Samhain – How Do You Celebrate/Ideas?

Clothahump at Samhain 2006

Clothahump at Samhain 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samhain is approaching and I have a few questions I’d like to throw out there. So here’s the first one:

  • How do you celebrate Samhain? (i.e. Ritual, Pumpkin Carving, Offerings, etc)
  • I know there are a bunch of ways for the pronunciation of Samhain, how do you pronounce it?
  • Ideas for celebrating Samhain when you’re in a completely Christian household?

I’ll elaborate on my last question. I recently moved back in with my parents due to financial issues. They each are aware of my religion but neither agree and like to brush it under the table as we all attempt to avoid religious conversation. To me, since I’m finally of age and a legal adult, I’ve really enjoyed my freedom to do as I please within my religion, but as you can probably tell, moving back home poses a large amount of restrictions of what I can and cannot do.

Along side this, I don’t actually have an altar yet. Which often bothers me at times, but both my parents would “freak out”. I do have my incense, tarot cards, and some votive candles all along my top shelf of my book shelf that I consider sacred, but that is as close as I get to an altar.

(also low on cash) It’s going to be a bit harder to just go out and buy things for Samhain, anything large at least. My best friend’s ashes are also on the mentioned shelf, and I want to do some type of offering or honoring, just not sure what or how.

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