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==Historicity==
 
==Historicity==
   
Samhain is a pagan celebration where the spirits of the dead would came to the world to haunt the living. In some religions the religious caste would use the day to channel magical energy to cast spells. However as the religion of Christianity took over the pagan regions, Samhain was Christianised into the All Hollow's Eve, which was secularised into Halloween.
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Samhain is a pagan celebration where the spirits of the dead would came to the world to haunt the living. In some religions the religious caste would use the day to channel magical energy to cast spells. However as the religion of Christianity took over the pagan regions, Samhain was Christianised into the All Hollow's Eve, which was secularized into Halloween.
   
 
Currently Neopagan religions, specially those who claim Celtic and magic practise, such as [[wikipedia:Wicca|Wicca]], use it to symbolise to End of the Year, which was Samhain place in the religious calendar.
 
Currently Neopagan religions, specially those who claim Celtic and magic practise, such as [[wikipedia:Wicca|Wicca]], use it to symbolise to End of the Year, which was Samhain place in the religious calendar.
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