So I’m being difficult. If you don’t know what it means, nor how to say it, look it up.
Not difficult, Samhain.
It’s interesting to see that celebrations of, or marking a day at or near the exact same time of the year, occurs throughout the world. All the commemorative days that deal with death or the end of a harvest are done somewhere between Oct 31 and Nov 2. I can understand the beliefs tied to the end of the harvest and the darkness, but how did that get tied in with dead people? I would suppose that since we really are nothing but yet another fruit on mother earth’s vines, that when our bodies wither and die, and our souls are harvested to go wherever they go, that humans could be compared to a crop.