Let the Countdown to Samhain and Halloween Begin


By The Fairytale Traveler’s contributing author, Ed Mooney

From things that go bump in the night, to Gaelic traditions and practices. As a child, Samhain was always a special time for me, even more so than Christmas, which we also celebrated. There was just something different in the air that even as a child I was able to recognize. Despite the nasty cold and wet weather we are blessed with in Ireland, which can be depressing at the best of times, there is a very sudden sense of magic in the air at this time of year. Continue reading…

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

3 Comments on this post

  1. Hi! I’m an American of Irish descent, but I don’t know the Irish language very well (although I am learning it with Rosetta Stone), and I would really like to know how to pronounce some of the more obscure words, like Samhain. Is it SAM-hane, Sam-HANE, Sam-HINE, or something else entirely? Thanks! 😀

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