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Hay River FireHaven

Samhain

Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win, /ˈsaʊɪn/ SOW-in, ) deeply rooted in Celtic traditions, it is a significant seasonal transition marking the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter's darkness. We will be building an edifice to burn and performing an appropriate seasonal ritual.

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Samhain
Samhain

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2023, 10:30 AM – Oct 29, 2023, 12:00 AM

Hay River FireHaven, Clear Lake, WI

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About the event

Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win/ˈsaʊɪn/ SOW-in, ) is celebrated every year on a weekend evening closest to October 31st. Deeply rooted in Celtic traditions, it is a significant seasonal transition marking the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter's darkness. At its heart, it embodies a profound connection to nature and the changing seasons. Read more about Samhain here...

The dates are set for Samhain this year. Please register by October 26th at the latest. There will also be a liability and photo release form for you to sign before your 1st workday.

WORKDAYS

We are asking at least one full workday for those that wish to attend. See Samhain Workdays events to register. **As we understand that giving your time and energy to help is a gift not everyone can manage this year. ** Alternate arrangements can be made with a $25 donation.

WORKDAYS

  • Saturday October 14th 10:30-6pm
  • Sunday October 15th 10:30-6pm
  • Saturday October 21st 10:30-6pm
  • ***Sunday October 22nd*** as an alternate in case of inclement weather 10:30-6pm
  • Saturday October 28th 10:30-6pm (We will still have plenty to complete on the 28th to help make sure the Feast starts at 6pm.

SAMHAIN DETAILS

There will be a suggested donation fee of $5 to attend per person.

$15 fee if you are camping overnight per person.

We will start the final preparations at 11:00am on Saturday the 28th .

A potluck meal will be shared at 6:00 before we preform the ritual and burn the Man.

Things to bring to Samhain:

  • Chairs for sitting around the fire.
  • Decorations for the Man that can be burned.
  • Food to share at the potluck.
  • Ritual clothing (plan to dress in layers as it is cold before the fire it lit!)
  • Beverages to share.
  • Cold weather camping gear if you are camping overnight.
  • Drums and other musical instruments to play during the event.
  • Candles or items to decorate the altars
  • Ancestral altar contributions
  • Dishes for eating with

Things to leave home:

  • Pets should stay at home, as there are elderly dogs on the property

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