Article in the World Chronicles, October 5017 ~
This Samhain festival of October 5017 will bring back many original traditions from the ancient celebration. The growth we see every year in the number of people who honor this festival worldwide is phenomenal. Since humanity returned to the old ways over two-hundred years ago, peace has reigned throughout the world.
The Samhain festival marks the end of the summer months and the beginning of winter. With the harvest season ending there is an abundance of foods in every household worldwide. With home canning and preservation, no one will go hungry in the dark half of the year. The Share and Trade Food Warehouses are now open in every city.
Once again we will see bonfires on hilltops in every major city. Young boys are already going to every household with their horse-drawn wagons to collect any donations of burning material for the bonfires. Singing, dancing and traditional rituals will be a joy for all. Sowans (little cakes with charms in them for good luck and fortune) will be passed out to the crowds.
When the Samhain festival is over, people will be taking home a torch from the bonfire to light the fire in their home hearth. This is an ancient custom to spiritually bring together and bond all people in the community as one in love and peace.
For those unable to attend the bonfire celebrations, there will be a Snap-Apple Night at community halls where divination rituals and games will be played. We hope you all enjoy the Samhain festivals and gatherings.
Don’t forget that next month is World Poetry Month. This year all poetry related events will be hosted by descendants of The Creative Exiles Poetry Foundation. The Creative Exiles was established in March of 2016 and gave us some of our most famous and beloved poets of all time. Keep your WICs tuned in so as not to miss this wonderful tribute to poets of the distant past. Reproductions of their first book is now available at Amazon.
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