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Samonios, at the roots of Halloween


The entry into the cold and dark season marked the beginning of a new year for the Celts. The granaries are full of abundant harvests, and the banquets can start. But this night, between 31st October and 1st November, is an open door onto the world of gods and spirits …

This Celtic celebration is known in Ireland by the name of Samain, and on the continent by the name of Samonios. In the 9th century, it was christianised as All Saints Day (1st November) and All Souls Day (2nd November). Later, in the United States, it was anglicised into Halloween.


The Samonios activities aims to emphasise our regional heritage around All Saints Day and to discover our Celtic inheritance, all in a festive atmosphere fit for Halloween.

October, 31

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