Celtic New Year
October 31st marks the Celtic New Year, also known as Samhain. Marking the passing of autumn and the onset of winter, Samhain was a time when cattle were slaughtered and the dead reportedly walked the earth, passing from door to door. In order to protect themselves from these roving spirits, the Celts would disguise themselves by wearing costumes. Many of the traditions we celebrate on Halloween are influenced directly by the Celtic New Year. Many Evangelical groups point to these pagan origins to prove Halloween can be directly linked to the Devil.