain?

    Haven't decided on food yet, not feeling too great so probably just some soup! But I will be doing a ritual to cleanse the year gone by and welcome the new with open mind and heart. And I'll be thinking about my dear departed ones, of wing, paw, foot, hoof, and scale.

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    Re: What're you doing for Samhain?

    Since tomorrow is Samhain, I'm pretty much gonna do what my family has always done- Carve a pumpkin, take the seeds out of that pumpkin, roast the seeds and eat them. Also, another thing is that my Mom is gonna make some gooey butter bars with chocolate chips and coconut in it... Omg it's gonna be so good! Terrible for you, but awesomeness!

    Also, since Samhain is so soon, I'm also gonna make sure to honor my great grandmother on this day/night. (She passed on when I was little. Sometimes, I even still feel her presence in here. She sometimes comes to check on me, and she also comes during holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas too.)

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    Re: What're you doing for Samhain?

    Doing my friend's make-up, making fudge at work, going to a concert with my sister and hoping people have the good sense to leave me the hell alone for the evening.

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    I'm gunna be going down to the beach after work and lighting a candle for my mother who passed away some years ago and say a few prayers. I'm just hoping that it wont be too windy for me to light the candle. Then probably pig out on left over candy lol
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    In Australia it is Beltane. I celebrate tradition Baltic Beltane with my family however the general public are running about doing Halloween things so I also do the 'commercial' Halloween fun. Best of both worlds. My friend from the USA is coming over to teach me how to make American Pumpkin Pie
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    I'm getting in the car and driving for about 12 hours to south Carolina.... with a fever, I don't think I am going to enjoy my favorite day of the year this year...
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    Re: What're you doing for Samhain?

    So far I've been for a walk (gorgeous weather until it started getting dark - then a thunderstorm, which seemed fitting!), carved a pumpkin for my son and made a special meal. Later I'll be taking part in a group candle-lighting/memorial ritual.

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