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Samhain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Samhain ( /ˈsɑːwɪn/, /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/, or /ˈsaʊn/)[1] is a Gaelic harvest festival held on October 31–November 1. It was linked to festivals held around the same time in other Celtic cultures, and was popularised as the "Celtic New Year" from the late 19th century, following Sir John Rhys and Sir James Frazer.[2] The date of Samhain was associated with the Catholic All Saints' Day (and later All Souls' Day) from at least the 8th century, and both the secular Gaelic and the Catholic liturgical festival have influenced the secular customs now connected with Halloween.[3]

The medieval Goidelic festival of Samhain marked the end of the harvest, the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half". It was celebrated over the course of several days and had some elements of a Festival of the Dead. Bonfires played a large part in the festivities. People and their livestock would often walk between two bonfires as a cleansing ritual, and the bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into its flames.[4]

Samhain is celebrated as a religious festival by some neopagans.[
so October 31st 2012 ..... 10 + 31 + 12 = 53 = HM 8
November 1st 2012 = 11 + 1 + 12 = 12 + 12 = 24 = HM 6
it is interesting to note that a surah in the Koran is Called The Morning Star :

Arabic Quran Surah 86. The Morning Star, The Nightcomer

At Târiq
. The Morning Star, The Nightcomer

guess which Surah it is ......

Surah 86 .... isn't Venus the Morning Star

Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.” -Confucius.
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