Halloween derived from ancient Celtic cross-quarter day
Photo via Kurt Magoon on Flickr
Yes, Halloween is an astronomical holiday.
Halloween – short for All Hallows’ Eve – is an astronomical holiday. Sure, it’s the modern-day descendant from Samhain, a sacred festival of the ancient Celts and Druids in the British Isles. But it’s also a cross-quarter day, which is probably why…
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