The nights get longer the days get shorter the wind gets chillier, the leaves start to fall and winter is looming. This is the time of year where the earth goes into hibernation.
They use this time of the year to communicate with their deceased loved ones. To know if their crops were going to grow next season if they were going to be safe for the winter, and to reconnect with old loved ones that have been gone.In return giving them offerings and gifts of their favorite food and drinks.
Over the centuries this time of year has become Halloween October 31, where we dress up as monsters and sexy cheerleaders as we go house to house asking for candy. But for centuries this holiday was called Samhain and some of us till this day still celebrate this holiday to honor the Dead and to communicate with them.
In this blog post, I'm going to help you out creating your ancestor Altar for Samhain. Now there's no hard-fast rule and how you're supposed to do this but think of it more as me giving you ideas. I also did another blog post a couple of years ago on how to do a Dumb Supper so if you're interested go check that out. You might be able to add something from there as well from what I'm telling you here.
Pick Your Colors
Symbols of Samhain or Death
- Yellow Red and Orange Maple Leaves
- Pine Cones
- Skulls Human and/or Animal (Remember this is just to symbolize death it doesn't have to be real, it can be fake.)
- Straw Man
- Acorns and Nuts
- Pumpkin pie
- Anything apples
- Roasted meats
- Root vegetables
- Dark wine
- Wheat Bread