A traditional Irish turnip Jack-o'-lantern from the early 20th century, photographed at the Museum of Country Life, Ireland. By Rannpháirtí anaithnid at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The history of Samhain, the pagan holiday

Pronounced “SAH-win,” or /saʊɪn/ for those who study the International Phonetic Alphabet, Samhain is a Sabbath from Oct. 31–Nov. 1 to honor ancestors, celebrate the harvest of crops and mark…


When it comes to Halloween, many flock to Oregon yearly to visit the Spirit of Halloweentown—located in our very own St. Helens. Many people didn’t even know that the far-away…

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