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'''"It was on the stroke of midnight of Samhain's eve. The moment when the veil between the worlds are at its 'thinnest..."''
   
-[[Gaius]] ([[The Darkest Hour]])
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-[[Gaius]] ([[The Darkest Hour]])[[File:The_Cailleach.png|thumb|The Cailleach appears on Samhain]]
   
 
'''Samhain''' is a religious celebration and a day of great [[Magic|magical]] importance to the [[Old Religion]]. During Samhain people praise to their deads and everyone who departed. It's the End of Year Eve.
 
'''Samhain''' is a religious celebration and a day of great [[Magic|magical]] importance to the [[Old Religion]]. During Samhain people praise to their deads and everyone who departed. It's the End of Year Eve.
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During Samhain the people of [[Camelot]] would prepare a feast to mourn their deceased and those who departed. The feast would be preceded by a speech from the current ruler before a toast.
 
During Samhain the people of [[Camelot]] would prepare a feast to mourn their deceased and those who departed. The feast would be preceded by a speech from the current ruler before a toast.
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To the practitioners of the Old Religion, the [[High Priestesses]] would gather in the [[Isle of the Blessed]] where they would [[Blood-sacrifice|sacrifice]] a living human to tear the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing [[Dorocha|evil magical creatures]] into the world. The sacrifice would unleash a vast deal of mystical power into the world which sorceresses can tap into for a limited time (''[[The Darkest Hour]]'').
 
To the practitioners of the Old Religion, the [[High Priestesses]] would gather in the [[Isle of the Blessed]] where they would [[Blood-sacrifice|sacrifice]] a living human to tear the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing [[Dorocha|evil magical creatures]] into the world. The sacrifice would unleash a vast deal of mystical power into the world which sorceresses can tap into for a limited time (''[[The Darkest Hour]]'').

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'"It was on the stroke of midnight of Samhain's eve. The moment when the veil between the worlds are at its 'thinnest..."

-Gaius (The Darkest Hour)
The Cailleach

The Cailleach appears on Samhain

Samhain is a religious celebration and a day of great magical importance to the Old Religion. During Samhain people praise to their deads and everyone who departed. It's the End of Year Eve.

Celebrations

During Samhain the people of Camelot would prepare a feast to mourn their deceased and those who departed. The feast would be preceded by a speech from the current ruler before a toast.

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To the practitioners of the Old Religion, the High Priestesses would gather in the Isle of the Blessed where they would sacrifice a living human to tear the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing evil magical creatures into the world. The sacrifice would unleash a vast deal of mystical power into the world which sorceresses can tap into for a limited time (The Darkest Hour).

History

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, the Samhain was Christianised into the All Hollow's Eve, which was secularized into the Halloween.

Currently neopagan religions, specially those who claim Celtic and magic practise, such as Wicca, use it to symbolise to End of the Year, which was Samhain place in the religious calendar.

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