October 31 is the day when the majority of Americans sending a lot of Happy Halloweens to each other. However, suppose you are born and raised in Celtic nations, you will instead get a bunch of Happy Samhain messages as people there celebrating a festival that is originated from pagan religion. Read on to learn more about Samhain greetings to make this traditional celebration more memorable than ever.
As briefly mentioned above, Samhain is a tradition celebrated by ancient pagan believers. Today, Samhain day takes place on October 31, the same day people celebrate Halloween. Those who still celebrate this special day believe that there are no borders between the spiritual and physical worlds during the occasion, allowing an increased connection between Otherworld dwellers and humans.
According to the latest study, there are more than one million Pagan believers residing in the United States. When surveyed, approximately 0.4% of the respondents said they are Wiccan or Pagan. These people are those who still regularly celebrating the day of the dead.
If you are interested in this Celtic tradition, you don’t necessarily have to travel across the continents just to enjoy the celebrating atmosphere of Samhain unless if you think it’s a must as you like to travel a lot. For those of you who want to join the tradition, there are a lot of effortless ways you can do, such as follows:
- Decorate an altar – You can make offerings for the deceased by placing seasonal fruits like nuts, pears, grapes, and pomegranates on an altar.
- Use black candles – Light on black candles and put them on the windows.
- Hold a dinner – Dinner is compulsory when celebrating Samhain and you can place additional chairs and plates for the deceased ones during the dinner.
- Light a fireplace – Celts believe that light a fireplace or bonfire calms the souls of those who have died.
Happy Samhain Day: Messages, Greetings, and Quotes
Messages for Samhain Day
Among all the traditions above, sending Happy Samhain messages is the most respectful way you can do to respect those who religiously celebrate this day. Don’t know how to craft proper greetings? To make them impressed with your intentions, this post provides you with a number of wishes ideas you can select from.
**_Wishing you a very Happy Halloween and a very blessed Samhain full of enjoyment, merriment and entertainment!
**_As the year turns, I wish all your happiness and joy carries forward to the next year and you have a happy and happening life. Happy Samhain.
**_The upcoming year may bring you with all the strength you need. May this Samhain endow you with all the power you need to rush through the next year.
**_As the curtain between the worlds turn thinner on the day of Samhain, we wish that you travel to the second half of the season with all the luck and grace.
**_Not every year is the same and if this was a bad one for you then rest assured that the upcoming is surely set to be your for the taking. Have a great Samhain.
**_Leave behind the past and move ahead with all the positivity of life. It is assured that you will have a great year ahead. Happy Samhain.
**_Celebrate the Halloween season on Samhain. The evil is out on in the open and so is the good! Choose your side and celebrate Samhain in the best way.
**_The winter is coming with all its might as the season of comfort kicks in! Have a happy and happening Samhain.
**_Let us enjoy the night and welcome the Winter of the year with our arms wide open. Spread the joy and have a great year ahead.
**_There is devil within each of us but it depends on us whether they are to be nourished or detained within. Burn your devil side into ashes on the holy fire of Samhain. Have a great Samhain celebration today.
**_Let us remove negative thoughts from the depth of our souls on this day of Samhain. Celebrate the evening with people you love and God shall give you a great year ahead.
**_It is that part of the year where we step from light into darkness and move ahead with all the memories of the last year. Happy Samhain to every person out there.
**_On the night of Samhain do not be afraid of the dressed up devil because they shall perish with the sun of the next morning. Embrace Samhain celebration with your heart and have a great winter ahead.
**_Treat yourself with the best harvest of the year on this day as the hard work of the year has brought its colours alive. Do not hold back and make the next year even more happening. Have a great Samhain.
**_The living and the dead come closer as the veil shifts on this day of Samhain. May your year end on a higher note!
**_Our heartiest wishes for you to have a great harvest season next year. With God’s grace, you had a great season this time and it’s time to rejoice. Happy Samhain.
**_As the winter sneaks in, it is time to cherish the delicacies and sit around the fireplace with the entire family. Wishing you all a Happy Samhain.
**_Happy Samhain, I wish you all the joy for the coming year and my heart goes out to your well being. Stay blessed.
**_As we mark the end of harvest, it is time to cherish the winter knocking at door. Happy Samhain.
Cool Sayings and Samhain Quotes
While only a few Pagans still religiously celebrate Samhain, many people still excitingly join the tradition by dressing up in fabulous costumes, much like people do on Halloween. You can also exchange Samhain greeting cards with your friends and family. Below are some excellent ideas you can refer to create spooky yet funny greeting cards to send on Samhain.
**_“Samhain translates prosaically as “summer’s end.” It marks the end of the light half of the Celtic year and the beginning of the dark half. The border between years is distinguished by the border between worlds.” _Judika Illes
**_“Nothing is ever lost as time passes, it merely metamorphoses into something as wonderful or, in some cases, into something even better than before.” _Carole Carlton.
**_“It is traditional on Samhain night to leave a plate of food outside the home for the souls of the dead. A candle placed in the window guides them to the lands of eternal summer, and burying apples in the hard-packed earth ‘feeds’ the passed ones on their journey.”_Scott Cunningham
**_“Practically, a besom [broom] is used at Samhain to sweep away the last of the autumn leaves; but its also used to ritually sweep out old energy and create space for the new.”_Lisa Lister
**_“If there’s one day you can really let your inner freaky witch out, it’s on Samhain. Also known as the witch’s New Year, Samhain celebrates all we’ve accomplished and allows us to do so alongside those who have made it happen: our ancestors. The veil that separates us from them is like a curtain, and we’re able to peek behind it much more easily now than at any other time of year.”_Gabriela Herstik
**_“The pagan Samhain is not, and never was, associated with evil or negativity. It has always been a time to reaffirm our belief in the oneness of all spirits, and in our firm resolution that physical death is not the final act of existence. Though death is very much a part of Samhain’s symbolism, this sabbat also celebrates the triumph of life over death.”_Edain McCoy
**_“The hazelnut is associated with Samhain because it is one of the last things to be harvested. The hazel tree itself was revered by the Celtic peoples as a symbol of wisdom and divination. It is customary to string nine hazelnuts together (hazel is the ninth month in the Celtic tree calendar), tie the ends together, and consecrate it in the smoke of the Samhain fire. The hazelnut ring is then hung in the house as a protective amulet for the coming year.”_Sandra Kynes
**_“The winter quarter of Samhain brings restoration and renewal, as the cold weather closes in, so the soul is led to more reflective depths. It is traditionally associated with the remembrance of the ancestors, with the coming of death and the conception of new life. In the human growth cycle, Samhain corresponds to the period of old age when wisdom, freedom of spirit and clarity are experienced. Samhain is a good time to celebrate the lives of all wise elders, all those whose actions and ideas have brought resolution and peace, all holy ones whose sacrifice have brought new life and opened spiritual thresholds to all.”_Caitlin Matthews
**_“Samhain is a holiday infused with positive energy and filled with hope for our planet’s future. With the icy, cold months of Winter about to begin, it is fitting that on every Samhain eve the Morrighan, one of a triplicity of Celtic Goddesses with the power to give birth to a new land, celebrates Her ritual union with the Dagda, the ‘Good God,’ one of the highest, most illustrious of the Celtic Gods. The Morrighan is a Goddess of gigantic proportions, Who is straddling the two sides of a river when She encounters the Dagda eating from a cauldron along the river’s edge. Although She possesses a complexity of abilities both good and bad, the Morrighan’s role on this night is to reaffirm life in the face of Winter’s impending hardships and struggles.”_Laurie Cabot
**_“Samhain marks the end of the Celtic year and, after a three-day observance, the beginning of the next agricultural cycle. Just as a seed begins its existence in the dark of the soil, so does the new year begin in the dark of winter, which is the time to rest, take stock of the past year’s accomplishments, and dream of future goals.”_Ellen Evert Hopman
**_“The identification of Samhain with the beginning of the New Year comes from the Celtic tradition of each day beginning at sundown. Just as each sabbat festival begins on the eve of the celebrated day, so, too, does the year begin with the advent of winter.”_Judy Ann Nock
Due to the situation, many of you might not be able to attend the Samhain celebration at the end of this year. Even so, you can still create some unique greetings for your loved ones. Use the provided greeting ideas to make people laugh on a spooky day.
**_Good growth for good food is what we all need. Pray to God on the date of Samhain for a great harvest in the next season. Enjoy your Samhain day to the most.
**_True gifts are those that come from the heart rather than the purse. Eat, drink, sing and dance on the day of Samhain and welcome the new season and year with all the love and positivity.
**_The summer and fertile fields are replaced with the barren and dry forests of the winter after the date of Samhain. Have a great Samhain Celebration.
**_Love your ancestors on this day of Samhain as they are right behind you. Up from the grave to bid you good luck for the year to come.
**_Prepare your fantastic meal because it is the end of harvest season and the year truly has given you a lot. You have the responsibility to bid adieu the year in the best manner. Happy Samhain.
**_Samhain is summer’s end. Embrace the winter and pray to have a great new year ahead. Happy Samhain and a great season end!
**_Horror fans love celebrating Samhain as they can be their favourite characters on this Halloween celebration. Enjoy to the fullest on Samhain.
**_The autumn tree will soon be here and each of the leaves will have a story to tell. Have a heart warming Samhain.
**_On the night of the Samhain, living and dead come as close as they can! Embrace the spirits of life and get rid of the dark spirits who hold you back. Light up your life on this Samhain.
**_The darkness covers the ancestors who pay a visit on the day of Samhain. Believe in the good and let evil slide away with the first sunshine of the New Year.
**_Nothing ever passes onto zero, the energy is converted into something else and then carried forward. Pray for the positivity you need in life to progress. Happy Samhain.
Whether you send amusing, memorable, or even religious Samhain quotes, they will unquestionably make the recipient impressed with your good intention. Make the best use of this post to help you create one-of-a-kind greetings to send on Samhain.